Assembly OKs naming of freeway BURBANK -- Assembly...

May 01, 2004

Assembly OKs naming of freeway

BURBANK -- Assembly members voted unanimously Thursday to dedicate

a portion of the Golden State (5) Freeway for fallen Burbank Police

Officer Matthew Pavelka.

The bill, introduced in January by Assemblymen Dario Frommer

(D-Burbank) and Keith Richman (R-La Crescenta), renames the freeway

between West Burbank Boulevard and Hollywood Way "Burbank Police


Officer Matthew Pavelka Memorial Freeway."

Pavelka, 26, was killed Nov. 15 during a shootout outside the

Ramada Inn at 2900 N. San Fernando Blvd. He was the first officer

slain by gunfire in the department's 82-year history.

Police and family members selected the segment of freeway because

it is adjacent to the hotel's parking lot. The signs, bearing

Pavelka's name, are estimated to cost Caltrans between $1,500 and


The bill goes to the Senate for approval.

Jackson Bell

Officer to be honored at school carnival

HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Burbank Police Officer Randy Lloyd will be

honored today at the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School carnival.

Lloyd is a motorcycle officer whose responsibilities include

coordinating traffic flow at the school. He was injured last year

responding to the shootings of officers Matthew Pavelka and Gregory


Lloyd will be on the judge's panel for the carnival's bakeoff and

will also receive a plaque and award from the school.

The carnival is from noon to 5 p.m. today on the school grounds,

1900 N. 6th St. Lloyd will receive the plaque following the bakeoff

judging, scheduled for 1:45 p.m. Admission to the event is free, but

game tickets do have a fee.

The carnival also features game and food booths, performance by a

dance troupe and gymnastic team, and hockey lessons and an in-line

hockey rink sponsored by the L.A. Kings professional hockey team.

Mark R. Madler

Ride to benefit Pavelka, Campbell

BURBANK -- Area police officers will rev up their motorcycles

Sunday during the Downed Officer Support Ride to benefit Burbank

Police officers Matthew Pavelka and Greg Campbell.

The registration for the motorcycle ride is from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

at the Burbank Police and Fire Headquarters, 200 N. 3rd St.

The event will begin after a memorial at 8:45 a.m. at the

headquarters. It will end at the Los Angeles Police Academy, 1880 N.

Academy Drive, Los Angeles.

During the 45-mile poker run, bikers will pick up cards at five

stops -- including the Glendale and Pasadena police departments --

and prizes will be given for the highest and lowest hands.

In addition, a car and motorcycle show will be from 10 a.m. to 2

p.m. at the academy, and judging will begin at 11 a.m. Participants

can register their vehicles from 8 to 10 a.m. at the site.

Pavelka was killed and Campbell was wounded by suspected gang

members during a Nov. 15 gun battle.

The cost is for the poker run is $20 for singles, $30 for couples.

Entry for the car and motorcycle show is $20.

For more information, call 768-7427.

Jackson Bell

City plans for Older Americans Month

BURBANK -- May is Older Americans Month in Burbank, and the city

is providing activities for seniors to take part in.

Seniors are welcome to sign up for a Burbank Senior Activity

Card at Joslyn and Tuttle adult centers and McCambridge Park.

The cost of the card is $5 for Burbank residents and allows free

entry to all activities, classes and programs, except for the

Nutrition Program. The card is $10 for non-residents.

For more information, contact the Joslyn Adult Center at 238-5353.

Mark R. Madler

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