Crystal Niebla

Beat Reporter

Crystal Niebla Crystal was raised in South Los Angeles and is the first college graduate in her family. A recent CSULB graduate, she has written and served as an editor for her campus newspaper and freelanced for the Long Beach Post and Random Length News.

Posts by Crystal Niebla:

Will Refinery Expansion Mean Better or Worse Air for Long Beach’s Poor?

Mar. 22, 2017 / By
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Westside residents worry life in the “dead zone” may worsen should Tesoro’s pipeline plans go through.

Gentrifying the Coast: High Costs Block Beach Access for Poor, Poll Finds

Feb. 6, 2017 / By and
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Expensive parking and overnight accommodations limit coastal access for visitors especially people of color and low-income groups.

Top Democrats, Cancer Patients Unite Against Obamacare Repeal

Jan. 18, 2017 / By
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Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi alongside other congressmembers, cancer patients, and Long Beach stakeholders gathered to defend Obamacare on MLK Day.

Hope, Skepticism Follow Mayor’s State of the City

Jan. 11, 2017 / By
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Mayor Robert Garcia’s speech last night covered major issues. How are residents responding?

Diverse Long Beach Celebrates Its Many Holidays

Jan. 6, 2017 / By
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Long Beach communities celebrated Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and other traditions last week while, for some, the holidays continue on.

6 Great Tips to Preventing Theft During the Holidays

Dec. 22, 2016 / By
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While it may be a time for giving, some burglars see it as a time for taking.

City Votes to Stand with Standing Rock, Review Its Own Oil Impact

Dec. 7, 2016 / By
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Long Beach's indigenous, students, and activists filled council chambers to voice that the fight is not over.

Voting During and After Lock Up — Yes, it’s possible.

Nov. 2, 2016 / By
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Many of those with felonies wrongly believe they can't vote but recent law cleared the air just in time for elections.

Vote Against the Groper in Chief This Election

Nov. 2, 2016 / By
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Sexual assault is all too common and the last thing we need is a president who believes it's just "locker room talk," writes Youth Reporter Crystal Niebla.

Long Beach Drops Its Minimum Wage Plan to Join State’s

Oct. 4, 2016 / By
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The city council decided last month that it will slow its path towards a $15 an hour minimum wage.

Long Beach’s Art of Displacement — A Housing Crisis Through Images, Words

Aug. 10, 2016 / By
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A traveling art exhibit is using visuals, short stories, and spoken word recordings to tell the stories of the city's housing crisis.