Five things to know this Thursday morning:
1.) A Downey mother is asking the public's help in locating her 20-year-old daughter, who has been missing for more than a week.
From the Long Beach Post:
Jesslyn Aquino was last seen during the middle of the day on Wednesday, January 6 when she received a call from a person asking for a ride, according to her mother Araceli Alarcon.
Aquino had allegedly been called by a man named James Britton—who also goes by the name Daylon Lockette—who said he had some type of emergency and needed her help, Downey Police Department Detective Steve Aubuchon said.
“She didn't do what she was supposed to do which is pick up a sibling from school and that’s when her mom started to worry and then reported her missing,” Aubuchon added.
Anyone who sees her is asked to call police.
2.) Stay Gallery will host "Gaucho Style" tonight, a group exhibit featuring the work of Valentin Flores, Gabriel Enamorado, Ana Godinez and Matthew "Nacho" Ward.
"Gaucho Grill, a restaurant opening soon at the Downey Promenade, has been generous enough to donate all the food and drinks to allow us to fundraise for our Stay Young 2016 Art Education Initiative," said Flores, executive director of the gallery. "Our goal is to fundraise $20K throughout the night."
There is a suggested donation of $50 for admission, which includes food and one drink. RSVP online at staygallery.org/gauchostyle
3.) Warren and Paramount, two of the top soccer schools in Southern California this year, played to a 2-2 tie Tuesday.
“This is USC-UCLA stuff, you just throw the records out for a hard-fought game every time,” Paramount head coach Rafa Villasenor told the Press-Telegram. “A draw is a win for both teams.”
4.) Downey school board member Willie Gutierrez has been nominated for the CFO of the Year award by the Orange County Business Journal. Gutierrez is featured in the magazine's latest issue (pages 29-30).
5.) The Downey Rose Float Association will continue to accept applications for Miss Downey, Miss Teen Downey, Junior Miss Downey and Little Miss Downey until Feb. 1.
For details, call Jennifer DeKay at (562) 714-5658.