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Port of Long Beach Receives Backlash from Environmental Groups

Port of Long Beach Receives Backlash from Environmental Groups

April 30, 2015

The Port of Long Beach, known as “The Green Port” for its environment friendly policies, is facing serious criticism as it goes ahead with plans to export dangerous carbon material. Earthjustice,...

Airport drills put Long Beach’s emergency crews to the test

Airport drills put Long Beach’s emergency crews to the test

April 27, 2015

A signal flare and fake smoke indicated to first responders that the drill had begun, and dozens of fire trucks and ambulances lined up to treat volunteer actors. To better prepare for a worst-case...

Long Beach introduces new smart parking meters

Long Beach introduces new smart parking meters

April 21, 2015

The process of replacing old coin-based parking meters in Downtown Long Beach with over 1,000 “smart ones” to meet meter needs officially began on Monday. The new smart parking meters will accept...

Mayor Robert Garcia sees a Silicon Valley in Long Beach’s future

Nicca Panggat, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News

To push Long Beach’s notability, Mayor Robert Garcia said that he intends to add the city to the list of growing tech hubs in California, according to an L.A. Times article. To change Long Beach into a “startup” city would mean changing its entire composition, Dr. Burkhard Englert, the chair of computer engineering and computer science at California State University, Long Beach, said. “If we can attract businesses...

Baby shark season hits the Southern California coast

April 15, 2015

Surfers and beachgoers may find unexpected company in the ocean this season — and the new friends have about six fins and 50 rows of teeth. Baby Shark Season has officially begun off the Southern...

CSULB Recreation and leisure students receive internship opportunities with the Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine facilities.

Gene Kumagai, Contributing Writer

April 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News

There are about 190 CSULB students majoring in recreation and leisure studies, each of whom is required to log at least 400 hours of internship experience in order to graduate. “We are definitely not guaranteed an internship, so when I got accepted into mine it was like a huge weight lifted from my shoulders,” Joanna Montoya, a senior recreation and leisure studies major said. Montoya said that the 1,000 hours she...

Mayor Robert Garcia sees a Silicon Valley in Long Beach’s future

Nicca Panggat, Assistant News Editor

April 14, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News

To push Long Beach’s notability, Mayor Robert Garcia said that he intends to add the city to the list of growing tech hubs in California, according to an L.A. Times article. To change Long Beach into a “startup” city would mean changing its entire composition, Dr. Burkhard Englert, the chair of computer engineering and computer science at California State University, Long Beach, said. “If we can attract businesses...

Smart meters help Long Beach become water wise

Smart meters help Long Beach become water wise

April 13, 2015

In an effort to reduce water waste, Long Beach Water District has been offering customers smart water meters to keep track of water consumption. The smart meters are part of a larger effort by Long...