Patrick Moreno

Patrick Moreno is a graduate of the CSULB department of journalism. He wrote for the Daily 49er and spent more than a year with VoiceWaves reporting on the diverse communities of Long Beach. Originally from Ventura California, Moreno studied photography for 5 years before transferring to CSULB to work on his writing. At the heart of his work is Moreno's love for culture and the arts, but it is through factual and fair reporting that he hopes to transform his community into a place where people can express themselves and continue to thrive. Patrick is also a musician, artist and photographer, beach bum, and capoerista!

Posts by Patrick Moreno:

A Young Person’s Guide to Getting a Job in Long Beach

Dec. 27, 2013 / By
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Let’s face it: While it’s been a few years since the recession began, it’s still hard to find a job...

Youth To Be A Priority in LB Violence Prevention Plan

Mar. 15, 2013 / By
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Focusing on youth intervention and prevention was at the top of the list of tasks that resulted from last week’s first community meeting to create a concrete violence prevention plan in Long Beach...

SCIG Passes, But the Fight isn’t Over Yet

Mar. 15, 2013 / By
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So it begins. What has been a long uphill battle, might get even longer.

More than a week has passed since The Port of Los Angeles’ Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Environmental Impact Report for construction of a cutting-edge shipping yard on the edge of Long Beach by railroad giant Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF)...

Q&A: Rene Castro Gets to the Root of Community Violence

Mar. 8, 2013 / By
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Over the years, Long Beach has gained somewhat of a reputation as a violent city.

Just last year, Long Beach was named by the Centers for Disease Control as one of the top five cities in the nation with gang violence...

LB Students Ask For Wellness Centers in High Schools

Mar. 1, 2013 / By
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For two months last year, 17-year-old Polytechnic High School Senior Amanda Em was sick and didn’t seek treatment...

High Rents, Low Wages Spell Housing Crisis for LB’s Working Poor

Feb. 23, 2013 / By
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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Thousands of families here are being financially stretched to their breaking point due to rental costs that are out of sync with what the average resident can afford, according to recently released city data — and the job outlook over the next seven years doesn’t suggest that will change anytime soon...

The Peace Builders: Michelle Molina

Feb. 14, 2013 / By
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“An expert in peace,” words used by Second District Council Person Suja Lowenthal to describe Michelle Molina...

Long Beach Youth Weigh in on Gun Control

Feb. 10, 2013 / By
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All over the country, people have been debating gun control after the tragic events at Sandy Hook elementary school left 20 children and six staffers killed...

Season For Nonviolence Kicks Off

Jan. 30, 2013 / By
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By VoiceWaves Beat Reporter Patrick Moreno

It was a regular day at a grocery store in Long Beach until gunshots rang...

What Does Building Peace in the Community Look Like?

Jan. 26, 2013 / By
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This Sunday is the kick-off event for Long Beach’s local campaign for ‘Season for Nonviolence.’ The campaign is 64-day-long grassroots, media, and educational campaign beginning on Jan...

MLK Parade Draws Hundreds in Long Beach

Jan. 24, 2013 / By
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Photos by Chris Rusanowsky

The Lakewood High School marching band ‘thrilled‘ Long Beach residents of all ages Saturday, performing a rendition of Michael Jackson’s classic hit ‘Thriller’ during a parade marking the end of peace-week celebrations this year in Long Beach...

Local Community Leaders React to Mayor’s State of the City

Jan. 18, 2013 / By
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While some community leaders have showed support after Mayor Bob Foster’s optimistic 2013 State of the City, some still have reservations about how firmly he patted his own back and those of city staffers during the speech...