Five things to know this Monday morning:
1.) Thanks to everyone who attended the Patriot's inaugural City Council debate last Friday at the Downey Theatre. It took an incredible amount of work to produce, so it was satisfying that many Downey residents chose to attend, making all the work worth it.
More importantly, I hope residents learned about the candidates running for office.
We're working on getting video of the debate posted online, and I'll post a link when that happens.
2.) The nation's first disability pride parade was held yesterday in Downey. The event was the first of its kind anywhere in the country.
Here are photos taken by former mayor Mario Guerra. ABC-7 covered the event as well but, as you can see from the screenshot, took a different angle.
3.) There's still time to participate in Downey's Dia de los Muertos altar and trunk altar contests.
Click here for details; deadline is Oct. 14.
4.) The Downey Conservancy is sponsoring a walking tour of historic Downtown Downey on Saturday, Oct. 22, starting at 9 a.m.
The tour will provide an overview of the historical and cultural landmarks downtown. Bring walking shoes and a bottle of water.
Participation is free.
5.) Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis has its annual golf tournament today at the Rio Hondo Golf Club.
It's too late to golf, but join us for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m.; cost is $40 for a Mexican buffet. There's also going to be some pretty cool raffle prizes.