Carlos Omar

Program Coordinator and Editor

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.

Posts by Carlos Omar:

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

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?