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BOC Ad Hoc Committee unanimously recommends reclassifying Executive Pay as a scholarship

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

November 3, 2015

Filed under ASI, Campus, Long Beach, News

Associated Student Inc. President Jose Salazar’s push for scholarship-based compensation made headway in an ad hoc Board of Control meeting Monday. “We’re satisfied that we're moving forward on the issue of compensation,” senator Carlos Vegara said at the meeting’s conclusion. “The past two meetings we’ve been pretty stuck now were confident to move forward on classifying executive pay as a scholarship.” The...

Long Beach continues study on raising minimum wage with its third community session Thursday

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

October 29, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

If you’re a minimum wage employee in Long Beach, your wallet may be getting a little fatter in the near future. City officials are considering a city-wide wage increase, with a third community review session taking place this Thursday at the Long Beach Community College, Carson campus. While the exact increase has not been publicly specified, speculation alludes to a $15 minimum wage. “It is important that we move...

Affordable housing in Long Beach

Affordable housing in Long Beach

Abilene Carrillo, Assistant News Editor

October 27, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

New affordable housing for homeless and low-income families opened in the city of Long Beach, in an attempt to tackle community poverty. The Century Villages at Cabrillo opened the Cabrillo Gateway hou...

WalletHub study on best and worst cities ranks LB 209 of 240

Lynohila Ward, Staff Writer

October 19, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Long Beachians looking to settle down may opt for neighboring suburbs due to a new study. Long Beach was ranked as one of the worst cities in California for family life according to a study released this month by consumer and finance social media website WalletHub. Long Beach Public Affairs Officer Kerry Gerot took issue with the study’s findings. “We find it hard to take seriously a for-profit financial services...

Latinos talk prevention

Abilene Carrillo, Assistant News Editor

October 15, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

More than 20 percent of people newly diagnosed with HIV in this country are Hispanic or Latino, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   Salud a La Vida, a program under the Latino Community Health Center at California State University, Long Beach will be hosting National Latino Awareness Day in University Student Union room 304.   The event, which will be held from noon to 1 p.m., wil...

Athletes hit the beach for Long Beach Marathon

Athletes hit the beach for Long Beach Marathon

October 12, 2015

Official stopwatches went off at 5:55 a.m., commencing the 31st annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon on Sunday. The marathon brought 22,000 different participants together for the 26.2 or 13.1 mile-flat...

SRWC annual powerlifting competition kicks off

Riva Lu and Michael Ares, Staff Writers

October 8, 2015

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News, Today

The Student Recreation and Wellness Center hosted the first leg of its annual powerlifting competition Wednesday evening at the Main Gym.   “What we tried to create here was a fun competition for people that love the weight room,” Interim Assistant Director Maureen MacRae said. “It’s just a way to promote being healthy in a fun atmosphere and people really enjoyed it.”   Normal powerlifting...

LAEDC brings diversity Long Beach community

Erik Öhrström, Staff Writer

October 8, 2015

Filed under Events, Long Beach, News

Developing times calls for new ideas, and the City of Long Beach has turned out to play a critical role in society’s creativity at this year’s Innovation Weeks. A relatively new event known as the Innovation Weeks, lead by the Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation is happening now through Oct. 22. It was started up last year as a small event to celebrate the diversity of creativity throughout the Los Angeles...