Wednesday morning report, Nov. 25

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Wally Kincaid, a Downey High grad who went on to become one of the best college baseball coaches in the country, died Nov. 16 at age 89. 

Kincaid coached at Cerritos College from 1958 to 1980, and was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2010. 

In a 2007 profile, the L.A. Times called Kincaid " the dean of Southern California baseball coaches and the patriarch in a long line of successful coaches..."

Here is an obituary from D1Baseball.com


2.) There is speculation that the three suspects charged with murdering Downey police officer Rickey Galvez may have been involved in an earlier robbery at a Paramount liquor store. 


3.) Downey's annual tree-lighting ceremony has been scheduled for Monday, Dec. 7, from 6-8:30 p.m. 

The free event features a snow play area, arts and crafts, entertainment from local schools, and photos with Santa Claus. The actual tree-lighting will occur at about 6:30 p.m. 


4.) SEAACA is lowering the price of adoptions during the holiday season. 

Between Dec. 15 and Jan. 2, the cost to adopt a dog 5 years or older is $37.50. Dogs ages 1-5 are $55, and puppies are $135. 

Cats and kittens are $5. 


5.) City Hall is closed tomorrow, along with banks and government offices. There will be no trash or street sweeping services.