Daily 49er

49er Shops unsure of how minimum wage increase would affect students

Natalie Rodriguez, Staff Writer

February 7, 2016

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News, Today

A 49er Shops representative said she doesn’t yet know how they will adapt to the new developments after the Long Beach City Council agreed Jan. 19 on an ordinance that will increase the minimum wage incrementally for the next coming years in hopes of stabilizing the economy. “The most recent minimum wage increase positively affected most of all our student employees,” Kierstin Stickney, director of marketing and com...

CSULB alumnus dies after 1,500-foot fall on Mount Baldy

CSULB alumnus dies after 1,500-foot fall on Mount Baldy

February 3, 2016

Cal State Long Beach graduate Daniel Nguyen died after he slipped and fell 1,500 feet down Mount Baldy in the San Bernardino Mountains Tuesday morning. Nguyen was saving a friend from slipping at t...

Long Beach Transit announces new bus schedules

Erik Ohrstrom, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News, Today

Due to change in demand of public transportation, Long Beach Transit announced new service changes that will take effect on Feb. 7. Since many students typically end their school day between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m., westbound bus lines 91, 92, 93, 94 and 96 will arrive every 8 minutes instead of 10 during that time. Westbound service of Line 171 will also add one more trip during the same period. LBT has added an additional ...

Long Beach shelter decreases animal euthanasia by 64 percent

Long Beach shelter decreases animal euthanasia by 64 percent

January 27, 2016

Long Beach is no stranger to the phrase “man’s best friend.” Long Beach Animal Care Services had a record-breaking year in 2015 for saving animal lives. The percentage of impounded dogs and c...

Gov. Brown announces support for prison reform legislation

Ariana Sawyer, News Editor

January 27, 2016

Filed under Crime, Long Beach, News, Today

In an effort to control the court-ordered release of offenders in the overflowing California prison system, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced his support today for legislation that would specify which prisoners could go free. “Law enforcement and faith leaders” joined Brown in his endorsement of the amended Public Safety Rehabilitation Act of 2016, according to a statement. The initiative allows nonviolent offenders to...

Covered California deadline approaches

Abdiel Bustillo, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News, Today

Cal State Long Beach students may be feeling the pressure as the Jan. 31 sign-up deadline for healthcare under Obama’s law approaches. Fines for not signing up in the next four days have risen 113 percent from $325 in 2015 to a $695 minimum in 2016. In order to avoid these fines, students should take the appropriate steps. Students can visit CSULB’s Student Health Services homepage and click the Frequently Asked Questions ...

Downtown Long Beach Wal-Mart will close its doors Thursday

Downtown Long Beach Wal-Mart will close its doors Thursday

January 27, 2016

The once colorful aisles had been emptied to reveal slate gray shelving in row after row. The now former customers wheeled carts around in search of the best bargains. It wasn’t hard with everything a...

CFA urges supporters to tune in

CFA urges supporters to tune in

January 26, 2016

In another attempt to get their point across to the California State University Board of Trustees and Chancellor Timothy P. White, the California Faculty Association statewide officers found a way not to be tun...