Wednesday morning report, Oct. 12

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Councilman Luis Marquez has cancelled his Oct. 19 community forum at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. He was also a no-show at last night's City Council meeting. 

2.) The Downey Chamber of Commerce is conducting a short survey related to Measure S, the proposed half-cent sales tax increase Downey voters will decide on next month. 

Click here to take the survey. 

3.) The latest Neighborhood Watch newsletter is out

4.) The Don Knabe Wellness Center officially opens at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center today. The new facility is a milestone for the Rancho Rising 2020 project.

Grand opening festivities begin at 11 a.m., including remarks by L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe. 

5.) Downey firefighters will visit the Downey City Library at 10:30 a.m. today to read some of their favorite books, demonstrate how to put on protective gear, and give a tour of the fire engine. Children and their caretakers are invited. 

Editor's note: I'm going to take a break from these daily briefs. Finding time to compile these posts has been difficult lately, especially with election season in full swing. I feel the quality of the posts has suffered as a result. Hopefully after the election, when things calm down, I can start again. (I'll still posting items on the blog, though.)