Thursday morning report, April 28

Five things to know this Thursday morning: 

1.) Downey mayor Alex Saab has endorsed Steve Napolitano to replace Don Knabe on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. 

Napolitano, a registered Republican, also snagged endorsements from Councilman Roger Brossmer and former mayors Mario Guerra and Kirk Cartozian. 

Saab, Brossmer and Guerra are also Republicans, while Cartozian is a registered independent. 

Mayor Pro Tem Fernando Vasquez and Councilman Luis Marquez, who are Democrats, have endorsed Janice Hahn for the same seat. 


2.) Downey Federal Credit Union holds its annual meeting in the Warren High School library today at 5 p.m.

Following the meeting is their annual food-packing event in the gym. This year's goal is to package 50,000 meals, which will all stay in the Downey community. 


3.) Walmart will celebrate its grand opening May 11 at 7:30 a.m. 


4.) The Columbia Memorial Space Center is hosting a screening of "The Martian" tomorrow night. 

The event begins at 7 p.m. with a panel discussion featuring three scientists and engineers. The film begins immediately after. 

Admission is free. 


5.) Don't forget that Downey Ride & Stride is this Sunday and there will be many street closures pretty much all day. There are details here. 

There will be food, live entertainment, art, fitness demonstrations and more along the route. Residents are encouraged to walk, run, bicycle, or even skateboard (just leave your car at home).