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Billie Jean King Library Renaming Moves Forward With Unanimous Vote

The Long Beach City Council’s Housing and Neighborhood Committee unanimously approved a proposal to rename the new downtown Main Library as the Billie Jean King Main Library on Monday afternoon. The proposal–which was sent to the committee with unanimous approval from the council–will now return to the City Council for final approval, likely in August. […]

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Long Beach City Council Moving Forward With Billie Jean King Library Renaming

By a unanimous 7-0 vote on Tuesday evening, the Long Beach City Council moved forward on the renaming of the new Main Library downtown as the Billie Jean King Main Library. The two missing votes were councilwoman Suzie Price, who was not present, and the currently vacant 1st district seat, left open after Lena Gonzalez’s […]

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CIF Boys’ Tennis: Long Beach Poly Advances To Second Round

Long Beach Poly boys’ tennis opened the CIF Southern Section Division 3 playoffs with a 13-5 win over Torrance on Wednesday. Junior Arkin Verma was the only player to sweep his singles match. The doubles teams of sophomores Kim Phy/Ryan Nguyen and freshman Franco Fratovich/Carlo Reyes also swept. The Jackrabbits travel to San Juan Hills […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

We’ve got a special college Athletes of the Week–congrats to all the winners and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship! Joseph Rocha, LBCC Volleyball LBCC won a state championship last weekend and it was thanks in part to freshman setter Joseph Rocha, who was lights out down the stretch. Rocha set LBCC to […]

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Long Beach State Tennis Wins Big West Championship

The most underrated sports dynasty in Long Beach is bringing home another trophy, after Long Beach State’s women’s tennis team won a thrilling Big West championship over Hawaii, 4-3. It’s the 12th conference title in 15 years for Long Beach State, who trailed 3-1 but rallied to win the final three matches of the day, […]

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VIDEO: Long Beach Poly Wins Moore League Singles, Doubles Titles

Heading into Thursday Moore League boys’ tennis championship, Long Beach Poly’s Darren Hall was very familiar with a younger teammate defeating the top-ranked senior. Last season, Hall defeated his teammate Felippe Dacudao to win the Moore League singles final. The senior found himself in a similar battle with junior teammate Arkin Verma after taking a […]

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Boys’ Tennis: Long Beach Poly Still Atop Moore League

The Long Beach Poly boys’ tennis team took a huge step towards their fourth consecutive Moore League title on Thursday by beating Wilson 10-8. Defending singles champion Darren Hall clinched the tenth point and the match with a 7-5 win in his last set. Poly junior Arkin Verma swept 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 at the No. […]

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Long Beach State Notebook: Men’s Volleyball At Home This Weekend

The No. 1 Long Beach State men’s volleyball team will be back at Walter Pyramid this weekend for a pair of nonconference matches on the new Taraflex playing surface. WATCH HIGHLIGHT VIDEO from last weekend when The Beach christened the new floor. LBSU will host No. 8 Stanford at 7 p.m. on Friday, and Saint […]

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Long Beach State Notebook: Dirtbags Off To Worst Start Ever

The Long Beach State Dirtbags are off to their worst start in program history. LBSU (0-7) has lost its first seven games for the first time ever after getting swept by Nevada last weekend at Bohl Diamond at Blair Field. The previous worst start was 0-6 in 1954, the first season of the program, and […]