Five things to know this Wednesday morning:
1.) The city of Downey, a host town for next month's Special Olympics World Games, is selling official host town gear, including shirts, lawn signs, coffee mugs and other memorabilia.
Merchandise will be sold before city council meetings, at the upcoming rooftop concerts and concerts in the park, at the farmers market this Saturday, at the Barbara J. Riley Center from 9 a.m. to noon on June 20, and at the Rio Hondo Golf Club's open house on June 28.
All proceeds benefit Downey's host town program. For questions or more details, call (562) 904-7238.
2.) Tracy Zavalza, a 2013 Downey High graduate, has completed Army basic training at Fort Jackson. She is the daughter of Consuelo Lopez, of Downey.
3.) Doty Middle School seventh grader Marie Olmedo has been accepted into Cal State Long Beach's engineering internship for girls.
She is the second DUSD student to be admitted into the program, which is exclusively for girls academically-advanced in math and science.
4.) Roy Beard will speak about Downey's emergency preparedness program at the Rio Hondo Event Center on June 17.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is part of the American Business Women's Association's monthly dinner meeting.
5.) The City Council is meeting at 3:30 p.m. today to discuss the proposed 2015-16 budget. I'll be live tweeting from @downeypatriot.