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

November 22nd, 2007 · No Comments · 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-degree black belt, McKinney has achieved the expert level of training in various disciplines. “I […]

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

November 1st, 2007 · No Comments · Offbeat Occupations

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 further by reaching out to the uniquely untapped market that deal with the […]

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

October 4th, 2007 · No Comments · 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, a home-based business, she creates custom décor for the home. A self-taught florist, Platt was the co-owner of Rainbows […]

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