Wednesday morning report, May 4

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Devastated students are raising money after Warren High School's band room was broken into over the weekend. Several instruments and laptops were stolen, and equipment was destroyed. 

"Our piano has eggs cracked all over it, our bass has eggs all over it," a student named Sabrina wrote on a GoFundMe page. "This program has done so much for me, and I hate to leave it under these conditions."

The band has also turned their scheduled May 25 performance at the Downey Theatre into a fundraising event. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at the Downey Theatre website or box office. 

And on Saturday, May 21, band members will hold a flapjack fundraising breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on the campus quad. The Jazz I and II ensembles will perform while guests enjoy breakfast. Tickets are $5. 

General donations can also be sent to:  

Warren HS Band
C/O David Niemeyer, Band Director
8141 De Palma St
Downey CA 90241


2.) DUSD students, from elementary all the way to high school, raised a combined $41,270 for the TLC Family Resource Center. 


3.) Lt. Mark McDaniel of the Downey Police Department took over as president of Gangs Out of Downey yesterday. He takes over from Rick Rodriguez. 


4.) Here are photos from Fresh Griller's grand opening Monday, courtesy of the Downey Chamber of Commerce. 


5.) "Downey Regional Medical Center" received an F grade from the Leapfrog Group, according to this article by Wehoville

Methodist Hospital of Southern California and Whittier Medical Center were the only other hospitals to receive failing grades. It's not clear when the hospitals were evaluated, since Downey Regional Medical Center is now under the control of PIH Hospital. 

Downey's Kaiser Permanente Medical Center got a perfect A.