Monday morning report, Aug. 8

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

1.) 19-year-old Downey resident Nick Cubas was found dead last Thursday morning in Long Beach, and police think he may have been murdered. 

From the Orange County Breeze

"On Aug. 4, 2016 at approximately 6:30 a.m., Officers were dispatched to the area of Willow St. and the San Gabriel River, to assist Long Beach Fire personnel with a dead body, which did not appear to be from natural causes."

The Press-Telegram says Cubas was shot. 


2.) What makes Downey special: the Downey Lions Club is taking two dozen students on a back-to-school shopping spree at Walmart this weekend. 


3.) The Carpenters tribute show happening this Saturday at the Downey Theatre got a nice write-up in Broadway World. 

"Led by singer Michelle Berting Brett and accompanied by a live, seven-piece Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, the show re-creates the Carpenters' original sound, presenting an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the most successful recording acts of all time."

Tickets start at $35. 


4.) Downey resident and attorney Ricardo Perez has been named president of the Southeast L.A. Bruins, a UCLA alumni organization. 


5.) The city of Downey's fall parks and recreation guide hit mailboxes last week. If you didn't get one, it can also be downloaded from the city's website.