COVID-19 Education

LBUSD Will Remain Virtual Through Jan. 28

The Long Beach Unified School District has announced that it will continue distance learning through Jan. 28. The LBUSD, which began classes on Sept. 1, had previously stated it would be online only through at least Oct. 5. Superintendent Jill Baker announced the extension on Thursday afternoon. Click here for our full story with the […]

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PODCAST: Long Beach Back To School & Interview With Poly Volleyball Star Adonia Faumuina

On this episode we’re talking about what it’s like to be a teacher and a parent as the Long Beach School District starts the digital school year. We also catch up with Long Beach Poly junior outside hitter/setter Adonia Yandall Faumuina after her verbal commitment to USC that she announced at The562.org 02:00 We’ve Got […]

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FEATURE: Local Non-Profit Provides Backpacks, Groceries For Families In Need

On the last Saturday before the start of the 2020-21 school year, families from across Long Beach and surrounding communities lined up at 7 a.m., surrounding the Christ Chapel of Long Beach a few blocks west of Wilson High School. Like so many families across the country, they were in need of a helping hand […]

COVID-19 Education

Preschools Continue to Provide Essential Service to Community

The coronavirus pandemic has created a new concept in the workplace, assigning the tag of “essential worker” on a list of professions. During the global health crisis, frontline healthcare workers received much of the spotlight, along with police, firefighters, and those working in the food industry. But there is another line of essential workers that […]

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Obituary: The Impossible Loss of Semaj Miller

Semaj Miller 3/21/2006-7/29/2020 Semaj Miller was shot to death two weeks ago in South Los Angeles.  The 14 year-old Miller had enrolled at his hometown high school, Compton High, and was going to start his freshman year in a few weeks, preparing for a four-year tour of Compton and Long Beach as a star basketball […]

COVID-19 Education

LBUSD Fall Plan Takes Shape As Labor Negotiations Continue

With just a few weeks left until the Sept. 1 start of classes for the Long Beach Unified School District, plans for the Fall are starting to take shape.  At a Board of Education meeting last week, the district presented its plan for virtual learning, which is how all students will be attending class until […]

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CIF State, Southern Section Announce 2020-21 Sports Plan

In a move that’s been widely expected for the last two weeks, the CIF State office announced that it’s pushing back the start of the high school sports season in California to December and January. Click here for our first story including the full releases from CIF State and CIF-SS.  The three seasons of Fall, […]

COVID-19 Education

LBUSD Will Start Fall 2020 Online

The LBUSD has announced a reversal of last week’s announcement, stating that when school resumes Sept. 1, classes will be entirely online, at least through Oct. 5. Below is the full LBUSD release: When the new school year resumes on Sept. 1, classes in the Long Beach Unified School District will remain entirely online, at […]

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COLUMN: Can We Keep the Drive Through Graduations?

Like most people in Long Beach, I cannot wait for the COVID-19 clouds to pass us by, and to resume something resembling normal life. I’m craving an absent-minded trip to Target or a an anxiety-free date night down in the center of my bones. But even as we continue to muddle through this strange new […]