Go wild at Los Angeles Zoo
GRIFFITH PARK -- The Los Angeles Zoo’s Go Wild About Summer
program begins Tuesday, and features children’s musician Joanie
Bartels, African drummers Abalaye, puppeteers L.A. Puppet
Professional and Puppetrantz!, and storyteller Asha’s Baba.
To promote reading, the zoo will also feature a Go Wild About
Reading event from noon to 1:30 p.m. every weekend through Sept. 1.
Celebrities and media personalities will read animal-related books to
children. Every child who visits the zoo will receive a free activity
book to take home.
The zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily Tuesday through Labor
Admission is $9 for adults and $4 for children 2 to 12.
The zoo is in Griffith Park at the junction of the 134 and 5
freeways. Parking is free. For more information, call (323)
CPR instructor receives plaque
MAGNOLIA PARK -- Burbank resident Jody Junor has been awarded a
plaque of appreciation by Burbank Boy Scout Troop 210 for
volunteering her time to teach scouts the fundamentals of CPR.
Junor, a registered nurse who heads the education unit at the
Encino/Tarzana Medical Group, began the CPR training program in
December, and was assisted by troop Committee Chairman Skip Gillett.
About 45 scouts and 25 adults received the training during the
six-month period it was offered.
Junor’s family and friends, including her son, Los Angeles
Sheriff’s Lt. Michael Parker, were present for an award ceremony late
last month at American Lutheran Church. As a result of Junor’s
efforts, the medical group donated $500 to future scouting efforts.
Church sponsoring camp for children
HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church in Burbank
is sponsoring “Kids Camp -- Got Jesus?” for children from 9 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. July 14 to 18 at Stough Park, 1335 Lockheed View Drive.
Activities for kids in the second- through sixth-grades include
songs, Bible lessons, worship, games, crafts, skits, snacks, water
fun, scripture quiz, an obstacle course, awards, an ice cream pig
trough and others. The fee is $35 per child.
To register, call 843-0900 and ask for Children’s Ministries.
Foundation receives $20,000 grant
BURBANK VILLAGE -- Burbank-based Partners in Care Foundation,
which provides primary health care to uninsured clients throughout
the Southern California area, recently received a $20,000 grant from
Blue Shield of California Foundation.
Partners in Care is one of 38 private, nonprofit and free
community clinics in the county to receive a grant from Blue Shield.
The money will go toward physicals, immunizations and prenatal care
for Antelope Valley patients who are served by Partners in Care’s
Care-A-Van Mobile Health Clinic, according to Chief Operating Officer
Blue Shield, in an effort to address L.A. County’s growing
health-care crisis, awarded a total of $1.5 million to the clinics in
amounts ranging from $20,000 to $100,000.
Graduates given scholarships
MAGNOLIA PARK -- The Burbank Federal Credit Union has awarded
scholarships to two local high school graduates.
Diana Diaz, who graduated from John Burroughs High School,
received a $750 scholarship, and Kristine Melikyan of Burbank High
School received a $500 scholarship.
Diaz and Melikyan contributed to the credit union’s student
membership program by working at the credit union’s office on
Magnolia Boulevard to complete transactions made by students from
their respective schools.
For the past 29 years, the credit union has accepted individual
memberships from students at both high schools and, in doing so,
helps to prepare them for their financial future.