Long Beach

Any off-campus news. Events that happen off-campus or news that affect/interest the greater Long Beach community fall under this category.

El Nino approaches the coast

Despite the above average humidity levels indicating El Niño’s approach, California State University, Long Beach students and faculty have little to worry about as the storm nears, according to Gwen Goodmanlowe, a marine biology advisor at CSULB. Most buildings on campus that flooded during the 1996 and 1997 El Niño[Read More…]

Sigma Pi member cited for disorderly conduct

California State University officials have asked campus fraternity Sigma Pi to stop any events until further notice, following a citizen’s arrest of one of its members. A Sigma Pi fraternity member at CSULB was cited for disturbing the peace early Sunday morning, according to the Long Beach Police Department. “The[Read More…]

War over wages rages on

For small businesses, all the recent talks about increasing the minimum wage would mean drastic changes for how their establishments are run. Steve Kuo, manager at the family-owned restaurant Wok N Roll, emphasized that restaurants and businesses of a smaller size ultimately have smaller profit margins than big franchise corporations.[Read More…]

SCE to tether manholes across Long Beach

Long Beach officials announced plans to secure over 300 manhole covers around the city in an effort to better ensure public safety, according to a city press release on Tuesday. Southern California Edison started attaching steel cables to each manhole cover Wednesday to secure them to the vault walls. The[Read More…]

Mo’ money, less problems

Long Beach may be able to give its citizens better streets and parking and even keep money in the bank, according to the first proposed budget for the 2016 fiscal year. The draft passed through its first City Council meeting unscathed and was mostly praised on Tuesday. City Manager Patrick[Read More…]

Power outage leaves parts of Long Beach in the dark

An ongoing power outage in downtown Long Beach has forced government services and small businesses to close as electricians try to restore power. An equipment failure in the underground electrical vaults started a fire, which caused the power outage at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday, and has cut off service to several[Read More…]

California drought budget drying up

Despite a lack of funds from the Southern California department the City of Long Beach will still help fund residential turf removal projects. As of last week, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California exhausted its entire turf removal budget, and as a result, will no longer fund any turf[Read More…]

Baby, this is a firework

In Long Beach, playing pyrotechnician is illegal. The city prohibits the sale and use of firework products and instead encourages residents to attend local firework events if they wish to watch aerial displays. Meanwhile, in the neighboring city of Lakewood, TNT Fireworks, one of the largest firework distributors in the[Read More…]

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