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Chamber hosts candidates’ forum CIVIC CENTER --...

Chamber hosts candidates’ forum

CIVIC CENTER -- The Burbank Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to

assist Burbank voters in making informed decisions, will host a

candidates’ forum at 10 a.m. Saturday at the City Council Chamber in

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City Hall, 275 E. Olive Ave.

All candidates involved in the general election for positions on

the City Council and Burbank Board of Education are invited to

participate in the forum.

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The event is open to the public and will be televised live on

Charter Communications Channel 6.

For additional information, call 846-3111.

Chamber monthly mixer Thursday

MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A cash drawing of $100 is featured at the

monthly Burbank Chamber of Commerce mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Thursday at Outback Steakhouse, 1761 N. Victory Place.

Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for prospective members. For

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reservations and more information, call 846-3111.

Dry cleaners offered relief for perc ban

VAN NUYS -- In the wake of the perchloroethylene prohibition, a

funding program will give dry-cleaning businesses in Southern

California that depend on it as much as $10,000 to replace their

outdated equipment.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District passed a measure

in December banning perc by 2020 because the state designated it as a

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cancer- causing chemical. Perc is a cleaning agent frequently used by

such businesses.

The AQMD is offering grants on a first-come, first-serve basis.

A meeting for San Fernando Valley dry cleaners is at 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday at the Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave., Van Nuys.

Vons raises donations for breast center

MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- This fall, several Vons stores raised

$22,518 in donations to benefit the Providence Breast Center and

presented a check earlier this month.

Albert Lee, the interim director of the center, said the money

will allow the center to provide a full line of breast-cancer

services from state-of-the-art diagnostics to follow-up care for

recovering patients.

The center is part of Providence St. Joseph Medical Center’s

comprehensive cancer program.

Compiled by Jackson Bell


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