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Five things to know this Tuesday morning:
1.) A DUI checkpoint at Imperial Highway and Rives Avenue last Friday night resulted in four arrests. Three of the arrests were DUI-related, while the fourth person was arrested on other undisclosed criminal charges.
Police issued 59 citations for driving without a license, and 17 citations for driving on suspended or revoked licenses. A total of 1,351 vehicles were screened.
2.) The Downey Cemetery District board of trustees meets at 5 p.m. today at City Hall. On the agenda: purchasing new Memorial Day flags and securing a speaker for the 2015 Memorial Day program.
3.) In advance of the dedication of Stauffer Middle School tomorrow, the Downey Unified School District has released a 17-minute tribute video to Dr. Mary Stauffer. YouTube
4.) Sandra Giron of Downey has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the GM Women’s Retail Network to further her studies in automotive retailing at Northwood University in Cerritos. GM, its dealers and other partners have presented nearly $75,000 in scholarships since 2011 to women in the U.S. and Canada.
5.) Save the date: the Downey Chamber of Commerce is planning a business expo and chili cook-off Sunday, Nov. 9. More details to come.