El Niño Hits Long Beach Homeless Community

Feb. 2, 2016 / By and

Frequent and powerful storms are expected to continue to hit Southern California this winter season. Winds up to 45 mph struck Long Beach on Sunday and heavy rains poured all over the city, and unfortunately, homeless people felt the brunt of the storm. VoiceWaves talked to several individuals who shared their thoughts and stories of braving the weather conditions of El Niño.

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Mariah Smith

Mariah Smith

Mariah is a student at Long Beach City College. She is a European futbol superfan and FC Barcelona is her favorite team to watch. Mariah is a self-proclaimed thrill seeker who enjoys theme parks and being at the center of the dance floor at Long Beach clubs. She plays classical and electric guitar and produces music beats on her computer.
Rudy Cardoso-Peraza

Rudy Cardoso-Peraza

Rudy Cardoso-Peraza's journalism career began in high school. By the time he became a sophomore at Millikan High School, he realized that he could actually write pretty well. His classmates would praise his writing skills and also to his surprise, his English Literature teacher nominated and awarded him with an English Medal of Merit. While acquiring a passion for writing, Rudy also frequently followed the news on television and on newspapers. He is now a junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Entrepreneurship at CSULB. Rudy is currently writing for CSULB's newspaper, the Daily 49er, and is an intern at VoiceWaves.