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.

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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.

Long Beach Remembers the L.A. Riots 25 Years Later

Apr. 29, 2017 / By
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Long Beach residents and police recall the days of unrest and reflect on current tensions between law enforcement and people of color.

Refinery Expansion May Pose More Health Risks for Long Beach’s Poor [VIDEO]

Apr. 26, 2017 / By
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Many community members aren’t welcoming the project with open arms. See why community members oppose Tesoro's proposed refinery project, which many say could worsen air quality nearby.

¿Tendrá La Expansión De Una Refinería Un Mal Efecto Para Los Habitantes de Long Beach?

Apr. 12, 2017 / By
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Residentes en el Oeste de la ciudad se preocupan de que la vida en la “zona muerta” empeore si Tesoro cumple con su plan de conectar sus dos refinerías.

At Annual Event, Coalition Calls for Unity Through Diversity in Face of Harsh Climate

Apr. 6, 2017 / By
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More than 20 Long Beach organizations came together at the 2017 People's State of the City yesterday to oppose deportations, pollution, gentrification, city funding priorities, and much, much more.