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PACOIMA - Detectives asked for the public's help Tuesday to find a gunman suspected of killing a 37-year-old man in a residential neighborhood.

Police officers found Pacoima resident Roy Padilla lying dead in the 13200 block of Filmore Street about 11 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. Rick Luskleet of the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division.

Neighbors heard about two shots, looked outside and saw someone drive away in a 1995 or 1996 black four-door Volkswagen Jetta, Foothill Detective Frank Bishop said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Foothill detectives at (818) 834-3115 or (818) 834-3112 or (818) 756-8861 after hours.

- Daily News

Would-be Jesus convicted of attack aboard airplane

BALTIMORE - A Southern California man who called himself Jesus and blessed fellow airline passengers by tapping them on the head with a pillow was convicted in Baltimore on Tuesday of assaulting a flight attendant when he was ordered to take his seat.

Dean Trammel, a 22-year-old former student at Santa Monica Community College, was found guilty in a nonjury trial and could get up to 20 years in prison at sentencing April 9.

- Associated Press

Legislator wants to give cities say in conservancy

BURBANK - A Burbank lawmaker announced Tuesday he will introduce a bill to expand a mountain conservancy committee to include representatives from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena and La Canada Flintridge.

``The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is the primary agency charged with preserving ever-more precious undeveloped land and natural habitats amid the encroaching urban sprawl of the Los Angeles area,'' state Sen. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, said.

``I want to ensure that the four cities have a voice at and develop a closer working relationships with the conservancy so together they can grapple with the conservation issues confronting this region.''

He said the conservancy was created by the state Legislature in 1979 and has acquired more than 35,000 acres of parkland from a 450,000-acre zone in the Santa Monica Mountains and adjacent mountains surrounding the Los Angeles basin.

- City News Service

Corrosive liquid dammed after leak from container

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Firefighters built a dam around 40 gallons of a corrosive solution that leaked from a drum in North Hollywood on Tuesday and five people were treated when they complained of problems breathing.

The 55-gallon drum fell from a truck in the 7000 block of Vineland Avenue about 3:25 p.m., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

The corrosive solution was about 90 percent water, and the rest was nitric, sulfuric and chromic acids and soap, Humphrey said. Firefighters contained it in a 20-foot diameter pool, he said.

-City News Service

Airports Department mulls expanding area Flyaway

The Los Angeles Department of Airports said Tuesday it is studying the possible expansion of the Van Nuys Flyaway service to provide more service to Los Angeles International Airport.

Executive Director Phil Depoian told the City Council's Commerce, Energy and Natural Resources Committee the department is conducting a feasibility study on the proposal from Councilwoman Laura Chick. She called for creation of a satellite terminal with a variety of services available to travelers to encourage them to use the shuttle service.

In addition, the department was asked to look at the possibility of creating other such services in different parts of the city.

- Daily News
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