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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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Website lets you in on culinary secrets
Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
Jolene Mannina is president of, which gives diners a chance to reserve off-the-menu items at restaurants in cities across the country, including Las Vegas. Users of the website search an upcoming event and reserve a dish that will be available for one day only, then show up for their exclusive meal on the day of the event.

For 'Eviction Queen,' clients' peace of mind is top of mind
Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
Kaila Leavitt says the evictions business is not about callously throwing people who can't pay their rent out on the street. It's about understanding the ...
'Solopreneur' forges her own path in Las Vegas
Monday, Sept. 2, 2019
Dana Berggren says she didn't even know what real estate was when she began in the field 22 years ago. But not only does she own her own commercial real estate brokerage today, but she also launched a coworking space as well and was recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Health care VP: 'It is not about the time you put in but your heart and energy'
Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
Ashlee Arnold talks about the importance of being passionate about your career choices, inspiring young people to do what they love and her secret to jump-starting her day.
For chef, choosing a vegan lifestyle was a revelation
Monday, Aug. 19, 2019
Donald Lemperle jokes that he should have known red meat wasn’t for him when he was a chef in New York and Johnny Cochran sent what was supposed to be a medium-well steak back to the kitchen twice. Now a vegan chef at VegeNation, which has two locations in Southern Nevada, Lemperle spreads the gospel of plant-based dietary choices in downtown Las Vegas.

For legal support executive, teamwork is central to success
Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
Private investigator Don Fritsch stresses the importance of communication and shares a high-profile story about an assignment his company took for a legal defense team.
For Penn & Teller's manager, growth occurs outside of the comfort zone
Monday, Aug. 5, 2019
The Penn & Teller magic show and Aid for AIDS of Nevada have a lot in common. Both are mainstays in Las Vegas, constantly tinkering with the formula that keeps them fresh and relevant to an audience that has known them for decades. The entertainers are longtime supporters of the AIDS Walk, which benefits AFAN, and their manager/producer, Glenn Alai, is president of the board of trustees for the nonprofit organization.
Entertainment freelancer finds inspiration in pain, joy, love, hope and sorrow
Monday, July 29, 2019
Ivy League-educated singer-songwriter and event producer Michelle Johnson shares details about her upcoming show, discusses the professional and personal challenges of earning a living onstage, and more ...
Las Vegas restaurateur's businesses hitting the high notes
Monday, July 22, 2019
Opening a restaurant, Bryce Krausman says, was “totally spontaneous.” His friend Dalton Wilson saw the space open one day, and before they knew it, they had a “coming soon” sign up.
Technovation CEO: "Fail fast, learn from your mistakes, and move on"
Monday, July 15, 2019
Peg McGregor is CEO of Technovation Solutions, which acts as both technology consultants and brokers for new technologies coming to the market.

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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 ...