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Five things to know this Thursday morning:
1.) The latest Crime Report is posted on the Patriot’s Facebook page.
2.) Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center is rated among the top 20 in California and is 9th in the LA Metro area in nine specialty areas, including cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology, according to U.S. News & World Reports’ 2014-15 Best Hospitals in America rankings published last month.
3.) Local entertainer Sebastian Sidi is performing a concert at his home studio in Bellflower on Aug. 17. Tickets
4.) Darryl Thomas Roberts, a 1982 graduate of Warren High School, died in a vehicle collision July 29 in Salem, Utah. Roberts joined the Air Force after high school and returned to Downey after exiting the service in 1991. He was engaged to a high school classmate at the time of his death. An obituary will appear in this week’s paper.
5.) Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia has written an op/ed about the immigration crisis involving unaccompanied children from Central America. A sample: “These children aren’t just fleeing to the U.S., other Central American countries are experiencing an increase of children seeking asylum. The U.S. should be doing its part. Every country in the region should. Considering it is some of our international policies that helped create or fuel the violent environment and destroy self-sustaining communities, the very least we can do is guarantee these kids due process under current law.”
The full op/ed will be posted online tonight and appear in this week’s print edition.