Daily 49er

Community comes together for People’s State of the City

Doyle McKinney, Contributing Writer

April 10, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

People’s State of the City, a Long Beach community meeting under an umbrella of social justice provided an outlet for residents and supporters directly affected by recent policy changes both locally and nationally Wednesday night. First Congregational Church of Long Beach housed the event, a raucous meeting of determined, frustrated residents, youth and community members angry about recent executive orders and official...

Parking app released in time for busy Grand Prix weekend

Parking app released in time for busy Grand Prix weekend

Alex Ormeno-Manfredi, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Imagine a mobile app within the realms of Uber or Airbnb, but for parking. It’s a new app called Pied Parker, made to help with parking issues people face in busy downtown areas with limited amounts of s...

Federal funding for Long Beach Section 8 housing threatened

Samantha Diaz, Staff Writer

April 5, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Long Beach Section 8 housing voucher recipients received a glimmer of hope in finding places available to rent. The Long Beach City Council voted Tuesday to begin creating incentive packages for landlords to increase the number of units open to receiving housing vouchers. The city currently receives $68 million toward the Section 8 program, also known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program, that helps subsidize rent for l...

High Risin’: Long Beach residents face housing problems

High Risin’: Long Beach residents face housing problems

April 5, 2017

Neighborhoods that once housed artists, Cambodian refugees and other communities that make Long Beach the second most diverse city in America are undergoing renovation that some say are taking the interna...

Not out of the drought yet: Long Beach’s water restrictions remain

Not out of the drought yet: Long Beach’s water restrictions remain

April 4, 2017

After a winter of record-breaking rain falls, flash floods and fresh snowpacks, it may appear as if California’s water woes are a thing of the past. But don’t start taking hour-long showers or wat...

City Council talks Airbnb in LB

City Council talks Airbnb in LB

March 23, 2017

Long Beach City Council is looking to short-term rentals to help alleviate the housing crisis in the city. Officials approved a study Tuesday night to look into methods of regulating the short term re...

Tuition increase approved by board of trustees

Tuition increase approved by board of trustees

March 22, 2017

California State University Board of Trustees voted 11-8 for a $270 annual tuition increase which will take effect this fall. Students shouted their protests both inside and outside the doors of Chance...

Rough waters ahead?

Rough waters ahead?

March 20, 2017

The water is calm — as it always is in Long Beach. It is a quintessential and relaxing moment on the beach, but the silhouettes from the Port of Long Beach to the north and five giant cargo ships loom...