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City Hall Dedication Los Angeles Mayor James Hahn and Councilwoman Ruth Galanter will host a community dedication ceremony of the new Marvin Braude Constituent Service Center/South Valley Neighborhood City Hall on Monday, June 23. Tours of the new facility, located at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. in Van Nuys, will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the ceremony at 10:15 a.m. Former Councilman Marvin Braude has been invited as a special guest and Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski will serve as master of ceremonies. For more information, call (818) 778-4990. New Clinic to Open The Valley Community Clinic will open its new dental clinic Friday, June 27 in a special ribbon-cutting breakfast ceremony that will also coincide with the clinic’s one-year anniversary at its new Valley location. Hector Elizondo is the guest speaker. He is a member of the clinic’s fundraising campaign committee board. The L.A. Care Health Plan has provided funding for the new center and UCLA’s School of Dentistry has donated four dental chairs. The VCC is a 30-year-old nonprofit agency offering medical, educational and counseling services to the uninsured. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at 6801 Coldwater Canyon Ave. in North Hollywood. For more information, call: (818) 763-7231. Surowitz Honored Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center and its Chief Executive Officer, Dale Surowitz, have been named to Tenet Healthcare Corp.’s 2003 Circle of Excellence. The annual award recognizes outstanding performance in several areas, including achievements in patient care and customer service, improvement in quality and clinical processes and dedication to ethics and compliance. Each year Tenet’s divisional and regional executives nominate candidates for the circle awards from the hospitals they supervise. Surowitz has been nominated for the award for the last four years in a row. Cherokee Earnings Rise Cherokee Inc. reported an increase in sales and earnings for its first quarter ended May 3. The Van Nuys-based company, which licenses consumer brands to Target and other retailers, reported earnings increased to $5.3 million or $0.63 per diluted share, on revenues of $12.1 million. That compares with earnings of $5.1 million or $0.61 per share, on revenues of $11.5 million for the first quarter last year. Among the factors Cherokee cited for the quarter’s performance were the placement of Hearst Publication’s House Beautiful brand with May Co. Summit on Homes The “2003 Mayoral Housing Summit: Investing in Homes, Investing in Neighborhoods,” will be held Tuesday, July 8 at Korn Convocation Hall, The Anderson School, UCLA from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The event is being sponsored by the school’s Ziman Center for Real Estate and the Los Angeles Business Council. Speakers for the event include Richard Ziman, CEO of Arden Realty, Inc. and UCLA Chancellor Albert Carnesale. The focus of the event is to spotlight the need for affordable housing in Los Angeles and how business and government can collaborate in creating opportunities for homeownership. The deadline for registration is Monday, June 30. Register on line at www.labusinesscouncil.org or call: (310) 966-2653.

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