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.
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.
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