Thursday morning report, April 14

Five things to know this Thursday morning:

1.) Downey Unified's Femineers, a group of girls focused on engineering, coding and other STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) topics, are hosting an event from 4-7 p.m. tonight at Stay Gallery. 

The event officially kicks off the gallery's 2016 Stay Young season. Admission to the event is free and open to the public. 


2.) Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia kicks off her re-election campaign with a reception tonight at 5:30 p.m. at Julio's Pizza in Artesia. 


3.) Downey residents Dean and Georgia Gonos Ananias, who narrowly escaped with their lives after their cruiseship crashed and capsized four years ago, testified on Capitol Hill yesterday in support of the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. 

The legislation would "take new steps to ensure passenger safety on cruise lines." 


4.) Here are photos from Downey Promenade Dental Group's ribbon cutting yesterday.


5.)  Several St. John Bosco athletes signed commitment letters yesterday.