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Five things to know this Wednesday morning:
1.) The city of Downey released a statement yesterday regarding the Planning Commission’s approval of go-go dancers last week. Actually, it wasn’t much of a “statement” than a reiteration of facts:
“On August 20, 2014 the Planning Commission will hold a second public hearing to consider grant Club DB’s request for go-go dancers at its nightclub establishment. The Planning Commission held its first hearing on Club DB’s application on July 16, 2014 and directed staff to bring back an approval of go-go dancers with conditions for further discussion on August 20th. Any person interested in the matter may attend the Planning Commission’s meeting on August 20th. Once the Planning Commission makes a final decision on Club DB’s application for go-go dancers, the decision may be appealed within 15 days of the Planning Commission decision.”
2.) Textbooks under consideration for adoption by the Downey Board of Education are now available for public inspection at district headquarters. If adopted, the textbooks will be used in high school AP Art History classes and by the World Languages Department.
The materials are on display in the second floor lobby of the Gallegos Administration Center from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, until Aug. 18. Suggestions or criticisms must be submitted in writing by Aug. 12.
3.) Geraldine “Gerri” Emmi, a longtime Downey resident and Special Olympics athlete, died in her sleep June 30. She was 57. Gerri worked at The Arc for more than 30 years, and won Special Olympics medals in swimming. Services were held July 7.
4.) The highly-anticipated Downey Chick-fil-A has a target opening date of Sept. 11, Downey Chamber events manager Mia Vasquez said.
5.) The Joshua Tree, a U2 tribute band, will perform tonight at Furman Park. The free concert starts at 7 p.m.