Five things to know this Thursday morning:
1.) Jim Busby, an aerospace historian and founding member of Downey's Aerospace Legacy Foundation, died unexpectedly yesterday.
Busby was also a board member at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. In a statement, the center said it was "deeply saddened" by the news of his death.
"Jim was a tireless advocate for the Space Center as well as an expert on our local aerospace history. We could not thank him enough for all he did to further our mission. He will be missed."
No cause of death was publicly released. We will post funeral service information when available.
2.) JWCH Institute is now hiring to fill positions at Wesley Health Center in Downey. Available positions include medical assistant, CNA, enrollment specialist, and more.
3.) The Lock & Key announced it is participating in Negroni Week, a week-long celebration that raises money for local charities.
4.) Here is the latest Neighborhood Watch newsletter.
5.) An automotive repair shop on Lakewood Boulevard, right across the street from the Promenade, is for sale. Asking price: $2.75 million.
The property is currently vacant.