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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...

FIA Formula E Championship comes to Long Beach Grand Prix circuit

FIA Formula E Championship comes to Long Beach Grand Prix circuit

April 5, 2015

The newly Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile certified Formula E series created an automobile race without the roar of an engine or the distinctive smell of gasoline. On Saturday, the inaugural...

Long Beach College Promise partners win award

Amy Patton, News Editor

March 23, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News

The Long Beach College Promise could “create a sea of change” in the California Education system, University President Jane Close Conoley said in a press release Friday. “I want to thank Governor Brown for his vision in creating the Innovation Award,” Conoley said. Out of 14 finalists and 58 applicants in total, the Long Beach College Promise received $5 million and the highest score in Gov. Jerry Brown’s $50...

Heads of city fund two plans to improve living conditions in West Long Beach

Gene Kumagai, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News

Residents provided feedback on Livable West Long Beach, a set of plans and projects for improving quality of life near the Port of Long Beach, at a community workshop last week. “We asked the residents to define what quality of life means to them in West Long Beach,” Brant Birkeland, the planner for Long Beach Development Services, said. Residents said that access to clean air and water, jobs, goods and services...

Long Beach second on list of worst-run cities in the U.S.

Long Beach second on list of worst-run cities in the U.S.

March 17, 2015

After WalletHub ranked Long Beach the second worst ran city in the United States last week, Ed Kamlan, the Long Beach City Manager's media contact, questioned the study’s research methodology. “We...

CSULB participating in My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge

Riva Lu, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News

To improve opportunities for male students of color at California State University, Long Beach, the Associated Students Inc. Senate passed a bill supporting President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” community challenge, according to an ASI bill summary. ASI Assembly Bill 80 would create the Interagency Task Force on the Status of Boys and Men of Color. The bill serves as a support mechanism for department agencies...

Long Beach renters want more protection

Branden Raulston, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News

Cockroaches scurried from the light of the door as Alex Giaque returned home – not what he wanted to see right after work, but his pest problem had no solution except to wait for the landlord. Long Beach renter Giauque, 25, said he had been trying to get his landlord to exterminate the cockroaches in his apartment near Pacific Coast Highway and Redondo Avenue for some time before he resorted to resolving the issue himself. After...

Change you can’t believe in: Long Beach Transit plans to stop accepting pennies

Change you can’t believe in: Long Beach Transit plans to stop accepting pennies

January 29, 2015

In efforts to increase the efficacy of the public transportation in Long Beach, LBT buses will stop accepting pennies on Feb. 8. “With the life of a penny, well, it gets passed around a lot, it gets...