Posts Tagged as "COVID-19 pandemic"

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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.
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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.

Tenants march in downtown Long Beach, calling for protection from harassment by landlords

Oct. 14, 2020 / By
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The Long Beach Tenants Union has been organizing with tenants who have received high rent increases and felt harassed.
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Children’s education in Long Beach, nationwide may suffer in crowded living

Sep. 23, 2020 / By
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Cramped homes often disrupt learning and can lead to lower graduation rates, studies show.

New reporting shows possible delay in transition to zero-emission trucks at the Port

Sep. 14, 2020 / By
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While the Port of Long Beach has made strides in decreasing emissions, many residents say they have not done enough to reduce their impact on communities.

Long Beach residents drive throughout district one in support of canceling rent, adopting the People’s Budget

Aug. 31, 2020 / By
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District one residents shared how rent increases are impacting them and called for the adoption of many housing policies including in the People’s Budget proposal.