Wednesday morning report, Aug. 26

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Downey is hosting a water symposium tonight at 6:30 p.m. inside the council chambers at City Hall. 

Officials will be discussing state and city-wide water restrictions; water rebate opportunities; drought-tolerant landscaping; and give an update on the drought. 

The symposium is expected to last two hours and is open to the public. 


2.) Today is the first day of school at DUSD campuses. The school year runs through June 10, 2016. 


3.) Downey Fire Department Capt. Frank Culhno has been deployed to fight the Gasquet Fire up near the Oregon border. 

According to the fire department's Facebook page, Culhno is "assigned to a helibase and is being flown into remote areas, assisting with medical evacuations."


4.) The Embassy Suites will have its grand re-opening today at 5 p.m.

The hotel recently wrapped up a $5 million renovation that includes completely redesigned public areas.


5.) St. John Bosco is selling tailgate tickets for its upcoming football season. 

Tickets are $25 per person ($30 at the door) and include dinner with two drink tickets, reserved parking, and midfield seats. A season pass for four people is $375.

Click here for more details or to purchase tickets.