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America’s Housing Crisis

Maya Guzman, Writer February 7, 2021

It is easy to disregard the harsh realities awaiting us beyond our diplomas. To pretend that in a time where every news channel you flip through, catastrophe after catastrophe, life as one feverish dream....

Get to know: Art Gonzalez

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

Earning 3,998 votes in 2016, Arturo “Art” Gonzalez, running for District 5, stated at the Downey City Council Candidate Forum on Oct. 1 that he is running a grassroots campaign and connecting with...

Get to know: Carrie Uva

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

As stated at the Downey City Council Forum on Oct. 1, Carmela "Carrie" Uva is running for the city council to represent District 5 having been born and raised in the City of Downey. Besides working as...

Get to know: Mario Trujillo

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

A public servant for over 30 years, Mario Trujillo, a former school teacher and the Deputy District Attorney for LA. County is seeking a term on the city council, representing district 5. In addition to...

Get to Know: Juan Martinez

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor November 3, 2020

A resident who has lived in the City of Downey for over a decade, Juan Martinez, has participated in local city government as an activist, pushing for the city council to do right by the people. However,...

Get to know: Eric Pierce

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor October 27, 2020

Although raised in Whittier, Eric Pierce, a candidate for District 3 on the Downey City Council, began serving his community in 2002 when he was hired by The Downey Patriot. Since then, he has moved to...

Get to know: Catherine Alvarez

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor October 27, 2020

Running for District 3, Catherine Alvarez’s inspiration comes from her discontent with AB-1482, a state measure that took effect on Jan. 1 allowing landlords to raise the cost of rent to their desired...

Get to know: Alexandria Contreras

Andre Lucas, Co-Copy Editor October 27, 2020

Declaring her candidacy in June, Alexandria Contreras challenges Mayor Blanca Pacheco, to represent District 1 on the Downey City Council. A lifelong Downey resident, Contreras graduated from Warren High...

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