Wednesday morning report, Dec. 2

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Downey Adult School is trading massages for new, unwrapped toys this Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Anyone who donates a toy worth a minimum $10 can receive a free chair or table massage. Toys will be donated to Downey PTA HELPS. 

The event will take place in Massage Therapy Room H-60. For questions or more information, call Mr. Monte at (562) 940-6227 or email 

2.) Downey High student Kenny Huerta met President Obama last week after finishing second in the 2015 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. 

Huerta won second place with his invention of A Touch of Eco, an environmentally-friendly car cleaning service. 

Here is the official White House press release

3.) Downey firefighters extinguished a small blaze that broke out yesterday morning at the asphalt plant located next to Columbus High School.

Fire officials say the fire began when welders ignited tar residue located in an empty silo.

Hazmat inspectors are on scene but there were no public health concerns or environmental runoff issues, authorities said.

4.) St. John Bosco held a blood drive yesterday for Jeremiah Succar, the 7-year-old Downey boy who is battling stage 4 brain cancer. 

Jeremiah visited the blood drive with personal transportation from the Downey Fire Department. 

5.) Estela Sanchez scored three goals to lead Warren High's varsity girls soccer team to a 4-0 shutout over Long Beach Poly yesterday.

Freshman Nayeli Carcamo scored the fourth goal for the Bears. 

Photo courtesy Warren High.