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Man jumps off overpass SOUTH SAN FERNANDO...

Man jumps off overpass

SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- A 32-year-old Hesperia man

apparently jumped from the Verdugo Avenue overpass onto the Golden

State (5) Freeway in what police believe was a suicide.


Police were called to the scene about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, where

witnesses told them the man jumped from the overpass, landing in the

southbound lanes. He was struck by a car, but police said they

believe he died on impact with the ground. The driver of the car was


not injured.

The man’s name was not released late Tuesday because police were

still trying to locate his next-of-kin.

Ben Godar

Ventura (134) Freeway closures

BURBANK -- Portions of the Ventura (134) Freeway will be closed

intermittently over the next few days for sound-wall construction.

One to two westbound lanes of the freeway will be closed from


Hollywood Way to the Lankershim Boulevard off-ramp between 9 p.m. and

9 a.m. daily through Saturday morning. Portions of the Hollywood

(170) Freeway and some surface streets will also be closed.

The construction is part of a $6.8-million Caltrans project

designed to reduce noise generated by freeway traffic along the

Ventura Freeway corridor.

Ben Godar

School board meetings resume


BURBANK -- After a brief summer hiatus, the board of education

will resume its regular meeting schedule at 6 p.m., Aug. 21. The

meeting will be in the council chambers of City Hall, 275 E. Olive

Ave., and will be televised on Charter Communications, Channel 6.

Molly Shore