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Five things to know this Wednesday morning:
1.) The city of Downey has extended its deadline to July 21 for restaurants wanting to participate in the International Food Festival.
Formerly known as the Taste of the Downey, the Sept. 20 festival will feature a diverse selection of Downey-based restaurants. There will also be multiple entertainment stages featuring world music and dance, a family-fun zone, and a demonstration by a local celebrity chef. It will be held in Downtown Downey.
Interested restaurants can apply online at downeyca.org or call (562) 904-7151. Deadline is Monday at 5 p.m.
2.) Latin rock band Sonsoles is performing tonight at Furman Park. The ensemble group fuses rock, pop, dance, reggaeton and salsa rhythms with catchy melodies.
3.) If you read this in time, City Manager Gilbert Livas will be guest speaker at this morning’s Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis meeting, starting at 7 a.m. at the Rio Hondo Event Center. (Disclosure: I belong to the Kiwanis club.)
4.) In case you missed it, the Planning Commission tonight will consider four requests from Club DB Lounge: to stay open until 4 a.m., to serve alcohol in its outdoor patio, to have valet parking, and to hire go-go dancers. Reaction has been mixed.
5.) Bellflower is facing a lawsuit over its at-large voting system, which critics say discriminates against minorities. LAT