Daily 49er

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 ...

Smithsonian to display tribute video to CSULB alumnus and Rose Parade float designer

Erik Ohrstrom, Staff Writer

January 27, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Today

A video created by two students in the Film and Electronic Arts Department of Cal State Long Beach will be added to the Smithsonian Institution in the American History Collection. Rod Velasquez and Zachary Stuart created the tribute, titled “Mr. Rose Parade,” to honor architect and CSULB alumnus Raul L. Rodriguez, who died in February 2015. He is known for his work as Tournament of Roses Parade float designer, and h...

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...

Sociology students: Helping students and communities

Sociology students: Helping students and communities

January 27, 2016

From volunteering to aiding unprivileged communities to advocating policies in an effort to better society, Cal State Long Beach’s Sociology Student Association is an engaged and active organization...

Letter to the Editor: Serve black students

January 27, 2016

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions, Today

Regarding Black History Month, and the "campus values that treasure diversity, tolerance, respect, civility, and support and opportunity for all,” I think it’s worth noting that, despite CSULB touting the diversity of the campus, the school appears on its face to be under-serving the local African American community. Over 9 percent of LA county’s population identifies as black, but the percentage of undergraduates wh...

Crime Blotter

Crime Blotter

January 26, 2016

Lieutenant Richard Goodwin spoke with the Daily 49er about recent crimes that have occurred on or near campus in the last week. Student snoozes and loses her computer On Monday at 12:43 p.m. a 25-y...

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...