Friday morning report, Sept. 11

Five things to know this Friday morning: 

1.) Gangs Out of Downey will host its first annual golf tournament today at the Rio Hondo Golf Club.

Above is a message from GOOD president Rick Rodriguez, who is out of town and will have to miss the event. 


2.) Tomorrow is the Celebration of Life service for Downey Elks Lodge member Robert Nicholas Sr., who died Aug. 21. He was a Downey Elk for 39 years. 

Here is a flier with more service information. 


3.)  School drug counselors working in Lakewood, Bell Gardens and Montebello falsified treatment record and forged signatures as part of a $46 million Medi-Cal fraud scheme, reports the L.A. Times


4.) Lakewood's Anthony Rendon has been selected as the new Assembly Speaker, and is expected to begin his position in January. State Sen. Ricardo Lara calls it "a big win for our district in Southeast L.A. County." 

From the Sacramento Bee: "When Rendon assumes power, both houses of the California Legislature will be controlled by Latino, Los Angeles-area lawmakers. His Senate counterpart, Kevin de León of Los Angeles, can remain in office through 2018. A thin strip of freeway separates their districts.


5.) A 98-cent store in Downey is closing and liquidating all its merchandise. Asking price: $3,000 OBO