Thursday morning report, Sept. 1

Five things to know this Thursday morning: 

1.) Here is an Anti-Bullying Week video from Downey High School and posted on YouTube. "We need the Downey vikings to stand up and lend a hand against bullying."

And photos from Anti-Bullying Week across Downey Unified.


2.) KidzPlay, a soccer league that emphasizes recreation and sportsmanship, has announced registration dates for its fall 2016 season.

Sign-ups will be held Sept 10 and Sept. 17 from 1-3 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church for girls and boys in grades 1-6. The cost is $50 per player.

Games begin in October.


3.) Yesterday marked 30 years since the Cerritos air tragedy, when two planes collided mid-air, killing 82 people, including 15 on the ground. 

The Press-Telegram has coverage of Cerritos' remembrance; L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, who was mayor of Cerritos at the time, posted his memories on Instagram and recounted a recent visit to the crash site. 

"It was my first visit to the neighborhood at Carmenita Road and 183rd street in a number of years. Some of the neighbors who survived the air crash on the ground still live there. Others decided the memories were too painful to stay.

"As I turned the corner onto Holmes Avenue, my heart skipped a beat, and it was suddenly hard to breathe as a rush of raw emotions came roaring back. I could smell the burning jet fuel again. I could see the rubble and remains of exploded houses again. I could feel the immense loss of our friends and neighbors and the feeling of hopelessness again."


4.) AltaMed in Downey will host a food distribution for senior citizens from 2-4 p.m. today. 

Seniors can receive canned and dried good, along with information on senior healthcare services. 

AltaMed is at 12130 Paramount Blvd. For more information, call Brenda Orozco at (323) 622-9158.


5.) Check out this amazing use of social media by the Downey Rose Float Association. It's a first-person view of the functioning roller coaster that will be part of Downey's 2017 float.