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Friday morning report, Aug. 22
WRITTEN BY :   Eric Pierce

Five things to know this Friday morning: 

1.) Slow news day? CBS-2 covers the pine tree removals on Muller Street. CBS-2

Honda World Downey is hosting a back-to-school supply drive through Labor Day. The car dealership is collecting paper, binders, pocket folders, backpacks, rulers, pencils, pencil cases and other school supplies. All items will benefit needy students at Studebaker Elementary in Norwalk.

The Downey Unified School District is now accepting applications for free or reduced-price meals. Apply online

St. John Bosco’s football team opens its season tonight at Hawaii, starting at 10:30 p.m. our time. The game is being streamed online at

 “The Avenue: Historical Photographs of Downey Avenue” opens tonight at Stay Gallery. 

“My passion for Downey Avenue (named Crawford Street until the 1930s) has not only dictated my professional aspirations, but has also planted a vision to revitalize and engage a community in transition,” Valetin Flores, executive director of Downey Art Vibe, wrote in a commentary for the Patriot. “It is my opinion that Downey Avenue needs to be the epicenter that symbolizes who we are as a city. During the last few years, a very interesting conversation began to develop about the future of our main street. To me, this process provides an opportunity for our community to reconnect with the cultural and historic heart of our city.

“This is part of the reason why I am so excited for Stay Gallery’s first historical exhibition, ‘The Avenue: Historical Photographs of Downey Avenue.’ I believe that where we came from points us to where we are going. Downey Avenue has gone through many ups and downs but has the potential to return to a thriving state that comprises many local businesses and cultural amenities.”

Published: Friday, August 22, 2014, WEB ONLY
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