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Violent crime rates escalate in Long Beach

Taryn Sauer, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016

Filed under Crime, Long Beach, News, Today

Violent crime escalated in Long Beach, according to a press release in January by the Long Beach Police Department. It increased almost 19 percent since 2014, with 17 of the 36 murders last year being gang-related. This rise was consistent across the country, with some crime statistics as high as a 40 percent jump in major cities, said Deputy Chief Richard Rocchi of the Long Beach Police Department, Patrol Bureau. Of th...

ASI senate recommends Greek life adviser position

Brandon Flickinger, Staff Writer

February 17, 2016

Filed under ASI, Campus, Crime, Long Beach, News, Today

The Associated Students Inc. senate approved resolution to officially urge Student Life and Development to create and fill a position for a Greek life adviser during their Wednesday meeting. This position would act as an intermediary between Greek life and other organizations in addition to advising their members. “I’ve been asked by students to get completely rid of Greek life off this campus because of the sexual...

Kappa Sigma formally suspended after alleged sexual assault at party

Micayla Vermeeren, Opinions Editor

February 16, 2016

Filed under Campus, Crime, Long Beach, News, Today

The Kappa Sigma chapter at Cal State Long Beach has been suspended from campus, pending a legal investigation into a sexual assault that allegedly took place at the fraternity’s house off-campus. On Monday, an unnamed female student reported she was sexually assaulted in the early hours of Sunday morning after a party hosted at the fraternity house Saturday night. Campus police notified the student body of the report ...

Crime Blotter

Matt Simon, Staff Writer

February 16, 2016

Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Today

You can’t park there Officers responded to a disturbance call at Lot 10 on Saturday at 12:40 p.m. According to the report, a construction worker got into a verbal altercation with a parking officer after receiving a ticket. The male in question left the scene, but officers were able to locate the man and inform him of how to file a complaint about the ticket. Naked man detained University police assisted Long Beach Police of...

Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter closed for repeated violations

Michaela Kwoka-Coleman, Staff Writer

February 15, 2016

Filed under Campus, Crime, Long Beach, News, Today

The CSULB chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon will be closed for “no less than four years,” according to the fraternity’s national headquarters. Sigma Alpha Epsilon headquarters officially suspended the chapter’s charter in late January, according to information released by the organization Friday. The chapter’s closure followed two sexual assault accusations during the Fall 2015 semester.  According to a statement, Lo...

Student reports sexual assault at Kappa Sigma party

Matt Simon, Staff Writer

February 15, 2016

Filed under Campus, Crime, Long Beach, News, Today

A female student reported that she was sexually assaulted at an off-campus party hosted by Kappa Sigma Fraternity early Sunday morning. The student reported the case to a Cal State Long Beach campus security authority early Sunday morning who then notified university police. University police sent out an email Monday afternoon after the student reported the incident. The student reported that the suspect is a Hispa...

Long Beach medical marijuana initiative couldn’t deliver

Long Beach medical marijuana initiative couldn’t deliver

February 14, 2016

The days when you could go from doing yoga on the bluff, ride your bike to pick up homemade hummus from the Farmer’s Market at Cherry Park and swing by one of the 10 marijuana dispensaries lining Broadway be...

Crime Blotter

Matt Simon, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016

Filed under Campus, Crime, News, Today

Being a pill Officers received a call from Student Health Services on Feb. 4 after a 31-year-old male tried to use a forged prescription. The case is under investigation. Grand theft bicycle A student reported her bike stolen Sunday at 12:12 p.m. She told officers that she had secured it with a cable lock. It is a blue mountain bike with an estimated value of $350. Sidewalk scuffle An 18-year-old male reporte...