Monday morning report, June 1

Five things to know this Monday morning: 

Sgt. Dwayne Cooper of the Downey Police Department. Photo by Brittany Murray/Long Beach Press-Telegram

Sgt. Dwayne Cooper of the Downey Police Department. Photo by Brittany Murray/Long Beach Press-Telegram

1.) The Press-Telegram features the detective work of Sgt. Dwayne Cooper and Sgt. Gil Toledo (now retired), who worked to solve a triple homicide in 2005.

“Any time I can put handcuffs on a suspect and get a conviction for murder, it’s satisfying,” Cooper says.

 

2.) Make Music Downey, the all-day music festival, is returning for its third year organizers have announced, though on a much smaller scale. 

The date is June 27 and participating venues include the Epic Lounge, Mambo Grill, Stay Gallery, and Bastards. Details here

Kiwanis Foundation scholarship recipients.

Kiwanis Foundation scholarship recipients.

3.) The Downey Kiwanis Foundation awarded $60,000 in college scholarships last week.

 

4.) Downey resident Arthur Patino, 21, was killed after being struck by a vehicle on the 105 Freeway last Thursday night. 

Authorities say Patino was walking across the eastbound lanes at about 10:30 p.m. when he was struck. Press-Telegram

 

5.) KCET profiles the San Gabriel River, the "other river that defined L.A." 

"Overshadowed by its famous companion watercourse to the west, the San Gabriel River has been the other major influence on the development of the region, since Father Junípero Serra founded Mission San Gabriel Arcángel along the banks of its tributaries in 1771. It was in the twentieth century that the river had its greatest impact on the cultural and economic development of Los Angeles, and ultimately shared a similar flood-controlled fate as the Los Angeles River."