Monday morning report, Dec. 14

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

1.) The Downey Fire Department was busy this weekend, responding to four traffic collisions that required vehicle extractions. 

Three of the extractions took place within 12 hours of each other Saturday. The fourth occurred Sunday at Downey and Florence avenues. 

"The department is currently in the process of replacing its automobile extrication equipment with new state-of-the-art battery-powered "E-draulic" rescue tools manufactured by Hurst, capable of performing on today's automobiles, which are constructed with high-strength steels," the department says. "Drive defensively, especially at intersections."


2.) Fire Capt. Eric Danieri retired yesterday after 27 1/2 years with the Downey Fire Department. 


3.) Rapper The Game made headlines after falling during a performance at DB Lounge Saturday night. 

"The Game either fell offstage Saturday night or perfectly executed an underwear endorsement," says TMZ

In a since deleted Instagram post, The Game said it was his "1st time in Downey since I was gangbanging..."


4.) Downey High has cracked the L.A. Times list of top 25 basketball teams in the Southland, coming in at No. 22. 


5.) More allegations have emerged that animals are being mistreated at the county animal shelter in Downey, and nearly 7,000 people have signed a petition to have the shelter workers re-trained. 

There is also a YouTube video (above) that purports to show an "injured dog handled like it was already dead."