Runaway boat hits homes
SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Two homes were damaged when a
trailer carrying a boat disconnected from the truck that was towing
it and slid off of the Golden State (5) Freeway.
The incident happened about 9 p.m. Saturday. A Chevy Suburban was
traveling south on the freeway when the driver noticed the hitch had
come loose between the truck and the trailer, CHP Officer Vince Bell
said. The driver tried to slow down to stop the trailer, but just
past the Alameda Avenue off-ramp it moved past him on the right side
and slid down the embankment, Bell said.
The boat came off the trailer and continued to slide, eventually
colliding with two houses in the 500 block of Linden, Bell said. No
one was injured, and while there was no estimate of the cost of the
damage, Bell said the houses did not suffer significant structural
damage. No charges are expected to be filed in the incident, he said.
Skate park summer schedule begins
NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- The city’s skate facility at Valley Park
began its summer schedule Tuesday.
The skate park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and
Thursdays; 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; and 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The facility is closed Mondays.
All skaters must be registered and can do so at the skate park,
but parents must be present to sign a waiver. Helmets and elbow and
kneepads are required for all skaters.
Daily skate park fees are $3 for residents and $5 for
non-residents. A weekly pass can be purchased for $8 for residents
and $10 for non-residents.
Valley Park is at 1625 N. Valley Street. For more information,
Buses to shuttle youths for free
BURBANK -- Got Wheels!, the city’s youth transportation program,
is operating during the summer from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays
until Labor Day.
Burbank students between the ages of 10 and 18 can ride free in
one of four new buses to 32 stops around the city, including the
Empire Center, McCambridge and Verdugo recreation centers, and the
new Buena Vista Library.
Parents must accompany their child to Verdugo Park, 3201 W.
Verdugo Ave., or the Youth Outreach Center, 326 E. Orange Grove
Ave., to register for the program. Proof of residency -- either the
child’s school identification or a current utility bill -- is
required before a pass is issued.
For more information and route schedules, call 238-5410.