Wednesday morning report, Jan. 13

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Downey public works director Mohammad Mostahkami will be guest speaker at the chamber's City Affairs meeting today. 

The meeting begins at noon at Farmers & Merchant Bank. 

2.) State Sen. Tony Mendoza is seeking nominations for his 2016 Woman of the Year. 

Nominations are being taken in the following categories: Business, Community Service, Education, Government, Health, Labor and Non-Profits. 

Nomination forms are available online and are due Feb. 1.

3.) Downey PD is stepping up pedestrian and bicycle traffic enforcement this month. 

From their Facebook statement

Officers will be looking for violations made by drivers, bike riders and pedestrians alike that can lead to life changing injuries. Special attention will be directed toward drivers speeding, making illegal turns, failing to stop for signs and signals, failing to yield to pedestrians in cross walks or any other dangerous violation.

4.) St. John Bosco needs professionals willing to participate in Career Day on Feb. 5. 

From 8-11:30 a.m., local professionals will speak to students about their careers. The event includes continental breakfast, career information sessions led by volunteers, lunch and a career fair. 

To participate, contact  George Quezada at or (562) 920-1734 ext. 262.

5.) The CIF Southern Section is hiring football referees for the 2016 season. Check out their Facebook post for more details.