Tuesday morning report, Aug. 2

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) Gangs Out of Downey meets at 7:40 a.m. in the second floor training room at City Hall. 

2.) National Night Out will be celebrated tonight with festivities from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Civic Center. 

The event includes free food, live music, face-painting, bicycle safety demonstrations, crime prevention workshops, information booths, and a jumper for kids. 

There is also a Downey PD canine demonstration at 7 p.m. and a fire department demonstration at 7:45. 

Hot dogs and drinks are free, and Shave It will be selling shaved ice and ice cream. 

3.) State Sen. Tony Mendoza announced a town hall forum this Friday to discuss his bill SB 648, which would establish oversight for companies that refer clients to health and residential care facilities for the elderly.

"Seniors and their families are often preyed upon by unscrupulous referral agencies that care only about profit and not the well-being of their clients," he said. "I invite interested seniors, their family members, and caregivers to this important town hall to learn about SB 648, which will strengthen oversight of health and elder care referral agencies."

The forum is from 10 a.m. to noon inside council chambers at Norwalk City Hall.

4.) The Downey Rose Float Association has rescheduled its "Family Fun Night" fundraiser to Sept. 30. 

All other details remain the same: Downey Elks Lodge, 5-10 p.m., proceeds to benefit Rose Float and Downey Relay for Life. 

5.) Interesting read from the Whittier Daily News: Why Whittier business owners aren't happy with possible historic designations. (The issue, I think, is people's conflicting definition of "historic.")