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In 2015, a successful female executive launched a speaker series to encourage and empower women. The partner and chief operation and financial officer at Irvine’s Squar Milner, LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting firms, Scharell Jackson sought to create an environment that would “mot…

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Tales about college students subsisting on a diet of ramen noodles and mac and cheese have been joked about for ages. But food insecurity — the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food — is no laughing matter.

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In about one month, the popular children’s educational television series “Sesame Street” will celebrate its 50th anniversary on the air. The program was conceived as a way to combine the addictive qualities of TV while preparing children for the rigors of school.

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Dr. Gerhard Kohn and his wife Irena had studied the impacts of early childhood development — or the lack of it — intensely in the mid-20th Century. In 1967, they determined to do something about it, at least in Long Beach.

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SCAN Health Plan put its money where its purpose is Tuesday, Sept. 17, giving $5,000 scholarships to 10 Cal State Long Beach students on career paths to help senior citizens.

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Wilson Class of 1959's 60-year class reunion was Sept. 27-29.. It included a Domenico’s pizza party at a private Naples home on The Colonnade, a sit down dinner at Long Beach Yacht Club on Saturday and a brunch at Belmont Brewing Company on Sunday.

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Laurie Peterson had a successful career working with nonprofit organizations and as a tournament director for the Ladies Professional Golf Association. But she wanted more than just the satisfaction of having an event run smoothly.

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Long Beach Polytechnic High School’s 60-year reunion weekend kicked off at Joe Jost’s on Friday and reminiscing continued at Long Beach Yacht Club on Saturday. Back in 1959, the classmates’ prom was in Poly’s gymnasium, and the now long gone Municipal Auditorium hosted an all-night dance.

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“Mentoring is really about being there for someone, offering guidance … opening up horizons, and just providing an open ear and an open heart,” Dr. Pamela Blake said.

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One teenage girl wrote about being inspired by “Fish in a Tree” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, many young readers penned essays about the popular “Dog Man” by Dav Pilkey, and there was even an 8-year-old James Patterson fan in the mix.

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Volunteers, friends and family members helped students move in to their dorms on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Children and teens are already headed back to campus for a new school year in some school districts, but some are more prepared than others.

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Dramatic Results aims to help students foster a lifelong love of learning with the Summer STEAM Institute, instructors say.

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Long Beach State has scheduled an active shooter and mass casualty exercise from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, at the University Student Union, the west campus turnaround and the north lawn of the student union. 

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Shark week has arrived, and Cal State Long Beach’s SharkLab launched a new comic book focused on how people interact with marine life, especially sharks.

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September is the target for opening the new Main Library downtown, and the search for a name is coming down to the wire with a deadline this Friday, June 21, for suggestions.