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Five things to know this Tuesday morning:
1.) Local photographer John Zander is teaching an introduction to photography class that starts Sept. 9. It’s just one of several classes and programs listed in the city’s fall recreation guide. PDF
2.) The city of Downey officially responded to the latest lawsuit brought on by the Downey Firemen’s Association. Staff writer Christian Brown is working on a story for this week. Press Release
3.) Crews began the process of removing more than two dozen Canary Island palm trees from a stretch of Muller Street yesterday. Photo gallery
4.) There is a ribbon-cutting at 4:30 p.m. at Downey Teacher & School Supplies, a new store at 10445 Lakewood Blvd. (at Cherokee Drive). The store is owned by Sandy Bram.
5.) Angelo Carmine D’Eramo, a member of the Downey Knights of Columbus, died July 18 of natural causes at age 83. He was a Korean War veteran, and had a 21-year career with the Gas Company.