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Construction worker gets musical with debut album

April 17, 2008

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By Heather Posey Staff Writer With music in her soul, Signal Hill resident Willonna Green has put her passion to work on her debut album So Special, but as a new artist awaiting her big break, the jazz-and-blues artist spends her days a...

Offbeat Occupations : SH manufacturer turns fabric scraps into guitar straps

April 3, 2008

Filed under Business, Offbeat Occupations

By Heather Posey Staff Writer Lately the world is going green with environmental conscientiousness. But with the surplus of wasted materials, local Signal Hill manufacturer Couch has found a way of turning others' trash into ...

Wedding officiant makes ceremonies a celebration

February 14, 2008

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By Heather Posey Staff Writer For those in the mood for love, wedding officiant Alan Katz wants to bring lovebirds together. A performer and entrepreneur, Katz has made a business marrying couples throughout southern California and being a part ...

Bradley birthing instructor keeps childbirth natural

January 24, 2008

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By Heather Posey Staff Writer A woman's pregnancy can be an emotionally and physically intense time for any and all involved. But for those looking for a nurturing alternative to traditional childbirth methods, local birthing in...

Angels in the Attic blends yesteryear’s look with today’s dolls

December 20, 2007

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By Heather Posey Staff Writer When Jeannie Bork was just a small-town girl, she loved to dress up and play with her dolls, as so many young girls do. Now, she has developed a bargain brand that brings back her childhood memories for future generati...

Offbeat Occupations : Fifth-degree black belt helps kids get defensive

November 22, 2007

Filed under Offbeat Occupations, Sports

By Heather Posey Staff Writer The Alpert Jewish Community Center (AJCC) has a new sensei for their martial arts classes and, with over 35 years of experience, Mac McKinney is teaching warriors of all ages self defense and skill. A fifth-de...

Offbeat Occupations: Professional Pooper Scoopers take a load off pet-owner’s minds and yards

November 1, 2007

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By Heather Posey Staff Writer Long Beach being among the top 10 most dog-friendly cities in the country, it's no surprise that there are a variety of businesses here that cater to man's best friend. Still the city has moved one step fur...

Off-Beat Occupations: Self-taught florist teaches the floral arts to budding designers

October 4, 2007

Filed under Business, Offbeat Occupations

By Shannon Clayton, Special to the Signal Tribune Ever wondered why people have the jobs they have, or how they found that out-of-the-ordinary job? Margaret Platt is no ordinary florist. Owner of Margaret Rose Floral Design, ...

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