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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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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 […]

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St. Anthony Campus Ministry Hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive

On an 80-degree Sunday in November, it may not have felt like the holiday season, but the spirit of giving was in the air at Clark Field last weekend. St. Anthony High School’s Campus Ministry hosted a “Socks & Supper” drive with assistance from the Long Beach Rescue Mission (LBRM), collecting donations of socks and […]

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LBUSD Nutrition Services Shifting Meal Service

At this time last year, Shannon Vega was running around the Cabrillo High campus five days a week. After arriving 6 a.m. to prepare breakfast, the Nutrition Services Supervisor 3 and her staff made sure students could get food at 21 different points of service. “It was a nonstop day for sure,” Vega said. “We […]

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Jurrell Casey Supplying Free Meals To Long Beach Youth

King Park on the Eastside of Long Beach has been a starting point for several of the city’s most accomplished athletes. Jurrell Casey spent his childhood at the Boys & Girls Club located at King Park, going on to a prolific football career at Long Beach Poly, USC, and now a decade spent in the […]

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TATSU Foundation Getting Creative To Raise Funds For Cancer Research

Not even a global pandemic can stop the Luke TATSU Johnson Foundation from raising money for childhood cancer research. The fourth annual golf tournament, dinner and auction was supposed to take place this month as part of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but obviously the COVID-19 shutdowns led to the cancellation of the event. However, […]

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Support The562 During Long Beach Gives Day!

As we announced back in May, The562 is thrilled to be included in the annual Long Beach Gives fundraiser. We’re fortunate to be among the 150+ non-profits who will be working together to raise both awareness and funding for important causes and organizations around our community. Long Beach Gives Day is a full 24 hours […]

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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 […]