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Rachel Singer

Staff Writer / Our Hometown Stories

I started off life in Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies.  At 18 months old, my parents packed up and moved to Orange County, California.  I became a naturalized American Citizen in 1971.

My childhood was spent in Tustin.  We “moved on up” 10 miles down the road to Irvine when I was fifteen years old.   This October, Irvine High School is having our 30-year Class Reunion.  (Only two years early, but who’s counting)

I sought higher learning and received a degree in Sociology/Criminology from Cal State University Northridge.

In 1982, (who knows what I was thinking) I became a Reserve Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department under the tutelage of one Sgt. Bob Kellar.  I was with the department for 5 years in the West Valley Division.

The legal profession called to me and I became a certified Paralegal after a year at UCI .  I worked mainly in Family Law.

The first law firm I worked at was Masry & Vititoe.  I worked directly for Edward L. Masry (of Erin Brockovich fame) I stopped working for Mr. Masry approximately 2 years before Erin started.  Geez, if I had only dug a little deeper into those files…

I have been married to the wonderful Dr. Ron Singer for 10 years.   Together we have six children who give me a lot to be proud of:  Samantha does hair and make-up at Priscilla’s Hair Salon.  Sydney is a recent graduate from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.  Landon (named for Michael Landon) is a junior at Canyon High and plays rugby. Logan and Skylar are identical twins.  They are sophomores at Canyon High and are both on the golf team.  Layne is a second grader at Sierra Canyon and loves his two dogs, Lobo and Dakota!

I spend a good part of my day driving children hither and yon, grocery shopping and writing “Our Hometown Stories.”

In a nutshell, I love to:

  • Root for the underdog;
  • Read anything historical about the Tudors, India or submarines;
  • Play Indoor soccer with my 71 year old dad;
  • Go to Toby Keith concerts;
  • Decorate my home like it’s Halloween all year long;
  • Drink tea; and
  • Enjoy the company of my close friends.

Doesn’t get much better than this!

Rachel Singer

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