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April 30, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
The board of directors of the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce has voted to change the organization's name to the Greater San Fernando Chamber of Commerce. Last week's alteration was made to acknowledge the organization's expanding role with businesses throughout the northeast Valley, said Scott Schmidt, project manager for the chamber. Nearly half of the chamber's 325 members are from communities outside San Fernando, such as Pacoima and Mission Hills.
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April 30, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
The board of directors of the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce has voted to change the organization's name to the Greater San Fernando Chamber of Commerce. Last week's alteration was made to acknowledge the organization's expanding role with businesses throughout the northeast Valley, said Scott Schmidt, project manager for the chamber. Nearly half of the chamber's 325 members are from communities outside San Fernando, such as Pacoima and Mission Hills.
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December 11, 1993 | REBECCA BRYANT
Twenty-two San Fernando Valley families who can't afford much of a holiday will have toys to open and a dinner to feast on this season, if some anonymous Santas pitch in. A donations drive dubbed "Santa Anonymous," which is sponsored by local businesses, is asking San Fernando Valley residents to bring food, clothing, toys and blankets to seven drop-off locations across the Valley. The packages will go to families identified by local schools as needing a bit of extra help over the holidays.
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October 6, 1992
The Mid-San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce, citing concerns about taxes, regulations and other "burdens" on businesses, said it has formed a task force to examine the cost of doing business in the Valley. The chamber, which has a membership of more than 1,100 companies, said the 28-member task force is holding its first meeting this week and will publish an interim report in early December.
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June 26, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Two separate community cleanups promoting beautification and targeting graffiti are scheduled for today. The 10th Annual Van Nuys Clean-Up Day will provide an opportunity to paint out graffiti throughout a 15-square-mile area, while the Stagg Street Elementary School Fix-Up Day will focus paint brushes on the front of the school. More than 200 people are expected to attend the Van Nuys Clean-Up Day, which runs from 7 a.m. to noon and includes free breakfast, lunch and T-shirts.
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August 25, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Pinched pocketbooks may have contributed to a drop in attendance and funds raised for charity at this year's Van Nuys Airport Expo, airport officials said Wednesday. About 230,000 people attended the two-day event Saturday and Sunday, compared with 250,000 last year, said spokesperson Stacey Geere. Concession sales for local nonprofit groups also dropped from about $45,000 in 1993 to $30,300 this year. "I don't know how to explain it," Geere said.
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November 26, 1993 | GEOFFREY MOHAN
Mayor Richard Riordan will present San Fernando Valley residents his plan to increase police protection citywide and other goals for his mayoral term during a luncheon Tuesday at the Sportsmen's Lodge in Studio City. About 300 people are expected to attend the event, which begins at 11:45 a.m. at the restaurant, 12825 Ventura Blvd. "We try to get at least one good speaker a year," said Joe DiFatta, event chairman for the Rotary Club of Van Nuys, which organizes the event.
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July 20, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The San Fernando Valley Spanish Chamber of Commerce will hold a commercial fair Sunday to introduce the public to its member businesses and recruit new businesses into the organization. In addition to the more than 50 local businesses expected to be on hand to distribute information about their products and services, the fair will also feature clowns, pinatas and arts and crafts for kids as well as free food and live music.
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June 13, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
The Rev. Zedar Broadous, president of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the NAACP, was selected by Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky this week to become a member of the county's Human Relations Commission. The 18-member commission is charged with attempting to eradicate prejudice and intolerance in the county, including investigating allegations of discrimination and reporting its findings to the Board of Supervisors.
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