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PODCAST: Interviews With Long Beach Water Polo & Local Cancer Research Foundation

On this special edition we’re talking to Long Beach water polo players and coaches before catching up with the Luke TATSU Johnson Foundation and its fundraising for cancer research. 

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Early Giving Now Open for Long Beach Gives 2022

For the third consecutive year, The562 is delighted to be participating in Long Beach’s annual “Day of Giving” for nonprofits in our community. Each year, Long Beach Gives raises millions of dollars for local causes in need of support, and The562 is one of them. DONATE NOW Early giving is currently underway, and will run […]

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Los Angeles Rams Host Youth Football Camp at Long Beach Salvation Army

Photo courtesy Katherine Fukuda/The Salvation Army Near the corner of Spring Street and Long Beach Boulevard sits a brand new turf field, adorning the Salvation Army’s Donald & Priscilla Hunt Red Shield Community Center. On Tuesday night, the sparkling new facility welcomed representatives from the defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams, who were there […]

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PHOTOS: Millikan Football Volunteers at Long Beach Rescue Mission

The day before Thanksgiving, the Millikan football program visited the Long Beach Rescue Mission to help serve Thanksgiving dinners. Players helped prepare plates of food, filled pitchers of water, set tables, and washed dishes to help support the Rescue Mission’s efforts to feed those experiencing homelessness and other members of the community in need of […]

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Sarah Childs Krueger Foundation Supports

A community funded nonprofit media outlet like can only exist because of subscribers, sponsors and donations from groups like the Sarah Childs Krueger Foundation Charity Fund. Dedicated to the late Sarah Childs Krueger and built to benefit local schools and nonprofit organizations, The Krueger Foundation has donated $2,000 to over the last year. […]

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Support The562 For Long Beach Gives Day 2021

The562 is thrilled to participate in its second annual Long Beach Gives–an annual day of giving for local nonprofits. Early giving started on Sept. 17 and will remain open throughout Long Beach Gives Day, Thursday Sept. 23. CLICK HERE to donate to The562 for Long Beach Gives All donations made to the more than 200 […]

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FEATURE: Long Beach Natives Delivering Homemade Care Packages to Feed Homeless

For many, the events of the past year summoned feelings of helplessness. While the pandemic claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and we remained largely isolated from one another, the problems in the world seemed too large to tackle; too complex to comprehend. In such a chaotic world, what can one individual do to make […]

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Long Beach Poly Basketball Stars Give Back At Holiday Toy Drive

The Moore League basketball season usually gets underway in mid-December. In a typical year, it would not be out of the ordinary to spot a few Long Beach Poly basketball players outside the front entrance to Cabrillo High School. But this is not a typical year, and the reason that a star-studded trio of Jackrabbits […]

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VIDEO: Christian & Peyton Watson, Jalen Pitre Give Back at Toy Drive

Long Beach Poly Basketball Players Give Back at Holiday Toy Drive Long Beach Poly’s Peyton Watson, Christian Watson & Jalen Pitre participated in a holiday toy drive at the Westside Boys & Girls Club in Long Beach. They han…   Support Long Beach Poly Basketball Stars Give Back At Holiday Toy Drive

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Support On Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, we’re asking the Long Beach community to consider supporting with a fully tax-deductible donation. The562 is committed to providing timely, reliable reporting on sports and education in the city of Long Beach, with award-winning journalism from co-founders Mike Guardabascio and JJ Fiddler, along with a talented staff of writers, photographers and […]