Michael Lozano

Program Coordinator and Editor

Michael Lozano Michael is an editor and multimedia journalist born to Mexican parents who started their own Domestic Violence counseling center in Southeast Los Angeles. For the past 6 years, his mentorship has provided youth opportunities to share their stories online, on NPR, KCET, the Long Beach Post, and other national websites. His articles have been syndicated and translated into multiple languages via New America Media and ImpreMedia, the nation’s largest Spanish-language news publisher. He was recently a fellow with UCLA's Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies. Michael graduated from CSULB in 2011 with research honors in Sociology and a Journalism minor.

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Angela Mooney D’arcy is part of the Acjachemen tribe, indigenous to the area today known as Orange County. When she heard that Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific was hosting a public forum on the future of California’s oil rigs, it was to her dismay that no environmental community groups or tribes were invited to be part of the panels, she said.

“Priced Out” — Public Forum on LB’s Future with Oil Rigs’ was $125 Per Ticket

Feb. 6, 2020 / By and
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Panels featured scientists, oil executives, and Angela Mooney D’arcy, a Native American of the Acjachemen tribe who “prodded” her way on stage.

If an Earthquake Merged our Mexican Culture

Oct. 15, 2019 / By
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In honor of Latino Heritage month, we honor our culture and the powerful synergies it has created with other cultures.
Valerie Vargas sits with family and community members at the North Long Beach Methodist Church on August 28, 2019 brainstorming ways to reform the Sheriff’s Department. Her relative, Anthony Vargas, was killed by deputies in August 2018. Photo by Michael Lozano.

Sheriff’s ICE Policies, Shootings Compel Long Beach Residents into Action

Oct. 1, 2019 / By
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is taking heat as Long Beach residents demand more oversight of immigration transfers and deputy shootings.

Five Resources Long Beach Immigrants Need to Know

Aug. 15, 2019 / By and
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Legal aid, some healthcare, and language classes are available for Long Beach’s immigrant families caught in trying times.

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?

PODCAST: Keeping Long Beach Youth Out of the Prison System (Wavegang Podcast – My Brother’s Keeper)

Apr. 25, 2019 / By and

Our youth team is joined by community experts and Black Lives Matter for a personal and smart chat about preventing youth from getting stuck in the criminal justice pipeline. 

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.

#ICYMI: Mujer Latina Conference Gave Inspiration

Dec. 20, 2018 / By
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As we celebrate the new year, we look back at some highlights from 2018. In March, the community leaders at Latinos In Action put together this inspiring event.

‘Hotel of Horrors’ Opens Friday to Expose Housing and Worker Problems

Oct. 24, 2018 / By and
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Yikes! This Friday, the youth at Khmer Girls in Action will open their annual Halloween event to the public to talk about major issues on the ballot.

PODCAST: Wavegang Talks Junior College Transfers with A Counselor

Sep. 15, 2018 / By , , and
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Community college makes things happen. Let's debunk myths about the transfer process with an LBCC counselor.

Man found dead on sidewalk couch in Long Beach. Area has major homelessness.

Aug. 5, 2018 / By
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A dead body was found Sunday on a couch on the sidewalk off Cedar avenue and Anaheim street, a corner where homeless persons commonly sleep on sidewalk mattresses or bare concrete at night and day.

Indigenous Voices Missing in LA River Revitalization Plans

Jul. 27, 2018 / By
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Plans to revitalize the Los Angeles River promise a slew of environmental and health benefits for local communities. But tribal leaders say they have not been engaged in the process, and that could mean a further eroding of their historical legacy.