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  • "The Kids on the Blocktm-10_black.jpg Puppet Shows - Social Issues" (front cover photo and page 2 article and photo) and "School-Wide Uniforms" at Chavez Elementary (page 18 article and photo), (December 2014-January 2015 issue) article and photos, 12/10/2014.

  • "Assistance League's GLITZ Holiday Sale Is On NOW on Trendy Retro Row," article and photos, 11/23/2014.

  • "Assistance League's Holiday Gift Boutique Is On Now," article and photos, 11/7/2014.

  • "Annemarie Forster honored as Rick Rackers 2014 Woman of the Year," Long Beach Press-Telegram article and photo, 10/25/2014. 

  • "Amazing Women 2014 - Nancy Higginson Helping Long Beach's Less Fortunate," Long Beach Press-Telegram article and photo, 10/25/2014.  Nancy Higginson, former president of Assistance League of Long Beach, received 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • "Long Beach City Council Unanimously Approves Most of Mayor Garcia's 61 Commission Appointments," Long Beach Post article, 10/22/2014. Includes  Dianne McGinnis, volunteer of Assistance League of Long Beach, appointment to Senior Citizens Advisory Committee.

  • "Amazing Women finalists, winners announced," Long Beach Press-Telegram, 10/4/2014.  Nancy Higginson, former president of Assistance League of Long Beach, received 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • "20 years pass since Long Beach Unified's historic school uniform policy," Long Beach Press-Telegram article and photos, 9/1/2014.  Includes 2 photos and captions about Assistance League of Long Beach.

  • "Long Beach Unified began bold experiment in school uniforms 20 years ago," Long Beach Press-Telegram article, 8/29/2014.

  • "Assistance League [of Long Beach] sets goal of providing 10,000 local students with school uniforms," Signal Tribune article and photo, 8/29/2014.

  • "Long Beach schools think small," Orange County Register sidebar, 8/29/2014.

  • "Assistance League honors debutantes in Long Beach," Long Beach Press-Telegram article and photo, 3/22/2014. 


    • "Assistance League  installs new president", Press-Telegram article 6/30/2013, page A4.
    • "Rick Rackers have a ship-shape ball", Press-Telegram article 3/2/2013. Rick Rackers' "Ship-to-Shore Soiree" themed event raised funds for Operation School Bell, a program that provides in-need Long Beach Unified School District students with uniforms, backpacks, and school supplies.


  • "Pat Reep left a legacy of public service", Press-Telegram article 3/16/2012, front page.

  • Assistance League of Long Beach Scholarship at CSULB in "March Madness Stirs Spirit at Long Beach State", article 3/16/2012.


    • "Rick Rackers bringing back its fundraising gala", Press-Telegram 11/17/2011, online article.


    • "Assistance League to Clothe 7,500", Long Beach Unified School District website, 11/3/2011, article.

    • "Coat Tales", a story by D. J. Waldie, about the meaning of a warm overcoat purchased at the Assistance League of Long Beach Thrift & Vintage Shop ( 11/11/2011, article)

    • Tammy Newland, CAMEO Member, elected President-Elect of Women's Council of Realtors.  "Three Local Real Estate Agents to Lead Women's Council of Realtors," 9/28/2011 article.

    • Assistance League-National Office Home Page Links about Long Beach Chapter Virginia Baxter article link 9/27/2011Long Beach Open article link 9/27/2011.

    • "They're amazing", Press-Telegram 9/16/2011, page A1 and A11, featuring 2011 Amazing Women winners, including Virginia Baxter, CAMEO Member, 2011 Amazing Woman winner for Education.  Online article 9/16/2011Gala slideshow (includes 3 photos of Virginia Baxter).

    • "Assistance League at links", Press-Telegram 9/10/2011, online article.  Assistance League of Long Beach helps Long Beach Open and Pro/Am Golf Tournaments and was presented with a check for its philanthropic programs.  Alexis Hayes, Assisteens member, won closest to the pin.

    • "Long Beach's 'Shop with a Cop' program seeks donations for needy kids", Press-Telegram 7/18/2011, online article.  Assistance League of Long Beach partnered with Long Beach Junior Chamber, Long Beach Police Foundation, and Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach on this event.

    • "Movin' Up", 6/1/2011, online article with Closing statement recognizing Cindy Summers as 71st President of Assistance League of Long Beach.

    • "Nikkei becomes president of Long Beach charity organization, Assistance League", 5/27/2011, online article.

    • Assisteens Senior Prom Project. "Long Beach Assisteens' project adds new meaning to the 'senior' in 'senior prom'" (Press-Telegram 3/12/2011,  online article & photo.

    • CAMEO Fashion Show.  "Spirited CAMEO show is still a favorite" (Press-Telegram 3/5/2011, online article & photo).