Tuesday morning report, Aug. 30

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) Raising Cane's officially opens today, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled at 9 a.m. 

The first 20 customers receive free food for a year, and the first 100 dine-customers get a free t-shirt. 


2.) Students interested in volunteering with the city of Downey are invited to an orientation class Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 4 p.m. at the Barbara J. Riley Center. 

Middle school and high school students can volunteer at special events and youth programs at local parks. There are minimal fees and afternoon meetings are scheduled during the year. 

For more details, pick up a volunteer interest form online


3.) An 18-year-old Downey man accused of killing another Downey teen in Long Beach earlier this month made his first court appearance yesterday. 

From the Press-Telegram

"Edgar Miguel Espinoza, 18, of Downey, was arrested in San Diego Thursday in connection with the killing of Nick Cubas.

"Cubas, also of Downey, was found dead about 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 in the area of Willow Street and the San Gabriel River, according to the Long Beach Police Department, which has not released additional details.

Espinoza appeared in a Long Beach courtroom Monday where a judge ordered him held without bail. His arraignment was postponed to Sept. 14."


4.) Downey firefighters on their way home from fighting the Chimney Fire in San Louis Obispo County found themselves extinguishing a brush fire that broke out on the 101 Freeway up north. 


5.) Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall has a new library that opened yesterday.