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:

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.

LONG BEACH YOUTH PODCAST: Where are you from?

Apr. 30, 2018 / By , , and
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You'll be surprised to hear from how far and wide our Youth Reporters come! Hosted by Lead Podcast Producer M. Smith and featuring special guests.

Rapping Filipino Youth Demand Funding ‘Education Over Militarization’

Apr. 26, 2018 / By
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Students across South Bay used rap, song and other art to highlight the Philippines’ current drug war and lack of educational resources.

Long Beach Cambodians Launch Campaign for ‘Fair’ Redistricting [VIDEO]

Apr. 3, 2018 / By
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Leaders and allies launched a campaign that aims to absorb the Cambodian community under one voting district, for a stronger political voice.

After Decades of Division, Long Beach Cambodians Want Redistricting

Mar. 13, 2018 / By
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Long Beach’s Cambodia Town is split among four districts, dividing the ethnic community and violating voting guidelines, advocates say.

Long Beach Land Use Element Explained, Debunked

Mar. 6, 2018 / By
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Surrounding Long Beach's controversial housing plan were nasty debates over facts and why so little diversity was represented.

After Parkland: Long Beach Youth On Gun Politics, the NRA, and School Safety

Mar. 4, 2018 / By , and
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What should politicians do to make students feel safe on campus?

Activists Issue Sharp Rebuke of Mayor’s City Speech

Jan. 11, 2018 / By
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Mayor Robert Garcia hailed the city’s progress in his address Tuesday. But these leaders think he has unfinished business.

PODCAST: Halloween Spooktacular 2017

Nov. 2, 2017 / By , , and
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Listen to some youth's spooky stories... if you dare! They also discuss Halloween Traditions, the over-commercialization of Dia De Los Muertos, and The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror.

Beauty Without the Pain: Can Cambodian Americans Revitalize Their Town Without Displacing Their Own?

Oct. 23, 2017 / By
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Long Beach has the largest concentration of Cambodians outside of Cambodia. As the community seeks to improve their neighborhood, many recognize that revitalization without displacement is a balancing act.

Youth Program Funding Remains ‘A Drop in the Bucket’ as Police Budget Bloats

Sep. 29, 2017 / By

Long Beach police are getting a $22 million boost while youth programs see a $600K bump. Advocates say it’s not nearly enough to aid the city’s vulnerable youth.