Tuesday morning report, Sept. 8

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) The City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. in what figures to be a fairly routine night. Here's the agenda

Probably most significant on the agenda is a proposal to sell a public parking lot at 8132-34 3rd St. for $700,000 to facilitate the development of new housing. 

The proposed buyer, the Olson Company, is already in escrow for the property at the southwest corner of La Reina Avenue and 3rd Street. Their plan is to combine both properties "and develop a for-sale, market-rate housing project," city officials wrote in a staff report


2.)  On the Downey Historical Society's private Facebook page, Larry Latimer reports the passing of Betsy Tweedy Ripley, a Downey pioneer. 

"She was the daughter of Maurice Tweedy who was a son of James J. and Eliza Tweedy of Downey," Latimer writes. "James J. Tweedy was a citrus pioneer in Downey, partnering with the Albert Ball family to form the Ball & Tweedy Sunkist Packing Plant. Tweedy lane is named for their family."

I can't link to the post since the Facebook page is private, but I've asked Latimer for permission to publish his post in its entirety. 


3.) MOD Pizza is hiring a general manager for its Downey Promenade location. (Thanks to Laura Phillips for the tip.)


4.) If you missed last Friday's Fresh Cut Comedy show in Downey, the event was recorded and posted on Ustream.

5.)  Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard visited Downey High for the ceremonial unveiling of her student art competition winner. This year's winner was Sabrina Claros, whose photo, titled "Beauty Hurts," has been put on display in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.