Neighborhood watch

Dear Editor:On July 20, we were very fortunate to have Mark Sauter from the city of Downey come speak to us on the "Essentials of Emergency Preparedness." The meeting attendance was 25, which included Councilman Mario Guerra and a 7-month-old neighbor baby. Among the things we were told to have prepared in case of an emergency, Mr. Sauter reminded the parents of the baby, were diapers and baby food. We also want to thank Jane Guzman for making the arrangements for the meeting and preparing the fliers. Besides the fliers, a sign reminding the neighbors was set on the front yard. What also resulted from this meeting is that we got to know our neighbors. Yesterday evening two ladies came to tell us that we should have more meetings like the one we had. They added that it was important to get to know each other, and of course it is important. Again, a big "thank you" to all those who made this meeting possible. Let us make Downey a huge loving community. -- Josephine Jacquez, Julie Cordova and Dawn Sebastian, Downey

********** Published: July 28, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 15