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Tiffany Esshaki

C&G Staff Reporter – Birmingham Bloomfield Eagle


Staff Writer Tiffany Esshaki covers Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township as well as Oakland County Parks and Recreation and Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center. Esshaki has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2011 and attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Oakland Community College. She’s the recipient of several awards from the Michigan Press Association and the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Published July 16, 2012

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Published July 13, 2012

It was three months ago that 18-year-old Sean Combs was arrested in downtown Birmingham while carrying an M1 rifle on his back, refusing to provide police with identification upon request. On July 12, a jury in Oakland County’s 48th District Court decided that the teen hadn’t done anything illegal.

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Published July 11, 2012

For Southfield resident Alex Citron, Fourth of July fireworks are a festive sign of the summer season. However, his dog, Sheba, doesn’t feel quite the same. While Citron enjoys sitting beneath the stars to take in the bright colors and thrilling noises, his 8-year-old Pointer beagle mix is usually trembling behind the sofa.

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Published July 11, 2012

Only $45 down, zero interest and unlimited snuggling. It may sound like a deal too good to be true, but beginning July 7, the Michigan Humane Society is beginning a lease promotion unlike any other. For a limited time only, lessees can take home a “certified pre-owned” cat as part of the society’s Lease to Adopt program.

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Published July 10, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — On June 27, 15-year-old Gabriella Smith returned home to Birmingham from a trip to exotic Costa Rica. The trip took months to plan, even longer to convince her parents to let her go. But there were no swimming pools or amusement parks on this summer excursion. Smith spent 12 days helping children in some of the poorest schools in Guanacaste.

“A lot of my friends this summer were going to the pool and stuff and just relaxing. But since I wasn’t doing anything I thought I should help other people,” said Smith.

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Published July 10, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — When Tiffany Victoria Sims was a sophomore at Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak, she was what some people might describe as shy. Though she loved the performing arts, she never thought about stepping into the spotlight herself.

“I was the girl who was too shy to get up on stage. I used to usher at Shrine’s performances, and I used to make my mom buy tickets to come watch me usher.”

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Published July 10, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — On July 2, a resident in the 1600 block of Bowers agreed to buy a magazine subscription from a door-to-door salesman who had come to her home. But the salesman took more than just an order from the woman — he took her wallet, according to Birmingham police.

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Published July 10, 2012

BIRMINGHAM — It’s been four years since The Community House discontinued its famed annual Jazzfest in downtown Birmingham, but the music hasn’t died out just yet.

Beginning July 12, TCH, along with WRCJ 90.0 FM, will host “Jazzy Nights,” a summer concert series that will showcase some of the best musicians in metro Detroit.

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Published July 3, 2012


While walking back to their car through downtown Birmingham early in the morning July 1, two men reportedly started flipping items over on the patio of Café Via. The cost of the damage they caused, according to the restaurant, is expected to be near $5,000.

“It was at 2 in the morning, and I think they had just left the bar,” said co-owner of Café Via Carol Cahalan. “They were on their way to the car in the parking structure behind us, and they just decided to get a little crazy.”

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Published July 2, 2012

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP/ FRANKLIN — As an elected official and clerk of Bloomfield Township, Jan Roncelli is used to wearing many hats.

And as of June 20, she was awarded one more — Clerk of the Year, by the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks at the organization’s annual conference in Traverse City.

“I’d say the most challenging aspect of my job is organizing my time to do everything I need to do, because my department is so varied in its responsibilities,” she said.

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Published July 2, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — The Cranbrook Art Museum opened its newest exhibition, featuring the work of American designer George Nelson, June 16. According to museum Director Gregory Wittkopp, the noted furniture designer has close ties to the Cranbrook community.

“Cranbrook and George Nelson helped to define what Modernism would be,” he said in a press release. “Although Nelson never formally studied or taught at Cranbrook, he traveled in the same circles as many of our legendary architects and designers.”

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Published July 2, 2012

BLOOMFIELD HILLS — It was the evening of June 13 when Ryan Marsh noticed something unusual. His dog, Sully, had just come back to the house after spending about 15 minutes in the yard of their home on Tiverton. Sully was bleeding on the back end of his body, and Marsh assumed the dog had scratched himself on some shrubbery.

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Published July 2, 2012

Each year, as summer fades into fall on Haynes Street in Birmingham, the dread sets in. Residents in the area know it won’t be long before the leaves of the many Ginkgo trees in the area begin to fall, along with the fruit the trees bear — fruit that, according to Norm Kern, smells like rotting meat.

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Published June 27, 2012

Thanks to a new resolution passed by the Michigan House of Representatives, flower lovers and sellers alike celebrated the first ever Michigan Flower Planting Day June 9. The designation is meant to acknowledge flowers and landscaping as a major economic force in Michigan. And while farmers and storeowners reap the benefits of yet another planting season, growers around metro Detroit celebrate the new holiday the only way they know how — by getting their hands in the dirt.

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Published June 25, 2012

This election season, as big-name candidates from both sides of the aisle fight to win votes, consider taking a closer look at a few contenders who won’t be on the ballot. They may lack political experience, but they certainly know how to better the lives of families everywhere. The Michigan Humane Society is once again launching its Race for the Right House campaign, an effort aimed at putting some exceptional pets into hearts and homes around the state.

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