Tuesday morning report, Dec. 22

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) Today's regularly scheduled City Council meeting has been canceled due to an anticipated lack of quorum. The next meeting is scheduled for Jan. 12. 

2.) The Downey Kiwanis Foundation was honored at last week's school board meeting. The foundation awards 25 scholarships annually, and it recent years has given more than $60,000. 

Since its inception in 1985, the foundation has donated approximately $1.6 million to benefit Downey children. 

"It is our pleasure to give," said foundation president Jerry Wetzstein. "We take pride in the city of Downey and we want to give to the Downey community. We focus not only on the children but the community as a whole." 


3.) If you need gift-wrapping done, kids from Downey High's KIWIN's Club are at Downey Avenue and 2nd Street, wrapping gifts in exchange for donations. They're there daily from 12-7:30 p.m. 


4.) Gail Courtney has reportedly resigned as executive director of the Downey Chamber of Commerce. The chamber isn't typically open about things, but sources say Courtney took another job. 

On her LinkedIn page, Courtney made no secret of her desire to leave, writing in all-caps, "ACTIVELY SEEKING NEW OPPORTUNITIES!"


5.) Stonewood Center is open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and tomorrow, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Kohl's is open 24 hours until Christmas Eve, when it closes at 6 p.m.