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June 14, 2012 | Hector Tobar
Tarita Ventura is a lover. She loves music, and sings in several genres: country, soul, rock, blues. It was the pursuit of a singing career that brought her to Los Angeles a decade ago from Texas. Tarita loves making things with her hands. Her father was a construction man, back in her native Oklahoma, a place that still lives in her tongue as a noticeable drawl. When singing in L.A. didn't pay the bills, it was with her hands, swinging a hammer at construction sites, that Tarita earned the money that fed her four children.
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December 3, 2009 | By Bob Pool
Students are welding the old to the new at Rosie the Riveter High School. The Long Beach charter school was created in 2007 to help prepare teenage girls for careers as welders, plumbers, carpenters, electricians and other trades. Today, its 50-member student body includes girls and boys, but its organizers still attempt to break down barriers for women seeking careers in what largely remains a man's world. "It's about trying to change the way society looks at women," said Lynn Shaw, who helped create Rosie the Riveter High.
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