Carlos Omar

Carlos Omar Carlos is a longtime resident of North Long Beach who graduated from CSULB's journalism program in 2019. While there, he held multiple editorial positions at the Daily 49er and served as managing editor for the inaugural edition of DIG en Español. His passion for social change was sparked by growing up in an underinvested portion of the city, and continues to be fueled by the desire to see a day when all people live in healthy communities.

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Long Beach youth and officials on a Zoom call, in a screenshot captured in grid view.

Long Beach youth and officials discuss importance of youth voting at online forum

Oct. 30, 2020 / By and
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The forum hosted by LBC Votes gave young people an opportunity to speak with and ask questions to local officials.

VIDEO: VoiceWaves youth speak on their experiences growing up in Long Beach

Oct. 29, 2020 / By , , and
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Our youth reporters speak on how environments, the pandemic, and local schools have impacted their lives.

(Updated) Amid COVID-19, Long Beach Immigrant Family To Be Reunited By Support From Community Fundraiser

Jun. 8, 2020 / By
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The family had days left to post $23,000 in bail for their loved one -- during a pandemic. This is how they were impacted by that and how they were able to get the funds they needed.
Youth jobs prevent crime, Long Beach youth say, but only half have access to a paying gig.

Can Youth Jobs be Long Beach’s True Crime Deterrent? — VoiceWaves Long Beach

Apr. 29, 2020 / By
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Youth jobs prevent crime but only half of teens have access to a paying gig, Long Beach survey says.
Whether it’s for workers’ rights, renters, or fighting the KKK, Leanna Noble has been a veteran of all things organizing. She’s also a speaker for this year’s People’s State of the City.

PODCAST: For 40+ years, Leanna Noble has been organizing her fellow renters and workers in Long Beach and beyond

Feb. 11, 2020 / By
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Whether it’s for workers’ rights, renters, or fighting the KKK, Leanna Noble has been a veteran of all things organizing. She’s also a speaker for this year’s People’s State of the City.

North Long Beach’s Housing History Reexamined as Residents Plan a New Future

Feb. 7, 2020 / By
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Housing justice and health take center stage as residents reimagine North Long Beach’s future.

#HomeForTheHolidays: Long Beach Council Passes Emergency Protections from Evictions Without ‘Just Cause’

Nov. 16, 2019 / By

The temporary eviction moratorium will stand until Dec. 31, one day before AB 1482 takes effect on Jan. 1. In photos, see how Long Beach residents reacted at city council.

Youth Reporters Cover ComplexCon 2019

Nov. 5, 2019 / By and
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Our friends at the Long Beach Post invited our very own M. Smith and Carlos Villicana to cover the annual, star-studded ComplexCon in Long Beach, a two-day event centering around hip hop fashion and music.

Six Things to Know about Long Beach Youth & the Justice System

Aug. 31, 2019 / By
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More than 190 youth, many of them caught up in the system, shared their stories with us.

The Road to Youth Justice

Jul. 15, 2019 / By , , , , , and
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A former gang member, a youth's strange run-in with the law, a student with A.D.D. kicked out of Wilson, and a public health expert. What can Long Beach learn from its own residents and youth about the road to true youth justice?