Friday morning report, July 17

Five things to know this Friday morning: 

1.) Tod Corrin has announced he is running for another term on the Downey school board. 

Corrin is up for re-election in November, along with Willie Gutierrez, Donald LaPlante and D. Mark Morris.

Mayor Pro Tem Alex Saab has already publicly endorsed Corrin.


2.) There is a new restaurant at the corner of Stewart & Gray and Old River School Road that is getting positive reviews for its selection of burgers and chicken wings. 

Stewart & Grub (clever name) opened only recently, and is open Wednesday through Sunday.

The Facebook page Downey Loves Trader Joe's calls the restaurant, "A new place in SoDOW that's quickly getting noticed." 


3.) Assemblymember Cristina Garcia has launched a summer reading contest for kids. 

Students who complete the four-week challenge qualify for a raffle to win an iPad, gift cards, and other prizes. 

Get complete details and sign-up here


4.) "Freedom to Roll," a group art exhibit dedicated to skateboarding, opens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Stay Gallery. 

Participating artists include Victor Koast, Made Rindu, Ricky Ostendi, Christian Carrera, Kente Warren, George Navarro, Alanna, Victor Garibay, Eddie Cruz, Brian Walnum, Tony Virgen, Augor, Matthew Ward, Chris Sanchez, Bobby Miranda, Ivan Virgen, and Spankgrip.


5.) A Downey restaurant with a Type 47 liquor license is posted for sale on Craigslist. 

It doesn't look familiar to me. Can anyone identify it?