Monday morning report, Sept. 12

Five things to know this Monday morning: 


1.) Gangs Out of Downey is rebranding and has unveiled a new logo. 

The logo was created by Ric Jara and Big City Wraps -- the same company contracted by the Lakers and L.A. Kings -- and incorporates GOOD's core values, which are education, prevention, intervention and collaboration. The goal was to create a new, sleek logo that would accurately represent GOOD as a modern organization and also show well on t-shirts and merchandise. 

Current GOOD President Mark McDaniel was the driving force behind the new look. 

2.) Alex Gaytan of Downey Kiwanis is in need of supplies for a reading room he is opening at Abbot Elementary in Lynwood. 

"We are looking for donations for school supplies primarily for students from 1st - 6th grade. If you can make a donation please message me and I will pick it up or you can drop it off at Downey High School to be delivered to Mrs. Ramirez in room R-3," he wrote on Facebook. "We are also accepting monetary donations to purchase more furniture, please help."

3.) A filmmaker is trying to raise $24,000 for a documentary about the 1956 CIF championship football game between Downey High and Anaheim. 

A full story will be posted on the Patriot's website later today, but details are on a GoFundMe page. Above is the trailer for the proposed documentary. 

4.) Downey firefighters were in New York City yesterday for a 9/11 remembrance. 

5.) St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy will holding a "grand reunion" for graduates Oct. 22 from 5-11 p.m. 

Graduates of St. Pius or St. Matthias from any year are invited. There will be campus tours, dinner, an alumni hall of fame ceremony, live music and dancing.

To register or for more information, contact Gabriela Santos, director of development & alumni
relations, (562)861­-2271 ext. 2205 or