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PODCAST: What’s It Like To Be A Virtual Student?

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler are talking to a second grader from the Long Beach Unified School District about what life is like as a virtual student. The episode also includes an update on everything happening to the local schools this week. 01:00 Interview With LBUSD Student Vincent Guardabascio 19:30 Breaking […]

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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 […]

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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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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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Local Schools Bracing For Major Budget Cuts

Last week, California governor Gavin Newsom released his May Revision to the proposed budget for for the 2020-21 fiscal year. Because of a $54 billion deficit associated with revenue loss due to COVID-19 shutdowns, there are significant cuts to education, a harsh blow for the city of Long Beach, where the Long Beach Unified School […]

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USA Soccer Developmental Academy Closure Changes Game

Long Beach youth soccer will be forever changed after the U.S. Soccer Federation terminated its nationwide developmental academy league this month because of the COVID-19 pandemic financial impact. “We know that suddenly discontinuing a program that has been with U.S. Soccer for many years is shocking, but these unprecedented times required taking action now,” the […]

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Column: Coaches Can Provide Balance Amidst Uncertainty

Lately I’ve been thinking about Mr. Miyagi’s famous quotes from The Karate Kid. Pearls of wisdom like, “It’s okay to lose to an opponent, it’s never okay to lose to fear” or “If the root is strong, the tree will survive” seem more poignant nowadays. Of all the beautiful advice written by Robert Mark Kaman […]