All City Recognized Seven Times In Statewide Award Contests

We’re proud to announce that was honored seven times by the California News Publishers Association’s California Journalism Awards, a statewide contest recognizing the best work from across the Golden State. These seven recognitions bring our group of journalists to over 50 such honors in the last decade. We’re proud to bring Long Beach the […]

Long Beach State

Marilyn Bohl Sponsors’s Long Beach State Coverage is pleased to announce our latest sponsor. Marilyn Bohl has stepped up to sponsor The562’s Long Beach State coverage from now through the end of the 2022-23 school year. Marilyn Bohl is a founding sponsor of, and this website would not exist without her support and encouragement. A member of the562’s Board of […]

Athlete of the Week Century Club

The Century Club Sponsors’s Athletes of the Week is pleased to announce our latest sponsor. The Long Beach Century Club has stepped up to sponsor The562’s Athletes of the Week series from now through the end of the 2022-23 school year. The Club’s generous donation will support our popular weekly series, which recognizes the top high school and college athletes in the […]

Baseball Softball

LBUSD Board of Education Member Megan Kerr Sponsor’s Baseball, Softball Coverage is pleased to announce our latest sport-specific sponsor. Longtime LBUSD Board of Education member Megan Kerr has stepped up to sponsor all of The562’s coverage of high school baseball and softball from now through the end of the school year. Boardmember Kerr is the mother of former LBUSD athletes and is a longtime supporter […] Wilson

Joel Bitonio Sponsors’s Wilson Coverage is pleased to announce our latest school-specific sponsor. Wilson alum and Cleveland Brown Pro Bowler Joel Bitonio has stepped up to sponsor all of The562’s coverage of Wilson High School from now through the 2022-23 school year. Bitonio played football, basketball, and competed in track and field while a student at Wilson, and said […]

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The562 Internship Program Welcomes Inaugural Class for 2021-22 School Year

The562 is thrilled to welcome eight talented LBUSD high school students into our inaugural class of interns for the 2021-22 school year. The interns were selected after a competitive application and interview process, which brought in applications from high schools across the city. The eight interns will be divided evenly into two groups: one for […]


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 […]

Cross Country

Bryson Sponsors The562’s Cross-Country Coverage For 2021-22

The562 is pleased to announce its newest sponsor of local sports coverage. Bryson is a local leader in financial and insurance services, serving the Long Beach community since 1969. Bryson has agreed to sponsor all of the cross-country coverage that will appear on during the upcoming school year. The Bryson sponsorship of cross-country coverage […]

Naples Rib Company Returns As Sponsor For 2021-22

For more than a decade, Naples Rib Company and owner Dave Ursini have been the top sponsors for all of our sports coverage, at multiple different outlets. Since we founded in February of 2018, Dave and Naples Rib Company have been our first sponsor, and we’re proud to announce today that Naples Rib Company […]

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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 […]