Runaway boat hits homes SOUTH SAN FERNANDO...

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.

Ben Godar


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,

call 238-5390.

Molly Shore

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.

Molly Shore