Thursday morning report, June 11

Five things to know this Thursday morning: 

1.) A 41-year-old Downey woman was arrested in a Rancho Cucamonga prostitution raid, authorities announced yesterday. 

Sandra Martinez was allegedly working as a prostitute inside a massage parlor that was raided by a sheriff's department human trafficking task force. Daily Bulletin


2.) Downey resident Leroy Patterson is competing on the current season of "America's Got Talent." 

His talent? Human tackboard. Zap2It


3.) Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia says the Pico Rivera Walmart may open by this Christmas. Or at least that's what Walmart officials are telling her. 

Walmart also says 50 percent of store workers have been transferred to other locations, and other requests are being processed. 


4.) The Columbia Memorial Space Center will be hosting a "Worldwide Solstice Party" on Saturday, June 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Families are invited to gather on the space center lawn and use telescopes to view the solstice. Everything is free. 


5.) The Bicycle Casino Community Foundation, located in Downey, will give out $87,000 in scholarships and $10,000 in laptops to college-bound students at an awards night Wednesday, June 17. 

The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens. To attend, RSVP at (562) 299-0820.