• lizbeth and kids Economy

    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 wo internet Economy

    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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  • cleaning up Richmond Economy

    Cleaning up Richmond

    Sep 19, 2014

    David Meza

    David Batiste says he loves the job he describes as “a little dangerous” and “never the same routine.” Batiste is an equipment operator with Richmond’s Code Enforcement Abatement crew. On this day, he is helping demolish a burned down house at 24th and Maricopa Ave. He said this home has been a source of blight, squatters and fires.
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    Cleaning up Richmond

    Sep 19, 2014

    David Meza

    David Batiste says he loves the job he describes as “a little dangerous” and “never the same routine.” Batiste is an equipment operator with Richmond’s Code Enforcement Abatement crew. On this day, he is helping demolish a burned down house at 24th and Maricopa Ave. He said this home has been a source of blight, squatters and fires.
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  • Shopping Carts Economy

    Fresno’s Recyclers Come Out of the Shadows

    Aug 25, 2014

    Colby Tibbet, Keirra Woods and Keishaye Woods

    For over 30 years, Mike Rhyne has been waking up at 2 a.m. to begin his workday. He makes between $500-600 a week. Like many people who choose to be self-employed, Rhyne enjoys the autonomy.
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    Fresno’s Recyclers Come Out of the Shadows

    Aug 25, 2014

    Colby Tibbet, Keirra Woods and Keishaye Woods

    For over 30 years, Mike Rhyne has been waking up at 2 a.m. to begin his workday. He makes between $500-600 a week. Like many people who choose to be self-employed, Rhyne enjoys the autonomy.
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  • teenager Economy

    Why Childcare Providers Are Unionizing

    Aug 05, 2014

    Oscar Bautista

    Tonia McMillian has been a childcare provider for over 20 years. After struggling with the problem-ridden industry for years, she now works with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to help her fellow childcare providers get the legal protections they need.
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    Why Childcare Providers Are Unionizing

    Aug 05, 2014

    Oscar Bautista

    Tonia McMillian has been a childcare provider for over 20 years. After struggling with the problem-ridden industry for years, she now works with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to help her fellow childcare providers get the legal protections they need.
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  • chelcee Economy

    Young, Homeless, and Chasing a Dream

    Jul 29, 2014

    Chelcee Bunkley

    People tend to think that poverty is the stuff they see in movies — people sleeping on the streets, doing drugs, and all that kind of stuff. But the reality is very different.
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    Young, Homeless, and Chasing a Dream

    Jul 29, 2014

    Chelcee Bunkley

    People tend to think that poverty is the stuff they see in movies — people sleeping on the streets, doing drugs, and all that kind of stuff. But the reality is very different.
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  • Flood-3-480x320 Economy

    Elections Rules May Change To Resolve Ongoing Water Issues in Mobile Homes

    May 29, 2014

    Maria Garcia and Brenda Rincon

    Mobile home park owners, along with several elected officials, are urging voters to pass Measure D, which they believe will improve representation of Eastern Coachella Valley residents on the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD). If passed, Measure D will change the CVWD election process from the current at-large system to by-division.
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    Elections Rules May Change To Resolve Ongoing Water Issues in Mobile Homes

    May 29, 2014

    Maria Garcia and Brenda Rincon

    Mobile home park owners, along with several elected officials, are urging voters to pass Measure D, which they believe will improve representation of Eastern Coachella Valley residents on the Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD). If passed, Measure D will change the CVWD election process from the current at-large system to by-division.
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  • wage theft Economy

    How Long Beach Immigrants Get Cheated Out of Their Pay, And What They're Doing To Stop It

    May 16, 2014

    Adalhi Montes

    Can you imagine working for weeks and not getting paid? According to Joanna Concepcion of the Filipino Migrant Center Community Organizer in Long Beach, wage theft is a "growing and a serious" problem among low-income workers in Long Beach and nationwide.
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    How Long Beach Immigrants Get Cheated Out of Their Pay, And What They're Doing To Stop It

    May 16, 2014

    Adalhi Montes

    Can you imagine working for weeks and not getting paid? According to Joanna Concepcion of the Filipino Migrant Center Community Organizer in Long Beach, wage theft is a "growing and a serious" problem among low-income workers in Long Beach and nationwide.
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  • brightened woods3 Economy

    Seniors Wait Up To 5 Years for Adequate Housing

    Apr 15, 2014

    Karina Cortez

    When Long Beach senior Robert Woods, 61, thinks of his current housing situation at the Bay Hotel in Long Beach, he says, “I can’t wait to get out.”
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    Seniors Wait Up To 5 Years for Adequate Housing

    Apr 15, 2014

    Karina Cortez

    When Long Beach senior Robert Woods, 61, thinks of his current housing situation at the Bay Hotel in Long Beach, he says, “I can’t wait to get out.”
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  • Anthony-Chavez-300x207 Economy

    Farmworker Advocates Give Cesar Chavez Film a Thumbs Up

    Apr 03, 2014

    Daniel Jimenez and Alfredo Camacho

    A day before the release of Cesar Chavez, the film, on March 27, farmworker advocates, children and elders gathered in Bakersfield to watch the film alongside members of the Chavez family. Directed by Mexican actor Diego Luna, and starring Michael Pena, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich, the film celebrates the life of civil rights activist, Ce...
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    Farmworker Advocates Give Cesar Chavez Film a Thumbs Up

    Apr 03, 2014

    Daniel Jimenez and Alfredo Camacho

    A day before the release of Cesar Chavez, the film, on March 27, farmworker advocates, children and elders gathered in Bakersfield to watch the film alongside members of the Chavez family. Directed by Mexican actor Diego Luna, and starring Michael Pena, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich, the film celebrates the life of civil rights activist, Ce...
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  • we love LCPs Economy

    Living Wage Advocates, Hotel Workers, Protest "Bluff Project"

    Mar 28, 2014

    Todd Johnson

    Christopher Zatarain arrived at the California Coastal Commission meeting at Long Beach City Hall at 8 a.m. last week to fill out a public comment card. He wanted to speak to the Commission about an issue close to his heart.
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    Living Wage Advocates, Hotel Workers, Protest "Bluff Project"

    Mar 28, 2014

    Todd Johnson

    Christopher Zatarain arrived at the California Coastal Commission meeting at Long Beach City Hall at 8 a.m. last week to fill out a public comment card. He wanted to speak to the Commission about an issue close to his heart.
    Continue to Long Beach Voicewaves
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