Thursday morning report, Aug. 6

Five things to know this Thursday morning: 

1.) In a front page story, the L.A. Times visits Downey and examines its status as a destination city for emerging Latinos. 

The story in the print edition refers to Downey as "Latinos' Beverly Hills" but the online article calls Downey "the Mexican Beverly Hills." 


Instead of writing a thousand words about why I'm offended by the story, check out the comments on the L.A. Times' Facebook post. 

2.) After earning 82 medals at the World Games, Team Ireland was greeted with a homecoming celebration Tuesday. Here are pictures.

3.) Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia supports Huntington Park's decision to appoint two undocumented residents to city commissions. 

"There is a lot of talk about the combating apathy & increasing civic engagement in order to build on our democracy. Last night’s appointment is taking words & putting them into action," Garcia said. "The reality is that there is enough space in our society for everyone to play a part in their community. Let’s use this as an inspiration to motivate all of our residents to participate in higher numbers, to make government work for everyone & provide fresh ideas to help our communities prosper."

4.) St. John Bosco has the top high school football team in the nation, according to preseason polls

5.) The Downey Police Department announced it will step up bicycle and pedestrian traffic enforcement at various times during the month of August. 

"The department has mapped out locations over the past 3 years where pedestrian and bike collisions have occurred along with the violations that led to those crashes," the department said in a news release. "Extra officers will be on duty patrolling areas where bike and pedestrian traffic and crashes occur in an effort to lower deaths and injuries."