Five things to know this Tuesday morning:
1.) Demolition has begun on the former Bakers Square building at Paramount Boulevard and Imperial Highway to make room for a new Starbucks.
At the same corner, progress is also being made on the former Beach's Market. That building is being expanded and will soon house a Vallarta supermarket.
2.) Sarah Gonzales and Natalie Resendez, clarinet players with the Warren High band, have been selected to participate in the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1.
They will be the first students from Warren High to march in the Tournament of Roses Honors Band.
Photo is courtesy Downey Unified School District.
3.) Maude Price Elementary students delivered 10 shopping carts of food to the PTA HELPS food pantry last week, helping to refill their empty shelves. Photo collage courtesy Maude Price PTA.
4.) The remains of a Bellflower soldier have been identified and sent home, 65 years after the soldier's death in North Korea. Press-Telegram
5.) The City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. tonight at City Hall.
It's a fairly light agenda. Probably most interesting is a scheduled update from Fire Chief Mark Gillaspie on the city's preparation efforts for El Niño.
Flooding hazards have always been a problem in Downey.