CSULB students enjoy the perks of puppies

Those who have felt plagued by the impending doom of midterms were able to seek refuge in the comfort of cold noses and wagging tails at an event put on by Associated Students Inc. Tuesday.   ASI collaborated with Beach Balance to host “Puppy Therapy,” an event designed to reduce stress by letting students spend a few minutes with puppies and therapy dogs while encouraging voter turnout for the ongoing ASI elections. The event was held in the main gym inside The Student Recreation and Wellness center. A line of over a hundred students spilled out into the hallway of the rec center, leading up to a small fenced-in area containing different breeds of puppies. Students were stopped on the way inside and asked if they voted for student government candidates. Government Elections Officer, La Keisha Jeanmarie explained that a vote wasn’t required to enter but was recommended. “We don’t turn [students] away. But we do encourage that they step away to vote,” Jeanmarie said. “You can vote really easily through your phone and most students have a phone, so they can step away and vote really fast. Platforms are on the ballot, so they can just read the platforms,

By | 2018-03-14T00:08:17-07:00 Mar 13, 2018 | 9:58 pm|Categories: Campus, Long Beach, News, Showcase, Today|Tags: , , |

FYF & Goldiepup host pet adoption drive

On the corner of a busy Los Angeles intersection, dogs barked, tugged at leashes, nuzzled against potential adopters or just lazily languished in the warm sun. The lush greenery at Moorpark in Studio City served as the backdrop for the Great Escape, a pet adoption drive, held on Sunday. Animals came from various Los Angeles area shelters run by two different organizations: the privately owned nonprofit Los Angeles Animal Rescue and the city-run Los Angeles Animal Services. "Some people feel like animal shelters are too depressing to go into and avoid them, which prevents a lot of good connections from being made,” Sue Roos, executive director at the LA Animal Rescue, said. “Events such as the Great Escape are important because they also give the animals a chance to relax and get out of the shelter." Entertainment companies Goldenvoice and FYF hosted the event. The entities are most known for booking and promoting shows at venues such as the Fonda Theater, their involvement with Coachella and collaborating to produce FYF fest. FYF Festival is an annual two-day indie-rock festival that sees line-up full both headliners and artists outside of the mainstream. The festival has sold out for the past two

By | 2015-02-16T12:45:21-07:00 Feb 16, 2015 | 3:00 pm|Categories: Arts & Life, Showcase|Tags: , , , , , , |

Petition Long Beach City Council to enforce dog defecation law

It ought to be a beautiful day in the Los Alamitos Beach neighborhood of Long Beach. The sky is cloudless and blue, the temperature is in the high ‘60s in the middle of January and the palm trees sway in the ocean breeze. But what is that sour smell? It definitely isn’t the crisp ocean spray or even remotely fishy. It is the repugnant smell of dog poop bordering the sidewalks all over town. A Long Beach ordinance states that a person who is responsible for any animal may not allow that animal to defecate on any public of private property without immediately removing the defecation and putting it into an appropriate trash receptacle. However, the existence of this law doesn’t seem to stop the multitude of offenders. Not only is the law far too lax to be taken seriously, but on top of that, none of the people in positions of authority are willing to enforce it. The repercussions for abandoning the furry friend’s feces are severely lacking with first a verbal warning, then a written warning and finally a citation with an undisclosed fine. When the Long Beach Police Department was asked what their official response typically is

By | 2015-01-23T15:20:09-07:00 Jan 22, 2015 | 1:21 pm|Categories: Columns, Opinions, Showcase|Tags: , , , |