Five things to know this Thursday morning:
1.) The social worker who claimed to have been attacked with acid outside a Santa Fe Springs office may have made up the story, the L.A. Times reports.
The woman, who has not been publicly identified, told investigators she was attacked Aug. 19 by a man and woman who asked if she was a social worker before dousing her with chemicals.
But according to the Times, authorities "became suspicious after reports began to circulate among workers on Friday that the woman’s injuries — said to be severe burns — were actually accidental and that the social worker may have lied about their cause."
2.) A rosary will be held at St. Raymond Catholic Church tonight for Kimberly Aguilar, the wife of a La Mirada High School assistant football coach who died unexpectedly last Friday.
Aguilar reportedly died of a heart attack. She was 45.
"A stubborn but strong mother of 3 children, she wouldn't receive medical attention early that afternoon when she first collapsed outside," one of her sons wrote on a GoFundMe page. "She confidently told the paramedic unit "Oh I'm fine, I'm just dehydrated and passed out..", little did she know she had escaped her first heart attack.
"After two and a half hours of shrugging it off, my younger sibling raced up the stairs and we attended to my mother as she endured another; calling Emergency Services a second time. My mother fought for five hours, and was rececitated back to life three times. Intensive Care Unit did everything they could, but sometimes we can't control when these things happen."
3.) Pico Rivera is losing its only Ralphs supermarket, and residents are pretty bummed about it. It will be replaced by an El Super.
5.) Doty Middle School and Warren High School were selected as California Gold Ribbon schools for the 2014-15 academic year.
The Gold Ribbon Award recognized California schools that made tremendous gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education.
DUSD congratulated the schools on Facebook.