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Entries Tagged as 'Brett Ashley Hawkins'

LB native competes for Survivor’s million-dollar prize in Nicaragua

February 11th, 2011 · No Comments · News

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern After 21 seasons and over ten years of competition, CBS’s reality behemoth Survivor has cast its first contestant who’s also a current Long Beach resident, for its 22nd season, Survivor: Redemption Island. The chosen applicant is 26-year-old Stephanie Valencia, a distribution manager for a Signal Hill-based tequila label, Marquez […]

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Local Spanish classes take advantage of young students’ propensity to learn another language easily

December 10th, 2010 · No Comments · News

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern With greater frequency in the ever-expanding global marketplace, the knowledge of a second language grants an edge to applicants seeking employment or higher education. Knowing a language in addition to English increases an individual’s versatility in the workplace and provides college applications with flair.

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As more parents turn to private schools to educate their children, those institutions are offering help with tuition

November 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Education

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern With the budget crisis that has been hitting several branches of California’s state system, especially that of education, parents have been seeking an answer to a burning question: Is it better to send their child to a struggling public school for little cost, or to a private school with […]

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From LB dirt lot to the Olympics: bicycle motocross celebrating its 40th

November 5th, 2010 · No Comments · Sports

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern From humble beginnings in a dirt lot at 7th Street and Bellflower Boulevard in Long Beach, the now Olympic sport BMX (bicycle motocross) is celebrating its 40th year of intense races and risk-heavy maneuvering with a few events geared specifically for BMX fans and anyone interested in the history […]

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Local councilman, celebrities try to elicit guffaws for a good cause– or two

October 29th, 2010 · No Comments · News

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern In a fundraising effort for January 2011’s 23rd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Peace & Unity Parade Celebration and the I Am S.H.A.N.T.E. Foundation, Sixth District Councilman Dee Andrews and Boss Lady Entertainment’s Shante Broadus hosted “Laughin’ Large,” a red-carpet comedy fundraiser Thursday of last week at The Laugh […]

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