Daily 49er

Long Beach continues to surpass water conservation goals

Alex Berman, Staff Writer

September 8, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News

With the ongoing drought straining California for water, cities across the state have been issued specific water conservation goals to reach. Despite the strong restrictions, Long Beach has once again surpassed its 16 percent water reduction goal for the third month in a row, according to the city’s water department. According to the State Water Resources Control Board, Long Beach reduced its total water usage in the...

LBSU to be broadcast on Fox Sports Prime Ticket

Kayce Contatore, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, Sports, Sports News, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

The Long Beach State women’s volleyball team is making their way to prime time. Fox Sports Prime Ticket will broadcast the 49ers’ match against Cal State Northridge on Oct. 17. Fox Sports also added the women’s soccer Big West tournament championship game and a men’s soccer rivalry matchup between UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly. The 49er volleyball team beat CSUN in both contests last season, and will look to...

Bike thieves roll less on campus as cyclists lock up

Valerie Osier, Staff Writer

September 1, 2015

Filed under Campus, Crime, Long Beach, News

Bicycle thieves may be finding it harder to spot “easy pickings” at bicycle racks on campus as University Police are taking extra measures to educate students. Sgt. Keith Caires of the University Police noticed a spike in bike thefts when he began working at CSULB in 2013 and began making efforts with his team to combat it. The measures included increasing foot patrols, educating students on locking up their bikes and...

Statue of ‘Honest Abe’ recognized in downtown Long Beach’s Lincoln Park.

Statue of ‘Honest Abe’ recognized in downtown Long Beach’s Lincoln Park.

August 31, 2015

People clad in dresses and suits dating back to the Civil War gathered around a towering statue of Abraham Lincoln, while men in military color guard uniforms stood stoically in front, facing the audience...

El Nino approaches the coast

El Nino approaches the coast

August 27, 2015

Despite the above average humidity levels indicating El Niño’s approach, California State University, Long Beach students and faculty have little to worry about as the storm nears, according to Gwen...

Sigma Pi member cited for disorderly conduct

Nicca Panggat, News Editor

August 27, 2015

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

California State University officials have asked campus fraternity Sigma Pi to stop any events until further notice, following a citizen’s arrest of one of its members. A Sigma Pi fraternity member at CSULB was cited for disturbing the peace early Sunday morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department. “The team in student affairs were made aware of the incident, and they have since contacted the fraternity...

War over wages rages on

Sean Gallagher, Contributing Writer

August 25, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

For small businesses, all the recent talks about increasing the minimum wage would mean drastic changes for how their establishments are run. Steve Kuo, manager at the family-owned restaurant Wok N Roll, emphasized that restaurants and businesses of a smaller size ultimately have smaller profit margins than big franchise corporations. “There’s just no way that a business can suddenly have higher expenses and continue...

SCE to tether manholes across Long Beach

Nicca Panggat, News Editor

August 5, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Long Beach officials announced plans to secure over 300 manhole covers around the city in an effort to better ensure public safety, according to a city press release on Tuesday. Southern California Edison started attaching steel cables to each manhole cover Wednesday to secure them to the vault walls. The cables give the covers a traveling distance of only two feet, according to an article on Edison International. The...