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Freeway access affected by construction BURBANK...

February 08, 2003

Freeway access affected by construction

BURBANK -- Area roads will be closed throughout Burbank, Toluca

Lake and North Hollywood as Caltrans embarks on a $6.8-million sound

wall construction project on the Ventura (134) Freeway.

Work will be conducted at two sites from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday

through Thursday:

* The Vineland Avenue onramp to the westbound Ventura (134)

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Freeway.

* One lane of the westbound 134 connector to the northbound

Hollywood (170) Freeway.

From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the same days, construction at six

sites will be underway:

* The Hollywood Way onramp to the 134.

* The westbound 134 offramp to Cahuenga Boulevard.

* One to two lanes of the westbound 134 from Hollywood Way to

Lankershim Boulevard.

* The westbound 134 connector to the northbound 170.

* One lane of the northbound 170 from the 134 connector to Tujunga Avenue.

* The Vineland Avenue onramp to the northbound 170.

Also, freeway widening at undercrossings at Riverside Drive,

Vineland Avenue, Cahuenga Boulevard, Ledge Avenue and Forman Avenue

might result in nightly street closures during construction.

Lankershim Boulevard might also be closed.

The project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2004.

Jackson Bell

Zoo tells stories of animals and romance

GRIFFITH PARK -- "L.A. Zoo Lovin'" is all about fun, romance and

hugging.

Children are invited to make Valentine's Day cards, have their

faces painted, listen to animal romance stories and hear romantic

music from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Sunday at the Los Angeles

Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive in Griffith Park.

All activities are free with paid admission, which is $8.25, $5.25

for seniors and $3.25 for children 12 and younger. For more

information, call (323) 644-4211.

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Children and adults invited to create art

HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Nature will be the muse and the model for

those interested in art at 11 a.m. today at Stough Canyon Nature

Center.

Children 10 and older can sit outside and draw or paint at the

center, 2300 Walnut Ave. Volunteer instructors will be available for

assistance.

There is no charge and paper and coloring pencils will be

provided.

For more information, call 238-5440.

Jackson Bell

Planning board to consider major projects

CIVIC CENTER -- The city's Planning Board is scheduled to review

two large-scale development projects Monday at a public meeting.

Plans for the city's 66,000-square-foot Development and Community

Services Building behind City Hall will be considered. The board will

also review plans for the Burbank Civic Plaza, which would include

offices, retail businesses and parking.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall,

275 E. Olive Ave.

Laura Sturza

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