Michael Lozano

Program Manager and Editor

Michael Lozano Michael is a 29-year-old journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. As a college student, Michael was very active in campus affairs and graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor. His articles have been syndicated at national sites including Mother Jones, New America Media, and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher.

Posts by Michael Lozano:

Residents Demand Increase to Minimum Wage in Long Beach

Aug. 17, 2015 / By
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About 70 residents rallied alongside city councilmembers Tuesday outside city hall in support of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Why Long Beach Needs A Local Hiring Policy

Jul. 29, 2015 / By
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Imagine if Long Beach jobs were offered to local residents first. That’s the idea behind Long Beach First, an initiative to have a local hire policy in place for Long Beach.

Here Are A Few Ideas On How To Re-name Robert E. Lee Elementary

Jul. 21, 2015 / By

Long Beach and San Diego are the only two cities in the state with public schools that honor Confederate leader and slave owner Robert E. Lee.

Here Are Some Solutions Residents Say Will Quell Violence This Summer

Jul. 10, 2015 / By
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Last month was the most violent June in recent years with 18 shootings directed at people, five of them fatal, according to Long Beach police.

Two People Whose Lives Will Improve Thanks To Prop. 47

Jun. 25, 2015 / By
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About 40,000 convicted people will be impacted each year, mostly for drug possession and thefts under $950.

For Youth, Education Program Gives Hope After Incarceration

Jun. 18, 2015 / By
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At Rosie the Riveter Youth Program, “at-risk” youth are considered “at-promise”, and receive an accredited high school education and job training.

What You Should Know About Long Beach Wiccans

Jun. 9, 2015 / By
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Though they remain hidden as a minority enclave, many witches and Pagans are part of the Long Beach community.

People’s State Of The City Brings Top Issues To Light

May. 28, 2015 / By
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The event tackled the seven top issues affecting Long Beach, including poverty, jobs, housing, education, the environment, community safety, and immigrant rights.



Supervisors End Immigration Enforcement Program In LA County

May. 12, 2015 / By
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L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. officers will no longer be able to act as federal immigration enforcement, according to a recent vote by the Board of Supervisors.

At Manifest: Justice Exhibit, Life Reflects Art

May. 7, 2015 / By
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Need a heavy dose of Art meets Activism? Manifest: Justice gives you just that.

Meet Three Long Beach Street Vendors

Apr. 23, 2015 / By
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The bells and horn sounds they use to alert pedestrians of their presence are familiar sounds in Long Beach’s immigrant residential areas. Customers interact with them every day, but few pause to get to know their stories.

Long Beach Prepares To Meet State Water Restrictions

Apr. 16, 2015 / By
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In response to California’s drought, many of Long Beach’s public green spaces, including parks, campuses and lawns, are being converted from water-hogging designs to drought-tolerant landscapes.