Wednesday morning report, April 13

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Downey residents are being warned to avoid the intersection of Lakewood Boulevard and Telegraph Road due to pavement work that begins today. 

Traffic lanes will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and turns will be restricted at certain times. 

"Major traffic delays are expected and, therefore, alternate routes are suggested," city officials said. 

Construction is expected to last until June 30. Anyone with questions can call Desi Gutierrez at (562) 904-7110 or Jim Geyer at (951) 757-5619.


2.) Downey Grocery Outlet -- located in the former Fresh & Easy building -- is hosting a job fair May 14-15. 

Resumes can be submitted online here


3.) As part of Downey's 60th anniversary celebration, the Casa de Parley Johnson will be open for tours Saturday, June 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

The open house is hosted by the Assistance League of Downey and Downey Historical Society. Special guests include Mayor Alex Saab and author Nicholas Curry


4.) A Downey smoke shop is closing and liquidating its merchandise


5.) Warren High sophomore Brooklyn Araujo has been named the Press-Telegram Athlete of the Week.