Friday morning report, Aug. 7

Five things to know this Friday morning:

1.) A fatal traffic collision involving a pedestrian has shut down Firestone Boulevard outside the post office this morning.

Preliminary reports indicate that a Honda Accord struck a 20-year-old skateboarder at about 2 a.m. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene.

The victim has not been publicly identified.


2.) Downey will host a prescription drug take-back event Saturday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the police department parking lot.

Here is a flyer with more details.


3.) A water conservation symposium will be held Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. inside the council chambers. Here is the flyer.


4.) Charles Phoenix returns to Downey Oct. 3 for a show at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.

Here is how the show is described:

"With his gracious sense of humor, unbridled enthusiasm, and keen expertise, Charles tells the stories and glories of the world’s oldest McDonalds, world’s first Taco Bell, Bobs Big Boy Broiler, Chris ‘n Pitts, secret “ghost town” remains of the “LA Co Poor Farm”, the Carpenters and their Only Just Begin and Close to You Apts, plus mom and pop businesses, mid-century architecture, local food, and Downey’s EPIC role in the race for space and so much more!"

Tickets are $29 and can be purchased here.


5.) Pico Rivera has unveiled a redesigned website.