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Five things to know this Monday:
1.) Most banks and government facilities are closed today, including City Hall. There is no street sweeping, and trash pick-up will be delayed one day.
2.) Downey High cheerleaders will offer its annual cheer clinic for kids ages 5-13 on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the gymnasium.
Kids will learn game action cheers and then perform a routine during the Sept. 26 football game. Cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt, snacks, and two tickets to the football game. For more information, call Janet Minnig at (562) 923-5883.
3.) Downey High’s football team rallied from a 14-point second half deficit to beat Mayfair, 34-21, last Friday in the season opener. Warren begins its season Friday at St. Paul. P-T
4.) Unfortunately, it appears Downey won’t get California’s first Dunkin’ Donuts, as the Santa Monica location is scheduled to open tomorrow. L.A. Weekly
5.) Jose Meza, who has spent the last four years as a volunteer Downey police explorer, will leave for military training Sept. 8. Meza, who joined the Marines, will be the first in his family to serve in the military. He’s the only son of Aida Flores, of Downey.
“Good luck, our future Marine, we are so proud of you,” she said.
Meza is pictured above with his family.