Monday morning report, April 11

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

1.) Warren High's Key Club won two awards at district convention this weekend in Sacramento: membership retention and UNICEF.

The UNICEF award recognizes the students for their fundraising efforts on behalf of children in developing countries. The students collected spare change from family, friends and fellow students, and were one of the top fundraising clubs in the entire Kiwanis organization. 

I am the club's co-advisor so yes, I am biased, and yes, I am bragging about them. 


2.) Grocery Outlet, the new market set to replace Fresh & Easy, is making a push to become active in the Downey community. They had a booth at the Street Faire and are posting regularly on Facebook.

The store opens June 16. 


3.) The Downey Police Department is hosting a "Coffee with a Cop" event Wednesday, April 20, from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Starbucks at Lakewood and Firestone. 


4.) I don't know how true this is, but supposedly "Father of the Bride 3" will be filmed in Bellflower


5.) Downey High alumnus Jabari Ruffin, a fifth-year senior at USC,has been moved from linebacker to defensive end, reports the OC Register

From the OC Register: 

"Ruffin, listed at 6-foot-3, 245 pounds, has the body type, attitude and skill set to thrive and finally make a breakthrough. He started one game in 2013 as a redshirt freshman but missed all of 2014 with torn knee ligaments. Last season, Ruffin played 14 games as a backup and recorded 11 tackles."