Friday morning report, June 19

Five things to know this Friday morning: 

1.) The inaugural "Save the Brave" bicycle ride in support of veterans battling PTSD will be held June 28 in Downey, organizers announced. 

The ride begins at 7:45 at Rio San Gabriel Park. Bicyclists will head south to Liberty Park in Cerritos, about 5.7 miles away. 

"Our intent is to provide veterans a service to overcome physical, mental or emotional wounds," organizers said. "The rides are uplifting, motivating, and a huge confidence booster for veterans to keep pushing forward." 

If you want to participate, register online here.


2.) The Downey Fire Department announced it will conduct a live fire training burn next Tuesday and Wednesday at 7124 Firestone Blvd. 

The department will set several small fires within the building as part of firefighter training. 

Residents with questions or concerns can call Capt. Peter Browne at (562) 904-7313.


3.) The city of Downey has issued an RFP for emergency management consultant services. Proposals are due by July 17.


4.)  Warren High's class of 2015 graduates tonight, with commencement ceremonies at Cerritos College. 


5.) A couple of cool events happening in Downey this weekend, including the Downey Arts Coalition's "Totally 80's Flashback Party" on Saturday night at the Epic Lounge. 

There's also a skate competition at Meredith Perkins Skate Park on Saturday afternoon, and a solstice viewing party at the Columbia Memorial Space Center on Sunday. Details are on our Events page.