Wednesday morning report, Jan. 20

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) The sidewalk on Tweedy Lane near Price Elementary School is a little bit safer today thanks to a group of motivated Girl Scouts. 

Last year, as part of their Take Action Project, Brownie Girl Scout Troop 17155 wrote to the Downey mayor, asking the city to construct three missing curb cuts on Tweedy Lane. 

City officials honored the request. Troop members are pictured at one of the improved curbs.


2.) Sunny's Sushi and Grill on Bellflower Boulevard is seeking a Type 41 liquor license (beer and wine). 

City planners recommended the license's approval, but "to mitigate any potential impacts and to avoid future problems, staff has recommended a condition requiring that customers shall not gather in the restaurant's parking lot area after closing time." 

Planning commissioners will consider the request at tonight's meeting. 


.) Downey High students Mari Navarro and Carlos Ramos have been named to some of the best bands in the state. 

Mari made the All-State Jazz Choir and will be performing in San Jose with the best in the state. 

Carlos made the Grammy All Star High School Band and will be performing at the Nokia Theater.

Photo and info courtesy Downey Unified.


4.) Today's cool Craigslist item for sale in Downey: an autographed Dikembo Mutumbo/Jalen Rose basketball card. (I'm thinking of making this a regular feature.)


5.) The Downey Chamber of Commerce has announced the date of the 23rd annual Street Faire. It will take place April 9.

For booth and sponsorship details, call (562) 923-2191.