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The562 Welcomes Journalism Students Matt Fields, Spencer Frank to the Team

The562 is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to our team, with Matt Fields and Spencer Frank both joining the organization in an internship role. Both Fields and Frank are seniors in the Long Beach State journalism department and will be assisting The562 in various ways over the next few months. Founders […]


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 […]

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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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You can win this shirt, pins and stickers if you SUBSCRIBE to this weekend. We’ll have a drawing and announce the winner on Monday. All donations are tax deductible. is creating community funded news covering the city of Long Beach | Patreon We’ve been covering Long Beach sports since 2008 and we want […]

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The 562 Chosen For Long Beach Gives Fundraiser has been selected as one of the participating organizations in the Long Beach Gives campaign, which raises money annually on a special day of giving for nonprofit organizations. The 2020 Long Beach Gives campaign will be the first for The 562, which recently began its third year of operation serving the Long Beach community […]

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The 2019-20 sports season is off to a fast start, and we just had the most traffic we’ve ever had in a week on the website. Make sure you sign up for a $5 or $10 monthly donation to support Long Beach sports coverage if you want to make sure this isn’t our last year. […]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Johnny B Haircare Sponsors Athlete Of The Month Award has partnered with Johnny B Haircare, and we are happy to announce the brand is now the official sponsor of our Athlete of the Month award. The Athlete of the Month will be selected from the group of weekly recipients of our Athlete of the Week honorees and will receive a care package of […]

Cabrillo Soccer, Megan Kerr Donate Student Tickets To Cabrillo

When we started, Long Beach’s first and only non-profit journalism source, we said that one of our goals was to support the city’s sports community in new and innovative ways. We’re proud to announce today that we’ve teamed up with Long Beach Unified School District board of education member Megan Kerr to donate 60 […]