Thursday morning report, July 21

Five things to know this Thursday morning: 

1.) Golden Corral has announced it will open a week from today, July 28, at 11 a.m. 

“My team and I are thrilled to bring a brand new Golden Corral to the Downey community," General Manager Rey Vasquez said in a company press release. "We’re anxiously counting down the days until our...grand opening."

Golden Corral says it hired about 200 workers for the new restaurant.

2.) Downey Grocery Outlet is participating in the Independence from Hunger Food Drive and is collecting food donations to benefit PTA HELPS. 

Customers can help by purchasing specially-marked food items that PTA HELPS has identified as "high-need" items. Purchase these items and then place them in the collection bin at the front of the store. 

Customers can also purchase pre-filled grocery bags or make a cash donation at the register. Donate $1, $5 or round up your change. 

3.) If you think the Downey school board has an affinity for renaming schools, check out what they're doing in Long Beach. 

4.) Bastards downtown is hiring servers. To apply, email or call Manny at (760) 397-7780.

The Downey Patriot is looking to hire an advertising salesperson. Full time, base plus commission. Apply by emailing 

5.) Longtime Downey resident Jerry Kline died Sunday. He was 77.