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Go wild at Los Angeles Zoo GRIFFITH...

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)



Molly Shore

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.

Molly Shore

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.

Joyce Rudolph

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

Jim Cook.

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.

Molly Shore

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.

Molly Shore