Posts Tagged as "COVID-19 pandemic"

Tents are lined up on the ground in a ditch next to a street in front of sign welcoming people to Long Beach.

VIDEO: Long Beach program and unhoused residents speak on struggles of people experiencing homelessness

Jul. 28, 2021 / By
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In this video, we follow a local community outreach program to learn more about what Long Beach's unhoused residents are experiencing and what they'd like others to know about how they are perceived.
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After months of organizing by tenants, City Council set to vote on temporarily banning evictions for substantial remodeling

Jul. 6, 2021 / By
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Tenants and advocates have spoken up about a substantial remodeling “loophole” being used by landlords to pursue evictions. A policy to end these evictions is finally up at city council.
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Unhoused CSULB students face challenges accessing food, financial assistance during pandemic

Jun. 30, 2021 / By
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Unhoused university students report existing issues with accessing food and financial aid being exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A sign at Poly High School welcomes students back and says in-person instruction will continue until June 16.

LBUSD schools with more students of color had less students return to in-person learning

May. 24, 2021 / By
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Less students at schools with higher student of color populations returned to in-person learning for the close of this school year. Students discuss why they are or aren't returning.
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For Long Beach grocery workers, soon to expire hero pay has helped with necessities and mental health during the pandemic

May. 12, 2021 / By
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Stores have been hesitant to embrace hero pay ordinances, but the additional dollars per hour have been beneficial for grocery workers.
A man with a mask over his mouth poses in front of a tree and holds a sign saying "Food 4 Less enforce mask use."

Long Beach residents continue protesting Kroger as closure of two local stores nears

Apr. 9, 2021 / By
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Both the Food 4 Less in North Long Beach and a Ralphs near the Traffic Circle are set to close April 17.
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Young adult expansion of Medi-Cal benefits many, but also highlights other age groups’ healthcare benefits needs

Mar. 30, 2021 / By
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The expansion has benefited many young adults throughout the state, but organizers say it has also shown how there continues to be a need for further expansions of benefits.
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CSULB students upset by proposed change to current grading policy

Mar. 19, 2021 / By
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The proposed change could lead to the integration of pluses and minuses into grades, impacting GPAs and decisions based on them like academic probation and financial aid.
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Explaining California’s expansion of full scope Medi-Cal for undocumented youth ages 19 to 25

Mar. 16, 2021 / By
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Full scope Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented youth ages 19 to 25 first began in January 2020. This guide answers some questions you may have about these benefits.
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Long Beach youth share how they’ve coped with pandemic-related anxieties

Feb. 25, 2021 / By
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Long Beach youth tell us about the hobbies they've picked up to deal with anxieties brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“A totally different experience”: Long Beach musicians speak on how the pandemic has changed how they work

Feb. 17, 2021 / By
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Three musicians speak on how the pandemic has made them have to find new ways to work, reach listeners and stay creative.

VIDEO: VoiceWaves explains Long Beach’s food deserts

Jan. 29, 2021 / By
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In this video, we explain what a food desert it is and what it looks like in Long Beach, as well as what one resident is doing to fight it.