Wednesday morning report, June 8

Five things to know this Wednesday morning:

1.) The Downey Chamber of Commerce posted photos from the Jimmy John's recent ribbon cutting ceremony.

2.) Lt. Mark McDaniel of the Downey Police Department was sworn-in as president of Gangs Out of Downey yesterday. Mayor Alex Saab conducted the swearing-in ceremony.

McDaniel's board includes Louis Morales (first VP), Carol Rowland (second VP), Ray Mesler (treasurer) and Julie Garcia (secretary).


3.) In the race for L.A. County supervisor, Janice Hahn is leading Steve Napolitano in their bid to replace Don Knabe "but appeared to be falling short of the majority needed to avoid a November runoff," reports the L.A. Times

From the Times: "Napolitano was the second-leading vote-getter in partial returns early Wednesday. He and Hahn each raised more than $1 million as well – Napolitano by putting in more than $760,000 of his own money and Hahn through substantial support from both public and private-sector unions."

4.) U.S. History and microeconomics teacher Bernie Glasser has been named Teacher of the Year at Downey High. 

“I really appreciate helping students succeed both in the classroom and help them prepare for college and life in general,” Glasser told the Downey Legend. “My mom who is a retired teacher told me that the ‘students keep you young’. I am so appreciative of the students and feel that I get more out of the relationship with them then I can give to them.”


5.) The poetry group Poetry Matters announced that Long Beach poet Raindog will make a special appearance at Stay Gallery on June 16. 

He will read from his new book, "Tracking the Rabbit." The event begins with an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.