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Rebecca Clifford-Cruz

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Rebecca is the library services specialist for the Las Vegas Sun and Greenspun Media Group. In addition to archiving stories and images, conducting research and providing content, she handles licensing and reprint requests from the public and is the liaison between the newsroom and professional journalism organizations. Prior to joining the Sun in 1999 she was a legal librarian in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Owner of farmers markets stresses transparency, quality
Monday, May 20, 2019
Carrie Hogan launched her farmers markets nine years ago, after seeing the movie “Food Inc.” She says the documentary film changed her perspective on the food industry. With Hogan’s professional acumen as an event planner, Fresh52 Farmers’ & Artisan Markets have thrived in Southern Nevada ...
Fashion designer says clothes can go from day to nightlight
Monday, May 13, 2019
We’ve all seen pictures of fascinating outfits at Burning Man or the Electric Daisy Carnival and wondered where they came from and whether we could pull off the look. But most of us shrug it off as impractical purchase. We are the customers Ronnie Brust wants to reach.
New restaurant celebrates different cultures of its owners, and of Las Vegas
Monday, May 6, 2019
Silva Chamanian was a longtime investor in one of Los Angeles’ most popular Mediterranean restaurants, and had a vision to fulfill a market niche that had not yet been tapped on a national or international scale in the a fast-casual food space.
UNLV doctor offers advice to parents, community about working with children on autism spectrum
Monday, April 29, 2019
A love of science and the study of medicine fueled Dr. Rooman Ahad’s career and led her to a role as assistant professor of pediatric neurology at UNLV’s School of Medicine. She is now part of an effort to expand autism services in the Las Vegas Valley and raise awareness.
Developer's goal is to create community within a community
Monday, April 22, 2019
Tim Deters, owner and president of TRU Development, aims high. In 20 years, he has developed nearly 7,000 multifamily units in the Southwest and has launched his most ambitious project yet with Kaktuslife, which “we predict ... will changed apartment living in Clark County,” he says.
Bank executive passionate about paying it forward
Monday, April 15, 2019
James Rensvold is executive vice president and private banking director at Nevada State Bank, which this year is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Renowned hair stylist values daily grind on journey to success
Monday, April 8, 2019
Even a jock can be a hairstylist. During his junior year in high school, sports fanatic Michael Boychuck saw the movie “Shampoo,” and it changed his life. The three-sport athlete “just went for it and started my hair journey,” he said.
Las Vegas Valley housing honcho: Solutions start with community
Monday, April 1, 2019
The co-founder and managing director of the Calida Group shares a story about his first job in construction, talks about the value of building friendships in business and discusses upcoming projects in the Elysian Living family of communities.
App developer makes all day happy hour in Las Vegas
Monday, March 25, 2019
Jess Horan is a Boston University alumna with seven years of corporate experience in sales, account management, media planning and ad operations — and a self-confessed “martini gal,” extra dirty, vodka, no vermouth and a blue cheese olive. Those interests and influences guided her to ...
Dog hotel proprietor aims 'to give a Ritz Carlton feel to the pet community'
Monday, March 18, 2019
Pawsh Palace, a cage-free dog hotel, opened in Las Vegas last year. Owner Lisa Imbesi’s goal was to make it a one-stop shop for a dog’s needs.

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The Palms, popular among playboys and performers, celebrates 10 years
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011
During its 10 years of existence, the Palms has managed to pull off a most unlikely stunt -- becoming a Hollywood hangout and a locals favorite. Hipsters ...