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Palate Food and Wine wins award

Glendale's Palate Food and Wine was named the wine bar of the year in the sixth annual Sunset Western Wine Awards. The restaurant, wine bar and wine merchant won the award at an Oct. 1 Sunset magazine event on California's Central Coast.

Palate Food and Wine is at 933 S. Brand Blvd. For more information, call (818) 662-9463 or visit

Western Wine Awards winners will be featured in the November issue of Sunset magazine.

Glendale Healthy Kids gets CVS grant

Glendale Healthy Kids has received a $2,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant.

The company, which operates 6,200 pharmacies, awards grants intended to help make health services affordable and easier to access for people who are uninsured.

Glendale Healthy Kids has provided access to health care for underinsured low-income children for 16 years.

"This grant will allow us to continue our Kids Health & Fitness Expo, with health tests and vaccinations specifically for kids, along with health education and tips for parents," executive director Camille Levee said in a statement.

Churro shop gives to Komen for the Cure

Xooro, a gourmet churro shop with a location in the Glendale Galleria, is donating 100% of the proceeds of its pink Breast Cancer Awareness Xooro to the Los Angeles affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The promotion runs through Oct. 31.

For more information, visit

Thrift store steps up its recycling

A new thrift store in La Crescenta helps shoppers reuse and recycle while picking up quality clothing, jewelry, accessories, home decor, books, kitchenware and more.

Cherry Picked Vintage and Thrift is located at 3440 Foothill Blvd., in the Foothill Center across from Trader Joe's.

Supervisor to host business symposium

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich is scheduled to host the 2010 Emerging Small Business Symposium and Vendor Fair on Thursday at the Rose Bowl.

The free event features networking opportunities and workshops designed to connect small businesses and entrepreneurs with federal, state and local government agencies. Exhibitors will include Edwards Air Force Base, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Small Business Administration, NASA/JPL, Los Angeles County and others.

Workshops will cover topics including government contracting and procurement, green business incentives and accessing capital.

For more information, visit, call (323) 881-3964 or e-mail

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