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Helicopter, K-9 help police find suspects MAGNOLIA...

Helicopter, K-9 help police find suspects

MAGNOLIA PARK -- Burbank Police utilized air and K-9 units to

apprehend two men allegedly stealing copper pipe from a local

plumbing store.

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Police received a call about 11:45 p.m. Thursday that two men were

loading pipe onto a truck from storage racks behind Kenny’s

Plumbing, 2101 Magnolia Blvd. The helicopter arrived at the store

first, causing the men to flee on foot, police said. One of the men,

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Eric Barrios, 22, of Sun Valley, was arrested by officers on foot,

police said.

Officers set up a perimeter and called in a K-9 unit, which

eventually found the other man, Carlos Gomez, 26, of Los Angeles,

hiding in the bushes in front of a house in the 800 block of Lincoln

Street, police said.

Both men were charged with grand theft, and police said about

$3,500 of copper pipe was found in the men’s truck.

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Ben Godar

Closures along Riverside Drive

BURBANK -- Sections of the Ventura (134) Freeway will be closed

intermittently through Friday as construction continues on a

$6.8-million sound-wall project.

Riverside Drive will be closed from the 134 underpass to Hortense

Street periodically between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. The same segment of

Riverside will be closed intermittently between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.

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Other closures will take place along the 134 west of Burbank,

Caltrans officials said.

Construction is expected to continue along the corridor until

Spring 2004, Caltrans officials said.

Ben Godar

Senior seminar will look at services

MAGNOLIA PARK -- Older adults, their families and friends can

learn more about special resources during a free seminar Monday at

the Joslyn Adult Center.

A panel of experts will cover topics that include taking care of

aging parents, legal services, Medicare, hiring in-home help,

volunteer opportunities and gerospychiatrics.

The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the center, 1301 W. Olive

Ave. Call 238-5353 for information.

Laura Sturza

Author shares harrowing tale

MEDIA CITY CENTER -- Author Louis Zamperini will sign his new

book, “Devil at My Heels,” at 1 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble

Booksellers, 731 N. San Fernando Blvd.

Zamperini, a 1936 U.S. Olympic track team member, was a World War

II Japanese prisoner of war. In his book, he writes about surviving

47 days stranded on a life raft after his plane crashed. When he was

captured by the Japanese, he served two years in a prison camp,

enduring psychological and physical brutality.

Upon returning home, Zamperini was haunted by his experiences, but

after many personal struggles, returned to Japan as a missionary.

During the 1998 Winter Olympics in Japan, he carried the Olympic

torch for its final lap into the stadium and was honored for his

bravery.

For more information on this event, call 558-1383.

Molly Shore

Airport display lands at library

HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Photos, models and artifacts that chronicle

the 73-year history of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport are on

display at the city’s Central Library through May 29.

The exhibit is part of the airport’s celebration of the Centennial

of Flight, which is being observed with events nationwide. Items on

display include the trophy won by Bobbi Trout for the Women’s Air

Races at the airport’s opening in 1930, and models of prominent

Lockheed aircraft.

Central Library is located at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

Laura Sturza

L.A. Zoo to host Career Day

GRIFFITH PARK -- Zookeepers, educators, curators and veterinary

staff will talk about the paths they took to break into their chosen

field during Career Day at the L.A. Zoo on Sunday.

The event is from 1 to 5 p.m. at the zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los

Angeles. The cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers and $5 for

parents or chaperons.

Registration is required. For more information, call (323)

644-4211.

Jackson Bell


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