Oscar Bautista

Oscar A. Bautista is a tenacious reporter working to improve himself in order to give back to his community. Having grown up in South Central Los Angeles, he knows firsthand about the violence and struggle lower income communities have to deal with. Instead of following in the footsteps of many of his peers, he put his focus onto his education. Oscar is currently working towards his BA in Journalism at Cal State Long Beach. He is immersing himself into photography and local music so that he can experience what the community had to offer.

Posts by Oscar Bautista:

Atty. General Meets With Young Men of Color in LA County

Oct. 28, 2014 / By
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When it comes to improving conditions for young men of color, the teens from Los Angeles’ Brotherhood Crusade weren't afraid to reveal their stories, even in the presence of U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr.

Analysis: Looking Back At Violence Prevention Policy In Long Beach

Sep. 25, 2014 / By
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As the city implements its multi-pronged approach to violence prevention, what can be learned from looking back at violence prevention programs of the past?

What Would It Take to Get Young People in Long Beach To Vote This November?

Sep. 19, 2014 / By
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In California, about two-thirds of all eligible young adults, aged 18-24, didn’t vote — that adds up to nearly 2 million votes not cast.

Not Just a Teenager’s Job: Why Childcare Providers Are Unionizing

Aug. 5, 2014 / By
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Tonia McMillian has been a childcare provider for over 20 years. After struggling with the problem-ridden industry for years, she now works with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to help her fellow childcare providers get the legal protections they need...

Why Long Beach Needs Ethnic Studies In High Schools

Jun. 25, 2014 / By
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Long Beach has one of the most diverse communities in the nation, with over 400,000 people from around the world calling it home...

LB Musicians Struggle With Venue Shortage

Jan. 11, 2014 / By
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If you live in a big city, like Los Angeles, you could easily become spoiled from the abundance of entertainment that is available to you...

Living Under One Roof: Mixed-Status Families Talk

Dec. 5, 2013 / By and
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Two different families with two different legal statuses share one thing in common: Fear...