Charming and charitable

By Rachael Rifkin Memoirist Elizabeth “Betty” Moffitt is always looking for ways to help people. Family, church and charity work are her life. This October, she will be celebrating both her 90th birthday and her 60th year as a member and volunteer at the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist on Atlantic Avenue. “My grandmother is…

It Literally Takes a Village

By Rachael Rifkin Memoirist It took Long Beach resident Georgann Gall more than 30 years to get to Africa. She first applied for the Peace Corps at the age of 17, but there were a couple of stops she had to make before she was ready to go. “I sent for Peace Corps information when…

Remembering Bob Lee

Community activist Robert “Bob” Lee was always on the lookout for a new challenge. Whether he was selling cars, managing his oil wells or serving as a member of the Signal Hill Historical Society and the Central and Westside Redevelopment Project Area Committees (PACs), Lee gave every project his all. Lee died of heart failure…