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Five things to know this Wednesday morning:
1.) On a 5-0 vote, the City Council has rejected the Wet Bar’s appeal for a live entertainment permit.
Owners of the Wet Bar offered to sound-proof residents’ windows, install trees, and try other noise-reducing efforts, but council members were concerned of the bar’s close proximity to nearby homes. They also were apprehensive after the bar was twice caught with live entertainment even after a warning from police.
“In my gut, in my heart of hearts, I see this being a problem,” Mayor Fernando Vasquez said in rejecting the appeal.
2.) The city’s rooftop concert series gets underway today, with a concert on the top deck of the downtown parking structure behind the Krikorian Theatre.
Swing Kings, a big band that plays everything from 1940s jazz to Top 40, is opening the series. “Grease” (PG-13) will be screened after the concert.
The free event begins with the concert at 7 p.m. and the movie at approximately 9 p.m. Residents should bring their own chairs.
The rooftop concert series will take place every fourth Wednesday of the month through October.
3.) Author and historian Chris Epting will present a lecture at Stay Gallery at 8 p.m. tonight, part of “Downey History Week,” an initiative between the Downey Conservancy, Downey Museum of Art and Stay Gallery.
4.) Henry Garza of Los Lonely Boys is suing VenueTech — operators of the Downey Theatre — after he fell into an orchestra pit during a live performance at the theater last year. The suit seeks punitive damages for negligence, breach of contract and loss of consortium. Courthouse News Service
5.) The Laker Girls will be at Lakewood Healthcare Center today from 2-3:30 p.m. for a luau and community barbecue. The facility is at 12023 S. Lakewood Blvd., across from Downey Landing, and the public is invited.