Monday morning report, Aug. 3

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

1.) In-N-Out in Downey is being sued after a customer claims to have gotten ill after finding meth in his soda cup. 

Fred Maldonado says he found two capsules of meth in the bottom of his cup after using the restaurant's soda fountain.

"Astonished at the discovery, Maldonado returned to the scene of the drop and confronted the manager, earning himself a free burger in the process," reports Eater L.A. "Apparently that wasn’t enough though, as Maldonado left to to have the capsules tested, which is how they were determined to be not only filled with meth, but illegal meth at that."

Maldonado is seeking unspecified damages. In-N-Out has denied the claims. 


2.) The Downey Fire Department's  Ryan Schleiger and Sergio Zavala have been dispatched to Sequoia National Forest to help battle the Cabin Fire, which has burned 2,600 acres and is only 2% contained. 


3.) Business at the 20-20 Draft House on Firestone Boulevard is doing so well the bar is opening a second location in Bellflower. 

"Our new location is bigger, will have Banda and Mariachi on select nights and has hard liquor!! It has an outdoor patio and is currently being remodeled!"

4.) Downey High grad Karina Gonzalez has been named a #Pride58 recipient by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia. 

"Karina Gonzalez is a 2015 graduate from Downey High School and already is an exceptional young leader. Since sixth grade she has been involved in Kiwanis student leadership programs.

"This school year, Karina along with a committee of student leaders created a service project to feed thousands of children in the Philippines who were affected by Typhoon Yolanda. While most teens were out enjoying their summer vacation, Karina and close friend Liz were working tirelessly to find a way to help the children of the Philippines."


5.) The Embassy Suites, which has been under extensive renovations for much of this year, has scheduled a grand re-opening celebration for Aug. 26 from 5-7 p.m. 

RSVP with the Downey Chamber of Commerce by Aug. 24.