Tuesday morning report, March 1

Sorry for the lack of updates recently; last week was extremely busy and yesterday was a day off. 

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) A pedestrian was killed Sunday night after two vehicles crashed on Imperial Highway during an alleged street race. 

According to witnesses and police, a BMW 328i and Hyundai Tiburon were approaching speeds of 100 MPH when the BMW collided with a Nissan Altima that was turning onto Bellflower from Imperial. 

The BMW careened onto the sidewalk, where it struck a pedestrian. He died at the scene. 

Police arrested the drivers of the BMW and Hyundai. They were described as a 20-year-old South Gate man and 34-year-old Downey man. Both were booked on charges of vehicular manslaughter. 


2.) DUSD says that 650 people participated in the fourth annual Healthy Downey 5K last Saturday, benefiting the TLC Center. 

Photos are posted online


3.) Fire damaged a new store at the Promenade over the weekend. The cause of the flames has not been revealed.


4.) Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard wants your opinion on whether President Obama should fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. 


5.) Downey Unified announced that an evening "coffee with the superintendent" event a couple weeks ago was so well attended, another will be held May 11. 

"Even with the rain, parents filled the room of this piloted event to hear Superintendent Dr. John Garcia speak about the latest Downey Unified news and events, as well as ask questions about things happening in our district." 

Another meeting is planned May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at DUSD headquarters.