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Column: Put The Long Beach Back In Long Beach State Basketball

When Long Beach State announced that head basketball coach Dan Monson had been signed to a five-year extension last week, the university and Monson both admitted that the last few years have been below standard. With an impressive amount of candor and openness, they said that the extension will allow for a fresh start, and […]

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Long Beach State, Alan Knipe Nearing Contract Extension

When it was announced two weeks ago that Long Beach State and Dan Monson had reached a five-year contract extension, LBSU athletic director Andy Fee pointed out that he didn’t like coaches entering lame-duck years where they were on the last season of their contract. Astute 49er fans might have perked their antennae up at […]

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Feature: EJ Andrews Helping Power Poly Into First-Place Battle

Long Beach Poly’s baseball team enters the third week of league play in a position the Jackrabbits haven’t found themselves in for a few years: first place. Poly started the season 3-0 and is tied for first place with Millikan, with the two teams headed for a Wednesday 3:30 p.m. showdown at Blair Field. A […]

Athlete of the Week Long Beach City College Long Beach Poly Long Beach State Wilson’s Athletes Of The Week

Welcome back to’s Athletes of the Week, released every Monday. HIGH SCHOOL Ariyonna Augustine, Long Beach Poly Track California’s reigning sprint queen put on a show last weekend at the Arcadia Invitational. The LSU signee won the 100 and 200 state championship last year and already owned this year’s top time in the 200 […]


LISTEN: The562 Thirty Election Preview

Introducing The562 Thirty, a new podcast providing an entertaining weekly look at the top news stories around Long Beach in just thirty minutes. Listen on Soundcloud above or subscribe on iTunes. 1:30– Reading the News (Record heat, Community Hospital closure, Grand Prix) 7:02– News deserts 15:00– Election preview with Melissa Evans 29:15– Whine and Dine