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Feature: COVID-19’s Devastating Impact On One Long Beach Family

It’s been an impossible two months for the Alexanders. The family of four, longtime residents of North Long Beach, are a detailed study of the havoc that the COVID-19 virus can wreak on a single household. Lawrence Alexander went to the hospital in the back of an ambulance more than a month ago–he hasn’t been […]

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Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball Signs Top National Class

Photo courtesy Long Beach State The future is bright for the Long Beach State men’s volleyball team, which just signed the best recruiting class of any program in the nation according to VolleyballMag.com. “It’s an incredibly talented group with a lot of volleyball IQ and experience,” said LBSU coach Alan Knipe. “We pretty much cover […]

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FEATURE: Ili Family Recovering After COVID-19 Scare

Easter in the Ili household in Long Beach is usually a well-choreographed parade of activity. In years past Lina Ili would put on music early in the morning while she, her husband Junior, and their four children got ready for church. At St. Cornelius, those six Ilis would be surrounded by around 80 other members […]

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LBUSD Steps Up Facilities Timelines During Shutdown

Schools are closed across the city of Long Beach, but the city’s largest landholder isn’t letting them sit idle. Anyone driving around town during the COVID-19 shutdown has probably noticed green construction tarps around several Long Beach Unified School District facilities. That’s because the district is using this rare time, when all of its campuses […]

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Misty May-Treanor Departs LBCC, Tyler Jackson Appointed Interim Coach

Volleyball legend Misty May-Treanor is stepping away from Long Beach City College after four years as the Vikings’ Director of Volleyball and head women’s and beach coach. “Every challenge Misty has had in life she has met and excelled,” said Interim Athletics Director Bill Husak in a statement.  “She was a champion indoor and beach […]

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LBUSD Picks New Superintendent, Weighs Graduation Options

The Long Beach Unified School District held a special Board of Education meeting last week to announce it had selected the district’s 13th superintendent: the historic choice of Dr. Jill Baker. Baker will become just the third superintendent of the LBUSD since 1992, and will replace Chris Steinhauser, who is retiring at the end of […]

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COLUMN: Our Hearts Break For Long Beach Seniors

Meetings of the Long Beach Unified School District’s Board of Education are usually pretty…well, boring. Absent of any fireworks or major disagreements, they’re almost always about an hour of cordial agreement and unanimous votes. Last week’s meeting was about as far from “usual” as the Board has probably ever gotten. Superintendent Chris Steinhauser announced that […]

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Millikan’s Astle, Lakewood Team Win First the562.org Long Beach Smash Tournament

The inaugural 562 Long Beach Smash Tournament was held last weekend, with two days of action deciding the city’s best high school individual and team Smash Brothers players. Millikan’s Jed Astle won the individual championship on Saturday and Lakewood’s team of Christopher Cruz, Christopher Sanchez, and John Huff won the team championship on Sunday. “I’m […]

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Long Beach Schools, Sports Officially Closed Until Summer

The final domino left standing in the 2019-20 school year and sports season fell last week, with the Long Beach Unified School District’s announcement that campuses would remain closed through June 11, and the subsequent announcement that the CIF State office was canceling the remainder of the high school sports schedule. “I’m making an announcement […]