Posts Tagged as "COVID-19 pandemic"

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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 19.
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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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PODCAST: How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed one Long Beach local’s employment

Mar. 30, 2021 / By
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In this podcast, a Long Beach local shares how the pandemic has changed their career path multiple times.
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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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The pandemic has made burgeoning artists have to find new ways to 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.
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IN PHOTOS: What it’s like to grieve during a pandemic

Jan. 15, 2021 / By
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A CSULB student documents what it is like for their grandmother to grieve the loss of her husband during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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A neglected crisis: A look at homelessness in Long Beach — Commentary

Dec. 2, 2020 / By
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In the first story from a series on being unhoused during the pandemic, Youth Reporter Ceferino Martirez brings attention to how this crisis is being neglected.

Compound x VoiceWaves panel: Youth on feeling safe in their own communities

Nov. 30, 2020 / By , and
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In this clip from our panel at Compound in Long Beach, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters discuss why they do or do not feel safe hanging out in their communities.

Compound x VoiceWaves panel: Youth Reporters on becoming more aware of local social issues

Nov. 30, 2020 / By , and
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In our panel hosted at Compound in Long Beach, VoiceWaves Youth Reporters speak on how they began to become more aware of issues and disparities in Long Beach.