Crystal Niebla

Program Associate and Reporter

Crystal Niebla Crystal was raised in South Los Angeles and is the first college graduate in her family. She is a class of 2016 CSULB graduate who has served as an editor for her campus newspaper and freelanced for the Long Beach Post and Random Length News.

Posts by Crystal Niebla:

PHOTOS: Long Beach youth uplift city issues through dance and performances at the 13th annual Yellow Lounge

Aug. 7, 2019 / By
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Long Beach youth uplifted the importance of culture and voice during the 13th annual Yellow Lounge Saturday night.

Youth Weigh-In: Abortion and Defunding Planned Parenthood

Jul. 3, 2019 / By
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These teens gave their two cent on the ongoing abortion conversation.

Jackpot! Long Beach Lyricist Hits the Lottery with Gambling PSA

Jun. 25, 2019 / By and
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Youth Reporter M. Smith set aside their reporter's notebook and picked up the mic to collaborate with Betting on Our Future (BOOF) to create a PSA on problem gambling. Leave a fire emoji if you think "M" did a good job on production and lyricism.

Dang! — People’s State of the City Took On Long Beach’s Housing, Police, Racial Inequality

Apr. 16, 2019 / By , , and
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Here's our Recap Video, Social Media Story & Podcast covering the event. (We really went out all out on covering this thing.) The annual event brings underrepresented folks together to define the issues.

Docking Paychecks: The High Cost of Working as a Port Truck Driver

Mar. 19, 2019 / By
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Since April 2014, port truck drivers have held 16 strikes at the L.A./Long Beach ports, often demanding to be reclassified as regular employees.

Khmer Youth Hustle Votes for Hotel Workers, Rent Control

Oct. 19, 2018 / By
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Youth are spending afterschool phone banking and knocking on doors so Long Beachers can show up strong for the election.

ANALYSIS: Does Rent Control Lead to More Evictions?

Aug. 14, 2018 / By
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A fair and deep dive on one major question.

Seniors, Veterans, Disabled Residents Protest Downtown Long Beach Rent Hike

Aug. 10, 2018 / By and
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Many say they can't afford the rent increase, fearing they might go homeless.

Disadvantaged Long Beach Residents at Forefront of First-Ever ‘People’s Budget Proposal’

Jul. 18, 2018 / By
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The proposal calls for investments in immigrant rights, language justice, safe housing and youth resources in the city's upcoming budget.