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
The man’s name was not released late Tuesday because police were
still trying to locate his next-of-kin.
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.
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.