Tuesday morning report, May 31

Five things to know this Tuesday morning: 

1.) The man who led police on a hours-long pursuit through Downey and other Gateway Cities yesterday has been identified as 32-year-old Gilbert Barajas. 

Barajas was allegedly driving a stolen Kia SUV when he failed to pull over for a South Gate police officer. The ensuing chase traveled over several freeways and finally ended more than two hours later when Barajas rolled to a stop on the 405 Freeway in Long Beach. 


2.) Hard to believe the Downey Greek Festival is this weekend. Here is a commercial they're running on Armenian TV. 

3.) Bellflower is having a city-wide ice cream social this Saturday, with more than 20 neighborhoods signed up for the block parties. 

All the ice cream is provided, you just supply your own toppings. 

Photo courtesy Chrissy Birkey. 


4.) NBC-4 covers the story of TJ Peacock and the comedy night fundraiser to raise money for brain cancer research. 


5.) Gawker: Planet Aid's Yellow Clothing Donation Bins Are Part of a Global Cultlike Scam