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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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'Fashion is for everyone,' says Las Vegas designer
Monday, June 24, 2019
Rene’ Tyler Plus Sizes 12 & Above is a small, boutique operation of just four employees, but it is becoming a major name in fashion.
Funeral home's owners say personal touch sets them apart
Monday, June 17, 2019
For Wendy Kraft and Laura Sussman, it is an honor to care for the deceased. Both were part of the Jewish burial society, or chevra kadisha, and say it was a fulfilling, spiritual experience.
Preparing kids for the future by making STEM subjects fun
Monday, June 10, 2019
Leo and Elise Silva are both the oldest children in large families, so they have always been involved in teaching children. So when they were looking to start their own business and discovered Engineering for Kids, it seemed like a perfect match for them.
Restaurant owner aims for authenticity, joy in family-oriented business
Monday, June 3, 2019
“This is not a restaurant, it is a love story — of family, food, culture, history, humanity, art, expression and cuisine shared via recipes full of authenticity and joy,” says Vanessa Barreat, owner of Pico De Gallo. 
Roseman University physician doing the work to improve access to health care
Monday, May 27, 2019
In October, the Valley Health System was accredited for a family medicine residency program, and in July, its first two 10 residents will begin their training in it as the state works toward reducing the shortage of primary care physicians serving Nevada’s growing population. Dr. Christine Quartuccio-Carran, an assistant professor at Roseman University of Medicine, is the associate program director.

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.

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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 ...