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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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


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