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
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,
Eric Barrios, 22, of Sun Valley, was arrested by officers on foot,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
For more information on this event, call 558-1383.
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
Central Library is located at 110 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
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)