For its first 70 years the Long Beach Rotary Club was the bastion of men, but that all changed when a quartet of women, nicknamed the “Fabulous Four,” became the first female members of the influential club 30 years ago. Rotary, the oldest service club in the city, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and is stronger than ever, thanks to women, who now account for 33 percent of the club’s membership, and several leadership positions.
The Rev. Edward Fremgen, affectionately known as Father Ed, took a nontraditional route to his career as a Roman Catholic priest, becoming ordained at age 65 and serving at parishes in Paramount, Lakewood and Long Beach. After a bout with cancer, Fremgen died Nov. 5 at age 91. Before entering the priesthood, Fremgen taught English at high schools in Illinois and California and worked for 18 years for the Hughes Aircraft Co. He also had a wife, four children and two grandchildren.
As a kid from a big, struggling Italian-American family in San Pedro in the 1950s, Phil Trani was so poor he couldn’t afford basketball shoes and had to play in his stocking feet at the nearby Boys Club. But he loved going to the club, following in the footsteps of his four older brothers. “I used to wait an hour for the club to open,” Trani told an overflow crowd attending the annual Long Beach Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year dinner at the Hotel Maya Wednesday.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".