Thursday morning report, Oct. 15

Five things to know this Thursday morning: 

1.) BevMo won't be opening a liquor warehouse in Downey, at least not at their planned location on Firestone Boulevard. 

The store reportedly couldn't come to terms on a lease with the property owner at 8530 Firestone Blvd. 

However, BevMo still hopes to open a store in Downey, said Mayor Pro Tem Alex Saab. 

"They weren't able to come to terms with the property owner, however, they are looking for an alternate location," said Saab. "They want to come to Downey. The city is working diligently to find them another location." 


2.) Susan Domen, a former deputy city clerk in Downey, has been named city clerk in Lake Elsinore. 

“Not only did she come across as knowledgeable, she has a personality that is very customer service-oriented,” Lake Elsinor Mayor Steve Manos told the Riverside Press-Enterprise. “We’re very lucky to have her aboard.”

Domen left Downey in 2011 to take a job in Burbank. 


3.) Downey and Dominguez finished their football game yesterday, and the Vikings pulled out the win, 27-14. 

Their game last Friday was suspended in the third quarter due to issues with the stadium lights.


4.) Frank Kearns will read from his latest book, "Yearlings," at Poetry Matters tonight at Stay Gallery. 

"This and his previous publication are both excellent works," says Andrew Wahlquist, president of the Downey Arts Coalition. "His poems recreate the past and present with vibrant images and ideas, a lovely world we get to briefly inhabit through his words." 

Doors open at 7 p.m. 


5.) State Sen. Tony Mendoza will host a "Senior Scam Stopper" workshop Oct. 23 from 9-11 a.m. at the Barbara Riley Center. 

The seminar will teach seniors how to guard against scams. To RSVP, call (562) 860-3202.