Crystal Niebla

Program Associate and Reporter

Crystal Niebla Crystal was raised in South Los Angeles and is the first college graduate in her family. She is a class of 2016 CSULB graduate who has served as an editor for her campus newspaper and freelanced for the Long Beach Post and Random Length News.

Posts by Crystal Niebla:

After Decades of Division, Long Beach Cambodians Want Redistricting

Mar. 13, 2018 / By
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Long Beach’s Cambodia Town is split among four districts, dividing the ethnic community and violating voting guidelines, advocates say.

Long Beach Land Use Element Explained, Debunked

Mar. 6, 2018 / By
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Surrounding Long Beach's controversial housing plan were nasty debates over facts and why so little diversity was represented.

After Parkland: Long Beach Youth On Gun Politics, the NRA, and School Safety

Mar. 4, 2018 / By , and
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What should politicians do to make students feel safe on campus?

Activists Issue Sharp Rebuke of Mayor’s City Speech

Jan. 11, 2018 / By
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Mayor Robert Garcia hailed the city’s progress in his address Tuesday. But these leaders think he has unfinished business.

PODCAST: Halloween Spooktacular 2017

Nov. 2, 2017 / By , , and
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Listen to some youth's spooky stories... if you dare! They also discuss Halloween Traditions, the over-commercialization of Dia De Los Muertos, and The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror.

Beauty Without the Pain: Can Cambodian Americans Revitalize Their Town Without Displacing Their Own?

Oct. 23, 2017 / By
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Long Beach has the largest concentration of Cambodians outside of Cambodia. As the community seeks to improve their neighborhood, many recognize that revitalization without displacement is a balancing act.

Youth Program Funding Remains ‘A Drop in the Bucket’ as Police Budget Bloats

Sep. 29, 2017 / By

Long Beach police are getting a $22 million boost while youth programs see a $600K bump. Advocates say it’s not nearly enough to aid the city’s vulnerable youth.

Long Beach Transit’s Harassment Problem — It’s Too Common, But Who Reports It?

Aug. 17, 2017 / By , and

“He stared at me the entire bus ride even when I looked away."

Is Long Beach Hiring Enough of Its Own?

Jun. 30, 2017 / By
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Advocates contend that the city has largely failed its promises to hire locally. The city says it has exceeded targets. Who's right? It depends on whom you mean by "local."

Angelenos Speak Up for Food Justice

Jun. 12, 2017 / By
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Over a hundred gathered to support better wages and conditions for food workers.

Long Beach Residents React to New Downtown Developments

Jun. 3, 2017 / By
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Although the city pledged to make affordable housing units, many Long Beach residents just don't think it's enough.

Q&A: With Cambodian Elections on the Horizon, Long Beach Immigrant Reflects on Homeland

Jun. 2, 2017 / By
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Villages in Cambodia will elect local commune leaders on June 4.