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California Pizza Kitchen sponsors Nohemi Gonzalez Department of Design fundraiser

Ariana Sawyer, News Editor

January 24, 2016

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News, Today

California Pizza Kitchen is sponsoring a fundraiser Monday and Tuesday this week in honor of Nohemi Gonzalez, the Cal State Long Beach student killed in the Paris terrorist attacks Nov. 13, 2015. The money raised will go toward a CSULB fund supporting students in the Department of Design where Nohemi was a senior industrial design student, according to a statement from Department Chair Martin Herman. “This department,...

Long Beach votes to raise minimum wage

Greg Diaz, Editor-in-chief

January 20, 2016

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

The Long Beach City Council voted today to raise minimum wage to $10.50 per hour beginning January 2017. Under the ordinance, minimum wage will increase to $12 in 2018 and $13 in 2019, at which point the city will conduct a study on the effects of the wage increase. If the city finds little negative impact from the increase, wages will move to $14 in 2020 and $15 in 2021. “An increased minimum wage will stimulate...

LBPD to wear body cams

Matt Simon, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

In an attempt to ensure more police accountability and enhance community trust, the Long Beach City Council voted to start a year-long pilot program that will require Long Beach police officers to wear body cameras. All eight present council members at the City Council meeting Jan. 5 unanimously passed the program, which will start in March. “Our objective for employing the cameras are officer and citizen accountability, ...

Governor Brown provides ‘modest restoration’ to the CSU budget

Ariana Sawyer, News Editor

January 17, 2016

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

The California State University system will have a little more money to spend in the 2016-17 academic year with Governor Jerry Brown’s $151.8 million increase of the general fund allocation on Jan. 7. But CSU faculty, students and administrators said they were hoping for more. “While CSSA appreciates Governor Brown’s modest restoration to previous funding cuts, as well as additional one-time funding for deferred...

Long Beach mayor delivers reflective State of the City address

Miranda Andrade-Ceja, Arts and Life Editor

January 14, 2016

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

Optimism and promise for a prosperous but sustainable future captivated an audience as Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia delivered his State of the City Address on Wednesday at the Terrace Theater. It was the second address in his incumbency. Garcia lauded the accomplishments of 2015 while ushering in goals for the new year. He also praised the education system in Long Beach, elaborating on new efforts and funding as a...

Minimum wage study in Long Beach aids debate over higher wages

Joshua Kang, Staff Writer

November 18, 2015

Filed under Long Beach, News, Today

The Long Beach City Council held its first public meeting Tuesday since the completion of a minimum wage study that it requested last summer, as it continues to debate potential citywide wage increases. The study that the commissioned Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation released last week offers insight into the possible benefits and impacts of a $15 an hour minimum wage for the city of Long Beach, incr...

Helping veterans in colleges

Brian E. Juarez, Contributing Writer

November 3, 2015

Filed under Campus, Long Beach, News

According to the Census Bureau, there are about 21.8 million veterans in the United States. But only about 26 percent of veterans 25 and older have obtained a bachelor’s degree. Leading up to Veterans Day next Wednesday, the Daily 49er will be publishing a series of features on various veterans at California State University, Long Beach to share their stories. Meet veteran Derek McGraw, an organismal biology major...

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...