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    El Niño Hits Long Beach Homeless Community

    Feb 02, 2016

    Rudy Cardoso-Peraza and Mariah Smith

    Frequent and powerful storms fueled by El Niño are expected to continue to hit Southern California this winter season. Long Beach's homeless community will feel the brunt of the wet weather. VoiceWaves interviewed several individuals who shared their experiences with life on the streets this winter.
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    El Niño Hits Long Beach Homeless Community

    Feb 02, 2016

    Rudy Cardoso-Peraza and Mariah Smith

    Frequent and powerful storms fueled by El Niño are expected to continue to hit Southern California this winter season. Long Beach's homeless community will feel the brunt of the wet weather. VoiceWaves interviewed several individuals who shared their experiences with life on the streets this winter.
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    Long Beach Votes to Raise the Minimum Wage

    Jan 22, 2016

    Michael Lozano

    Hundreds of workers and youth organizers faced off with small business owners at City Council Tuesday to raise the minimum wage. Both sides made their last efforts to sway the vote in their favor. See how the council voted and what low-income workers said was at stake for their livelihood and for the city.
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    Long Beach Votes to Raise the Minimum Wage

    Jan 22, 2016

    Michael Lozano

    Hundreds of workers and youth organizers faced off with small business owners at City Council Tuesday to raise the minimum wage. Both sides made their last efforts to sway the vote in their favor. See how the council voted and what low-income workers said was at stake for their livelihood and for the city.
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    Would You Like a Living Wage With That?

    Dec 18, 2015

    Michael Lozano

    It’s common after dining out to wonder how much to leave as a tip for your server. Given the low wages for many in the restaurant industry, the amount could determine whether your server affords rent that month. <br/> <br/>
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    Would You Like a Living Wage With That?

    Dec 18, 2015

    Michael Lozano

    It’s common after dining out to wonder how much to leave as a tip for your server. Given the low wages for many in the restaurant industry, the amount could determine whether your server affords rent that month. <br/> <br/>
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    #ThePinkTax: The Hidden Cost of Being a Woman

    Dec 14, 2015

    Kody Stoebig

    In all the talk about the wage gap between men and women, there’s another gender disparity that has slipped past us all for years: the Pink Tax.
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    #ThePinkTax: The Hidden Cost of Being a Woman

    Dec 14, 2015

    Kody Stoebig

    In all the talk about the wage gap between men and women, there’s another gender disparity that has slipped past us all for years: the Pink Tax.
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    Life After Jail: How to Get a Job in Long Beach

    Nov 09, 2015

    Alexa Ramirez

    At 26.5 percent, the 2014 unemployment rate for 16 to 19-year-olds in the Los Angeles- Long Beach – Santa Ana area means that getting a job as a millennial is not easy. As if being a young person was not tough enough, those youth who have been incarcerated or are on probation face an even bigger problem upon entering the workforce.
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    Life After Jail: How to Get a Job in Long Beach

    Nov 09, 2015

    Alexa Ramirez

    At 26.5 percent, the 2014 unemployment rate for 16 to 19-year-olds in the Los Angeles- Long Beach – Santa Ana area means that getting a job as a millennial is not easy. As if being a young person was not tough enough, those youth who have been incarcerated or are on probation face an even bigger problem upon entering the workforce.
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    Long Beach Residents Join Fight for Fifteen

    Aug 17, 2015

    Michael Lozano

    About 70 residents rallied alongside city councilmembers in support of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The demand follows recent minimum wage hikes by the Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles County.
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    Long Beach Residents Join Fight for Fifteen

    Aug 17, 2015

    Michael Lozano

    About 70 residents rallied alongside city councilmembers in support of raising the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. The demand follows recent minimum wage hikes by the Los Angeles City Council and Los Angeles County.
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    Richmond City Council Approves Rent Control Ordinance

    Jul 24, 2015

    Malcolm Marshall

    Richmond will become the first California city in decades — and the first in Contra Costa County ever — to enact a rent control ordinance, after a 4-1 approval by the Richmond City Council.
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    Richmond City Council Approves Rent Control Ordinance

    Jul 24, 2015

    Malcolm Marshall

    Richmond will become the first California city in decades — and the first in Contra Costa County ever — to enact a rent control ordinance, after a 4-1 approval by the Richmond City Council.
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    Cuentos de Coachella

    Jul 07, 2015

    Coachella Unincorporated Reporters

    Earlier this year, students from the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) joined the Land Use Planning Awareness (LUPA) Project to learn about the power of land use planning in the eastern Coachella Valley. The students chose to focus their efforts on raising awareness about the need for affordable housing in Coachella.
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    Cuentos de Coachella

    Jul 07, 2015

    Coachella Unincorporated Reporters

    Earlier this year, students from the Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) joined the Land Use Planning Awareness (LUPA) Project to learn about the power of land use planning in the eastern Coachella Valley. The students chose to focus their efforts on raising awareness about the need for affordable housing in Coachella.
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    No More Slumlords Aims to Rid Fresno of Absent Landlords

    Mar 18, 2015

    Lauren Baker

    Many families live in unsafe, unhealthy conditions and absentee and negligent landlords contribute to blighted conditions where criminal activities take place unchecked. This is why Sergio and Ashley Cortes founded No More Slumlords, a social media campaign which urges Fresnans to get involved to ensure a safe and healthy living environment.
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    No More Slumlords Aims to Rid Fresno of Absent Landlords

    Mar 18, 2015

    Lauren Baker

    Many families live in unsafe, unhealthy conditions and absentee and negligent landlords contribute to blighted conditions where criminal activities take place unchecked. This is why Sergio and Ashley Cortes founded No More Slumlords, a social media campaign which urges Fresnans to get involved to ensure a safe and healthy living environment.
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    I Become “Mom” When She’s At Work

    Oct 21, 2014

    Lisbeth Vazquez

    “You wanna come over to a girl’s night out?” “Sorry, I can’t. I have to stay home and take care of my brothers because my mom has work tonight.” That is the story of my life most of the time.
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    I Become “Mom” When She’s At Work

    Oct 21, 2014

    Lisbeth Vazquez

    “You wanna come over to a girl’s night out?” “Sorry, I can’t. I have to stay home and take care of my brothers because my mom has work tonight.” That is the story of my life most of the time.
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    Growing Up with No Internet

    Sep 19, 2014

    Baylingual

    Growing up, I never really had a stable computer. The computer we had was always using those free internet disks when the last subscription expired and the computer always seemed like it needed to be fixed. I know that was what my family could afford at the time, but it sucked how the schools would have good computers.
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    Growing Up with No Internet

    Sep 19, 2014

    Baylingual

    Growing up, I never really had a stable computer. The computer we had was always using those free internet disks when the last subscription expired and the computer always seemed like it needed to be fixed. I know that was what my family could afford at the time, but it sucked how the schools would have good computers.
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