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Former teacher played significant role in Long Beach education

August 19, 2011

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Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Longtime Long Beach resident Betty Houston-Seal was the kind of person who would look at a situation and think of ways she could help. This was evident in everything the former teacher, edu...

May is Personal History Awareness Month

May 20, 2011

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By Rachael Rifkin Columnist/Personal Historian “There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside the dullest exterior, there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy." —Mark Twain Read More »...

Community honors former CSULB president and Congressman Steve Horn with memorial

May 6, 2011

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By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Paying tribute to the leader many cite as the man responsible for Cal State Long Beach's transformation into a university, various members from the greater Long Beach area were in attendance at...

More Burroughs alumni, staff share memories

April 22, 2011

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By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer So many people have come forward to share their memories and reflections of Burroughs Elementary School that the Signal Tribune has decided to make “Burroughs Elementary staff share memories of ...

More Burroughs alumni, staff share memories

April 20, 2011

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By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer So many people have come forward to share their memories and reflections of Burroughs Elementary School that the Signal Tribune has decided to make “Burroughs Elementary staff share memories of t...

Burroughs Elementary staff share memories of their school that will soon close

April 8, 2011

Filed under Education, History

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer The Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education approved budget cuts in February that have forced Burroughs Elementary School to close at the end of this academic year. Burroughs, with just under 300 stud...

Former 38th District congressmember, CSULB president used bipartisan approach to serve constituents, community

February 25, 2011

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By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Steve Horn, a former congressmember who once served as president of Cal State Long Beach, was highly regarded for his fair-mindedness, honesty, dedication and work ethic. Read More »...

Rae Gabelich, Ray Grabinski get ‘roasted’ for good cause

October 8, 2010

Filed under Community, Entertainment

By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer The zingers were flying on Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Rae-Ray Roast at the Law Offices of Keesal, Young and Logan in downtown Long Beach, as community leaders paid homage to special guests of honor: f...

Bibliophile hopes to foster LB literary heart through his passion for books

October 1, 2010

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By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Sean Moor's 7-year-old daughter, Audrey, loves checking out books from the Dana Branch Library and fondly remembers attending its free programs like pre-school storytime. Read More »...

Former SH councilmember’s wife was outspoken, involved in community

August 3, 2010

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By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Ethel Mae McCallen, a 56-year Signal Hill resident, businesswoman, and wife of former Signal Hill Councilmember Marion “Buzz" McCallen, passed away on July 15, 2010. The 88-year-old Ca...

Local school for Korean students values community newspaper as teaching tool

June 11, 2010

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By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer Hancock University, an English-as-Second-Language-oriented Long Beach school connected to South Korea's Hanseo University, encourages its students to not only become immersed in the Englis...

Self-described ‘worrywart’ gets a glimpse over the horizon

April 2, 2010

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By Rachael Rifkin Staff Writer There's something you should know about me. I'm the kind of worrywart that has occasional adventurous streaks. I spend an inordinate amount of time dissecting the small things in life. Then ou...

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