Wednesday morning report, May 11

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Well, today is the big day: Walmart officially opens in Downey. 

The supercenter store opens with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Reporter Alex Dominguez is covering the grand opening and we'll have a story later today. 

2.) The Downey Chamber of Commerce is hosting a "Women in Business" seminar at Frantone's in Cerritos today at 11:30 a.m. 

Jennifer DeSousa will speak on "equipping women with the tools to not only keep them safe." Admission is $20 and includes lunch. 

3.) I love this photo of L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe and Dr. Mary Stauffer. The shot was taken by John Zander yesterday during a ceremony at City Hall honoring Knabe. 

4.) Warren High School's grad night committee has created a Go Fund Me page to treat students to "their first decent meal as an adult." 

Grad Night this year takes place June 7 at Disneyland. After graduation ceremonies on June 10, participating students will be bused to SpeedZone. Donations from the Go Fund Me page will help fund dinner after SpeedZone. 

5.) Soroptimist International of Downey is selling tickets to a casino night fundraiser June 3 at the Rio Hondo Event Center. 

Tickets are $40 and include food, entertainment, silent auction, raffles and $200 in playing script. 

Contact any Downey Soroptimist member for tickets, or call (949) 295-2910 or email