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May 6, 1988 | ALLAN PARACHINI, Times Staff Writer
Sitting at anchor at a permanent mooring still under construction, the SS Catalina--familiar to generations of Californians as the Great White Steamer--seems a bit like a bag lady who, unexpectedly having been offered a home and job, gets unsteadily to her feet, still skeptical that it can be true.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1997
Ruth Siegel Singer, a longtime San Fernando Valley resident and daughter of Republic Pictures founder Morris J. Siegel, has died. Singer died Monday of chronic renal failure at her Tarzana home, according to her son, Michael Singer of Calabasas. She was 63. Singer's family moved to Beverly Hills from New York City while she was a toddler, when her father helped establish Republic Studios; he also served as the Burbank-based studio's first president.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1997
Ruth Siegel Singer, a longtime San Fernando Valley resident and daughter of Republic Pictures founder Morris J. Siegel, has died. Singer died Monday of chronic renal failure at her Tarzana home, according to her son, Michael Singer of Calabasas. She was 63. Singer's family moved to Beverly Hills from New York City while she was a toddler, when her father helped establish Republic Studios; he also served as the Burbank-based studio's first president.
NEWS
May 6, 1988 | ALLAN PARACHINI, Times Staff Writer
Sitting at anchor at a permanent mooring still under construction, the SS Catalina--familiar to generations of Californians as the Great White Steamer--seems a bit like a bag lady who, unexpectedly having been offered a home and job, gets unsteadily to her feet, still skeptical that it can be true.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1999 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Surrounded by fellow teachers and family, Ruth Singer said goodbye Wednesday to the students, teachers and parents of Lemay Street Elementary School, where she has taught for 27 years. After a 37-year career teaching, Singer, 60, will retire Monday. "She was my favorite teacher," said parent Lisa Estrada, 33, who was in Singer's first-grade class in 1972. Estrada remembers her teacher as youthful and sporting a ponytail, sunglasses and a pencil above her ear.
NEWS
March 7, 1985 | LEONARD GREENWOOD and TED THACKREY Jr., Times Staff Writers
The Great White Steamer Catalina disappeared from its mooring in Los Angeles Harbor last weekend and has turned up at anchor off Ensenada, but the ship's owners said Wednesday they have "no idea at all" what it is doing there. "Nobody told us it was being moved," said Ruth Singer, who has been co-owner of the Catalina since her husband, Hymie, bought it for her as a Valentine's Day present in 1977. "Maybe it's been stolen."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 1998 | DEBORAH BELGUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Valentine's Day gift Ruth Singer received years ago could not be wrapped up neatly in a jewelry box, or even hidden under the bed until the special day arrived. Her gift was 307 feet long and had been used by more than 25 million people. For Valentine's Day in 1977, Singer's husband gave her the fabled Catalina, known as the Great White Steamer, that ferried passengers between San Pedro and Avalon for more than 50 years, starting in 1924.
MAGAZINE
September 25, 1994
America is still a rich country, one with rich tastes and the clogged arteries to prove it. So thank you, Gratis, for providing healthful cuisine worthy of a more favorable review ("Lean and Mean," by S. Irene Virbila, Aug. 21). And shame on you, Ms. Virbila for not inviting a more health-conscious friend to join you. Had you brought along me (I am a registered dietitian) or one of my cardiac rehab participants, you would have learned that many people no longer enjoy the rich taste of butter, cream and oil. Finally, there's a chef who understands that a vegetarian meal is not simply a steamed vegetable platter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1988
We are disappointed by The Times publication of Record's column. From the very outset, Record misstates the facts of U.S. policy in the Middle East, and his argument is replete with distortions of AIPAC's actions and the role we play. Case in point is the blame Record levels at AIPAC for the "loss" to the U.S. economy stemming from reports of the recently concluded arms deal between Saudi Arabia and Great Britain. Yes, we at AIPAC have fought certain proposed arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
NEWS
June 28, 1986 | MARYLOUISE OATES and KEITH LOVE, Times Staff Writers
Four former presidents of the Jewish Federation Council of Los Angeles are among those preparing a letter that strongly criticizes Republican U.S. Senate candidate Ed Zschau for his positions on Israel and urges a bipartisan effort by Israel's supporters to help reelect Democratic Sen. Alan Cranston, a source familiar with the effort told The Times on Friday.
NEWS
November 1, 1992 | MARK EHRMAN
"Do you know that we've been here a year and we've never ever had to ask anyone not to speak?" boasts Ruth Price, singer and co-owner of the Jazz Bakery, a thrice-weekly jazz club located in what was once the garage in the old Helms Bakery off Venice Boulevard. Indeed, throughout the evening's performance by the Buddy Collette Trio, the audience--whose members show up Noah's Ark-like in neatly dressed twosomes--is rapturously still, catching each crystalline note as it cascades off the stage.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1985 | LESLIE BERKMAN, Times Staff Writer
For 22 years, Ruth Singer enjoyed living in her own home in Leisure World, Seal Beach, a recreation-oriented community geared to active retirees. But as time took its toll, it became difficult for her even to tend to daily household chores. Her eyesight deteriorated and her heart started to give her trouble. Now at 87, Singer has sold her Leisure World home and moved into Villa Valencia, a seven-story retirement hotel in Laguna Hills. Singer doesn't have to cook or clean her studio apartment.
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