Monday morning report, Aug. 1

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

1.) Dressbarn has announced that its store at the Promenade is now open. 

"We are thrilled to be part of the Downey business community, and play an important role in the lives of the women who live here," said Nichole M. Lathon, dressbarn District Manager. “Our goal is to create a fun, informative shopping experience that helps women feel good, look great and express her unique point of view. 

"We think women in the Downey community will love what we have to offer."


2.) A Go Fund Me page has been created for two Cinemark workers whose vehicle was stolen last week. 

"I am desperately seeking help for 2 friends of mine, Kameron and Jasmine," friend Yvonne Soto wrote to the Patriot. "We are all currently working at the new Cinemark located in the Downey Promenade. Their car was recently stolen during one of their shifts this week around 11 am. There are no cameras located in the back area where they parked and unfortunately, it's going to be hard to catch the guy.

"To our surprise, Kameron is currently homeless and was living in the car. Now he has nowhere to go. It was a shock because he hid this secret so well as he came to work everyday with a huge smile, his customer service was/is always great, and he seemed to not have a care in the world. Unfortunately, he has the weight of the world on his shoulders.

"His girlfriend has helped him but now has suffered a blow as well due to the car being stolen. [They are] always helping others, even if it means giving someone the shirt off their back or their last dollar. I am writing you in hopes that you can share the link and the story on Facebook I have shared with you so that they can get help they so desperately need at the moment. It would mean a great deal. Thank you."


3.) There is also a Go Fund Me page to replace the metal track stolen from the float site last week. 


4.) Downey Daily Photos is taking a summer break


5.) A small retail center at 13117 Lakewood Blvd. is for sale at an asking price of $1.2 million. 

The property includes $500 monthly from billboard advertising.