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April 27, 2001

Neighbors for Neighbors, the city's annual community cleanup event,

will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Some volunteers who are already signed up will help low-income

residents beautify their homes and others will help clean Canyon Park and

will plant 500 one-gallon native shrubs.

Although the city had enough volunteers to get everything done,

Kimberly Thomas, management analyst for the city, said it could use more.

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Volunteers can come to Canyon Park on Saturday to sign up, she said,

adding that early arrival is encouraged because of parking constraints.

"One of the main goals of this event is to instill the volunteer

spirit in our youth," Thomas said. "Rarely do volunteer opportunities

allow both the elderly and the youth to participate. Usually it's one or

the other. This way, parents or grandparents can go out with the youth

and help instill in them that volunteering is a positive and beneficial

activity."

Information: (714) 754-4870.

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