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Century Club Makes Donation to Middle School Sports Programs

Continuing an initiative that began in February, the Long Beach Century Club finalized a donation to each of the 23 middle schools in the Long Beach Unified School District last week. During a socially-distant meeting of the schools’ principals, Century Club president Keith Polmanteer, alongside a handful of club members, presented $500 checks that will […]

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Hall of Fame Hoops Coach Lute Olson Passes Away

Legendary college basketball coach Lute Olson passed away Thursday evening at the age of 85 after a brief stay in hospice care. Olson built the University of Arizona into a national power and won the Wildcats’ only national championship. He’s won of only five NCAA men’s basketball coaches with 20 20-win seasons. The 2002 Naismith […]

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This is The562.org: By Long Beach, For Long Beach

The562.org: By Long Beach, For Long Beach This video explains the origins of The562.org and the community’s role in keeping us around for years to come. Subscriber (via Patreon): https://www.patreon…. CLICK HERE to subscribe via our Patreon page. CLICK HERE to make a direct donation via PayPal.

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Oral History: Covering Long Beach At 2012 London Olympics

It was a true team effort when The Grunion covered the 2012 London Summer Olympics and all 32 athletes and coaches who had ties to Long Beach. Long Beach State’s Misty May-Treanor and Long Beach Poly’s Bryshon Nellum were two of the headliners, and the small but significant stories that Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Teachers Strike Avoided, CSULB Mascot Change, Olympic Oral History & Much More!

On this episode we’re talking about the Long Beach Unified School District avoiding a teachers strike, the new Cal State Long Beach mascot, the trip we took to the 2012 London Olympics, the Los Angeles Lakers playoff opener and much more. 01:30 Interview With Jordan High Teacher Shar Higa 17:00 Cal State Long Beach Sharks? […]

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Obituary: Jim Herrick, Understated and Irreplaceable

10/2/41-7/1/20 The Long Beach sports world lost a unique and irreplaceable figure earlier this month with the passing of baseball/softball champion and longtime Century Club volunteer Jim Herrick. Herrick was golfing at Little Rec with three friends when he passed away at the age of 78. “You don’t find guys like him very often,” said […]

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Century Club Donates $10,500 to Cover Moore League Dues

In an effort to assist Long Beach’s high school sports program in the upcoming school year, the Long Beach Century Club made a $10,500 donation to the Moore League to cover the league dues for the city’s seven high schools. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school closures caused a financial shortfall for local high schools, […]

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Century Club Honors Middle School Athletes With All-City Honors

Despite school closures during the spring semester, the Long Beach Century Club was still able to honor the city’s middle school athletes and distribute All-City plaques to the winning schools. This year’s All-Sports Award winners, given to the best overall middle school sports programs in the city, were Hughes in Division I and co-champions Newcomb […]

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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.  […]

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PODCAST: Interviews With Rachel Glenn & Bobby Hauck

It’s running week on “What Up, Long Beach?!” and we’re updating you on the latest budget news for Long Beach schools before interviewing Wilson track star Rachel Glenn about missing her much anticipated senior season. We also catch up with local running legend Bobby Hauck. 12:00 Interview With Bobby Hauck 19:10 Interview With Rachel Glenn […]