Wednesday morning report, April 27

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) The man who was killed last week after running onto the 105 Freeway has been identified as 39-year-old Samuel Moreno.

Moreno was reportedly running in circles when he was struck by a Honday Odyssey minivan. The cause of death was listed as "multiple traumatic injuries." 


2.) Downey physician Dr. Alan Frischer finished the Boston Marathon with a time of 3 hours and 49 minutes, qualifying him for next year's race. 

Dr. Frischer qualified for this year's Boston Marathon after running the Huntington Beach Surf City Marathon last year. 


3.) Head's up: HomeStreet Bank at Stonewood Center is offering free document shredding this Saturday from 8:30-11:30 a.m. 

In addition to paper, you can also securely dispose of CDs, videotapes, cassettes, and hanging file folders. 


4.) Downey's unemployment rate for February 2016 stands at 4.9%, according to statistics released by the Economic Development Department. 

That's better than neighboring cities such as Norwalk (5.6%), South Gate (7.2%), Bellflower (5.2%) and Santa Fe Springs (6.6%), but behind Artesia (3.4%), Cerritos (4.1%) and a couple other communities.

Unfortunately I can't find the figures posted online. 

5.) In honor of Downey's 60th anniversary, Poetry Matters has announced a space-themed poetry contest. 

Two cash prizes will be awarded. Winning poems will be read live at the Downey Symphony's Oct. 22 concert at the Downey Theatre, and also included in a commemorative booklet.

Poets can enter up to three poems, each not more than 40 lines. Entries should be emailed to lorine@downeyarts.org. Deadline is July 31.