Five things to know this Wednesday morning:
1.) Huge congratulations to former Downey Patriot staffer Jackie Mejia, who has accepted a job as social media editor at Fusion and will relocate to Miami.
"Thank you to all my family, friends and colleagues for believing in me and my wildest dreams, and for always encouraging me to aim higher and dream bigger," she says. "I'll be packing up a lifetime of memories and friendships when I leave to Oakland for training this Sunday, and then head directly to Miami from the Bay on the 26th of this month."
Fusion is owned by Univision and Mejia, who was previously with KNBC-4, will work directly with Jorge Ramos. She is a graduate of Warren High and the University of Missouri.
2.) Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed several pieces of proposed legislation yesterday, including AB 1561, a bill by local Assemblymember Cristina Garcia that would have eliminated sales tax on feminine hygiene products.
According to the Sacramento Bee, Brown also "rejected bills to suspend taxes on things like museum materials and animal blood. He rebuffed a measure offering income tax relief to homeowners who got relief on their underwater mortgages."
Garcia wasn't happy about the decision. On Facebook, she said Brown would end up "on the wrong side of history."
3.) Jimmy John's is hosting a fundraiser this Friday at Stay Gallery to support the family of fallen Downey police officer Ricky Galvez.
Pre-order tickets are $10, or $15 at the door. The event is from 6-10:30 p.m.
Jimmy John's says the fundraiser is the first of its "Give Back to the Community" events. For details, contact Angel Duran at (323) 439-7044 or email JJdowneyMarketing@gmail.com.
4.) Mariscos Choix is opening a second location in Pico Rivera.
5.) Planet Fitness is hosting a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m. today.