Monday morning report, Sept. 19

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

Photo courtesy Mayor Alex Saab

Photo courtesy Mayor Alex Saab

1.) Check out the new signage that went up over the weekend marking Downey's Orange Estates neighborhood. 

The signs were an early initiative of Mayor Alex Saab. 

"This not only recognizes the historical name of that area as orange groves, but will also give a sense of pride and ownership and subsequently keep property values up," he said.


2.) After reports of scams in Orange County, the Downey Fire Department is reminding business owners that it doesn't charge for mandatory fire inspections. 

"Please know fire inspectors will never ask for payment during annual business fire prevention inspections," the department posted on Facebook. "Report any suspected fraud to Downey Fire Department at (562) 904-7345."


3.) Local historians will join for a discussion on Downey's 60th anniversary this Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Downey City Library. 

Larry Latimer will moderate, along with former mayors Bob Cormack and Diane Boggs. They'll also be joined by historian Jim Stecklein. 

In addition to the talk, a collection of historic Downey images will be on display. 


4.) Speaking of Downey history, Downey High alum Lash Stevenson has great essays on historic Downey on his personal website (links at the top of the page).


5.) The Stonewood Apartments, an 11-unit complex located near Stonewood Center (obviously), has hit the market with an asking price of $2.1 million. 

Rents at the complex are relatively cheap, with a two-bedroom unit going for an average of $1,050 per month.