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Long Beach medical marijuana initiative couldn’t deliver

Long Beach medical marijuana initiative couldn’t deliver

February 14, 2016

The days when you could go from doing yoga on the bluff, ride your bike to pick up homemade hummus from the Farmer’s Market at Cherry Park and swing by one of the 10 marijuana dispensaries lining Broadway be...

Mayor Garcia proposes one-cent sales tax increase

Lauren Torres, Staff Writer

February 14, 2016

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Mayor Garcia, along with former Mayors Bob Foster and Beverly O’Neill, gave the city council a letter asking for a measure to be put on the the ballot to help combat the city’s “two pressing challenges” by raising the sales tax one cent. The two challenges are $2.8 billion in unfunded infrastructure needs and a need for additional police and firemen. While the city currently spends $65 million on capital inf...

Obituary: CSULB student dies at 18

Obituary: CSULB student dies at 18

Greg Diaz and Madison D'Ornellas

February 8, 2016

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

Rose Chelsea Lubang could not help but take care of others. When her friends told her of their plan to take her to Las Vegas for Rose’s 21st birthday, she told them that she would be the group’s ...

Long Beach awarded by Human Rights Campaign for 2015 being LGBT friendly

Long Beach awarded by Human Rights Campaign for 2015 being LGBT friendly

February 8, 2016

We all know Long Beach has pride in its LGBT community, but the Human Rights Campaign has acknowledged the efforts of the city to protect that community via the 2015 Municipal Equality Index. The MEI exis...

Return of Kings leader Roosh V cancels tribal meetup

Brandon Flickinger, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Filed under Long Beach, News

Return of Kings, a blog for an organization of self-described “neo-masculinists,” cancelled its first in-person meetings scheduled for Feb. 6, including the planned Long Beach meetup in the parking lot of Glory Days Sports Grill in Lakewood. The meet-ups were intended to be the first of many with the purpose of establishing individual neo-masculinist communities called “tribes” around the world. Roosh Valizadeh, ...

CSULB graduate Daniel Nguyen remembered by hundreds

CSULB graduate Daniel Nguyen remembered by hundreds

February 7, 2016

We’ve all met that one person in our life that helped us for the better in some way. To me, dorky Daniel Nguyen is that friend. I remember on our last trip to Big Sur, he carried a photo book and read...

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...