Monday morning report, Feb. 8

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

1.) You probably saw Beyonce's performance during yesterday's Super Bowl halftime show, but did you know there was a Downey connection? 

Beyonce was wearing jewelry provided by Mario Jewelers of Beverly Hills. The store is owned by Downey resident Mario Padilla. 

I can't post a picture due to copyright, but here are some good photos. Thank you Ricardo Perez for the tip. 


2.) After some publicity, the Salgado family of Downey has found two of the three Good Samaritans who came to a family member's aid after a freeway traffic collision. 


3.) Television cameras will be allowed inside the courtroom when the suspects accused of murdering Downey police officer Ricky Galvez go to trial later this year. 

From NBC-4:

"The defense pitched the idea that if you let the public see these guys in their orange jumpsuits, that someone going to deprive them of a fair trial," said NBC4 legal analyst Royal Oakes. "The judge wasn't buying it. The fact is everybody knows they're in orange jumpsuits because they've been arrested. It doesn't mean you can't get a fair trial."


4.) The Downey Greek Festival is expanding to three days this year, June 3-5. 


5.) Downey Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for its 2016 Barbara Lamberth Scholarships. 

You can apply online. Applications are due by March 7.