COVID-19 Long Beach City College

FEATURE: LBCC AD Bill Husak Hopes For Return to Athletics

You would be hard-pressed to find anyone in the city of Long Beach with a better understanding of collegiate athletics than Bill Husak. As a member of the community for over four decades, Husak was a professor and department chair at Long Beach State, spent 20 years as the Athletic Director at Loyola Marymount University, […]

Softball St. Anthony

FEATURE: St. Anthony’s Tiare Jennings Named State Player of the Year

St. Anthony senior Tiare Jennings received a huge honor last week when it was announced that she is Gatorade’s California Softball Player of the Year after what was looking to be a record-setting senior campaign. Jennings was hitting .710 with 19 RBI, 18 runs, six HRs and a 1.483 slugging percentage through eight games this […]

Cabrillo COVID-19 Education

Cabrillo Principal Makes Special Trip For Jags Senior

The Long Beach Unified School District’s high schools have been honoring their graduating seniors in a variety of ways, including by handing out yard signs to let students’ neighborhoods know that they’re moving on. That has left out some seniors who’ve moved away during the COVID-19 campus shutdowns, since online learning can occur anywhere there’s […]

Long Beach Poly Volleyball

Long Beach Poly Volleyball Coach Steps Down

Longtime Long Beach Poly girls’ volleyball coach Leland McGrath confirmed he is stepping down as coach of the Jackrabbits after 13 years. McGrath’s Jackrabbits won the CIF Southern Section Division 1 championship in 2010 and won six Moore League championships. He leaves a Poly team that is absolutely packed with talent next year, headlined by […]

Podcast Softball St. Anthony

PODCAST: Interview With Gatorade Softball Player of the Year Tiare Jennings

This week on the podcast we’re talking to the Gatorade California Softball Player of the Year Tiare Jennings about missing her senior season at St. Anthony and preparing for her bright future at Oklahoma. 08:00 Interview with Gatorade Softball Player of the Year Tiare Jennings 29:00 Recommendations (Seberg & Space Force)

Column

COLUMN: Understanding Through Protest Participation

I’ve participated in my fair share of protests, but none of them were as passionately thought-provoking as the one that took in downtown Long Beach on Sunday. The reaction to another senseless killing of an unarmed black citizen by the police officers who swore to protect him has been a wide range of emotions. As […]

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Long Beach Sports World Reacts To Protests

This past weekend, for the first time in months, the nation’s attention shifted away from the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussions about face masks, testing, and reopening businesses quickly shifted to a fervent, open dialogue about race and police brutality in America following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Long Beach was very much a part […]

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PODCAST: Talking Long Beach Education & Mental Health Month

This week on the podcast is “Education Week” as we talk to Jordan High School teacher Shar Higa about what it’s been like adjusting to teaching online and delivering senior signs for graduation celebrations. We also catch up with Talese Fernbach for another “Mental Note” segment in recognition of May being Mental Health Month.  […]

Long Beach State

FEATURE: Former Long Beach State Athletes Dedicated To LAPD Service

Long Beach State alums Ruby Flores and Gerald Woodyard became the change they wanted to see in law enforcement. Both former student athletes had unfortunate experiences with the Los Angeles Police Department, and 26 years later they’re both LAPD commanders. “I was treated horribly,” Flores said. “I felt like I was treated as a suspect […]