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Karen S. Kim

Kenneth Village merchants to meet

NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- The Kenneth Village Merchants Assn. will meet

from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at George’s Restaurant, 1418 W. Kenneth

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Road.

The group will discuss its upcoming Road’ers Car event, street

improvements, election results, future plans for the village and

community policing efforts. The merchants association will also install

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its new officers at the meeting.

For more information, call 242-6620.

Galleria to host guitar contest

DOWNTOWN -- The Glendale Galleria will host a Hot Licks contest April

13 at The Zone.

Stryker, a deejay from KROQ-FM (106.7) will ask participants between

12 and 19 years old to show off their guitar licks for the chance to win

a Gibson Flying V guitar.

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The first 25 guitarists to arrive at 2 p.m. to The Zone can

participate in the competition. Contestants can bring their own guitar or

use a guitar provided by KROQ. Each contestant will have 90 seconds and

one amplifier.

In addition, KROQ will offer giveaways, including CDs from the movie

“Rock Star” and T-shirts, between 2 and 4 p.m.

The Zone is at 2148 Glendale Galleria Way. For more information, call

246-6737.

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United Way recognizes Nestle USA

NORTHEAST GLENDALE -- United Way’s Pacesetters Program, a

philanthropic program for the Los Angeles business community, has

recognized Glendale-based Nestle USA as one of its 12 fund-raising

front-runners.

The companies, which raised a combined total of $7.5 million for

United Way, made a commitment to increase their corporate, employee and

leadership support by 10% and complete their fund-raising efforts by Nov.

30, 2001.

Nestle USA was joined by 21st Century Insurance, Accenture, Andersen

Consulting Co., Bank of America, county of Los Angeles, Deloitte &

Touche, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Holland & Knight LLP, Nossaman, Guthner,

Knox & Elliott, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Transamerica and Valero in the

recognition.


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