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Former CSULB student charged with trying to stab detective on campus |Sep 26, 2017

A 23-year-old woman has been charged with trying to stab a detective while fleeing from police at Cal State Long Beach earlier this month, according to authorities. Police said the woman, who used to be a student at CSULB, attacked the detective while he was chasing her on Sept.

Commentary: The Long Beach State name crisis needs to end |Sep 23, 2017

Long Beach State University. Cal State University Long Beach. LBSU. CSULB. Los Angeles-Orange County State College. Long Beach State College. The 49ers. The Dirtbags. Black & Gold. The Beach. Those are some of the many ways the third-largest Cal State University has referred to itself over the years, and President Jane Close Conoley is doing what she can to solve the branding issue at LBSU by listening.

The real Prospector Pete — the man who posed for the beleaguered CSULB statue — tells his story |Sep 22, 2017

Prospector Pete doesn’t care about the cartoonish mascot version of him. In fact, he says, “I’m 100 percent in favor of getting rid of him. But not the statue. The university has to keep the statue.

FBI investigating threats against Jewish students, Latino student group at CSULB |Sep 21, 2017

Cal State Long Beach officials have contacted the FBI following threats made against members of La Raza Student Association, as well as Jewish students. Campus police are also investigating the threats, which were made over the Internet and in the form of antagonizing fliers posted around the school’s Multicultural Center.

What will replace Prospector Pete at CSULB? Readers have some ideas |Sep 20, 2017

We are seriously enjoying the feedback over the Prospector Pete flap at Cal State Long Beach. It’s a lot more entertaining than the Robert E. Lee issue, which is giving us a headache (“Did you know that Lincoln was a Republican and the Klan was founded by Democrats?” Yes, but shut up.

Long Beach State men’s water polo finishes tournament schedule |Sep 20, 2017

The Mountain Pacific Invitational at USC this weekend is the last nonconference tournament of the season for Long Beach State men’s water polo. The 49ers (7-3) will play four matches in two days starting with a Friday afternoon game against Princeton.

Long Beach State women’s volleyball off to historically bad start as Big West opens |Sep 18, 2017

LONG BEACH >> With the Sparks playing in the Walter Pyramid last week, the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team was forced to practice in the Student Wellness and Recreation Center.

CSULB powers up campus solar panel installation |Sep 15, 2017

Cal State Long Beach on Friday debuted a new 11,040-panel solar installation expected to supply power for approximately one-third of the campus’ peak electricity demand. In addition to providing solar power, the new system adds 44 electric vehicle chargers to campus where there previously were only four.

Long Beach State notebook: Women’s soccer is back east this week |Sep 13, 2017

A pair of games on the East Coast this week finishes the nonconference schedule for the Long Beach State women’s soccer team. The 49ers (4-3-1) visit Connecticut on Thursday before traveling to New York to face St.

Long Beach, other Cal State schools stand their ground among regionals in U.S. News rankings |Sep 12, 2017

Cal State Long Beach rates as the ninth-best public institution among similar universities in the western United States, according to the latest edition of U.S. News and World Report’s annual higher-education rankings.

Meet CSULB’s newest officer: a yellow labrador named Avery |Sep 8, 2017

Avery, a bouncy yellow labrador with a nose trained for sniffing out dangerous devices, is the first ever canine to work alongside the human officers of Cal State Long Beach’s campus police department.

Long Beach State Notebook: Kaitlin Fregulia central to women’s soccer success |Sep 6, 2017

Kaitlin Fregulia is a product of Beach Futbol Club, and now the Long Beach State women’s soccer team is reaping all of the benefits. The Torrance native won multiple national tournaments in seven years with Beach FC before changing positions and becoming one of the most important players on the 49ers’ roster.

J.P. Crawford and Mike Marjama make MLB debuts |Sep 5, 2017

Two local products from historic programs made their Major League Baseball debuts in the last three days. Former Long Beach State standout Mike Marjama was called up by the Seattle Mariners this weekend, and Lakewood High alum J.

These streets near CSULB now require permit parking (that means no students) |Sep 3, 2017

A handful of streets in the Whaley Park neighborhood near Cal State Long Beach have been added to a permit parking district that bars non-residents — and students — from parking on the streets for more than an hour during the weekdays.

Notebook: Long Beach State men’s water polo starts season in San Diego |Aug 30, 2017

The Long Beach State men’s water polo team has high hopes for the 2017 season with a large group of returners. The 49ers kick off the campaign this weekend at the Triton Invitational hosted by UC San Diego.

Long Beach State women’s soccer shuts out Northwestern |Aug 25, 2017

LONG BEACH >> The Long Beach State women’s soccer team started life without senior captain Ashley Gonzales with an inspired performance and 2-0 win over No. 16 Northwestern on Thursday at George Allen Field.

At CSULB convocation, Conoley challenges campus to ‘listen’ and affirm ‘American values’ |Aug 25, 2017

Cal State Long Beach’s annual convocation is typically an occasion for campus leaders to commemorate the beginning of a new school year and to celebrate academic achievements, but recent violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia haunted this year’s ceremony.

Long Beach State volleyball enters new era under McKienzie-Fuerbringer |Aug 24, 2017

For the first time since 1984, the Long Beach State women’s volleyball team opens its season with a new head coach. Recently retired head coach Brian Gimmillaro didn’t miss a match in the last 32 years, and only missed one practice in that time (not due to illness but to recruit a high school player).

Notebook: Long Beach State Dirtbags coach Troy Buckley’s contract extended |Aug 23, 2017

Long Beach State Athletics Director Andy Fee announced Monday that Dirtbags head coach Troy Buckley signed a contract extension through the 2022 season. The extension includes four additional years, increased base salary and supplemental compensation based on success on and off the field.

Long Beach State women’s soccer shares points with CSUN in season opener |Aug 18, 2017

LONG BEACH >> A 73rd-minute penalty kick and a shot cleared off of the line in the last seconds of overtime helped the Long Beach State women’s soccer team avoid a season-opening upset to Cal State Northridge on Friday night at George Allen Field.

Long Beach State women’s soccer reloaded for 2017 season |Aug 16, 2017

LONG BEACH >> The 2017 Long Beach State women’s soccer teams has almost all of the characteristics of a national powerhouse. Despite having to replace a decorated senior class that included the Big West Conference midfielder and goalkeeper of the year, the 49ers have one of their deepest and most athletic teams in program history.

5 things to know as Long Beach State/Angels great Jered Weaver waves good-bye |Aug 16, 2017

Longtime Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jered Weaver, known for his laid-back surfer-dude manner and wicked ability to surprise hitters with precise pitch placement, announced his retirement from pro baseball Tuesday after 11 years with the Halos and one last tour with the San Diego Padres.

Molina Healthcare of Long Beach to expand Medicaid services in Illinois |Aug 15, 2017

Molina Healthcare, headquartered in Long Beach, announced plans to enter a new four-year contract to provide Medicaid health coverage throughout the state of Illinois.

Terrell Davis recalls Long Beach State days in Hall of Fame speech |Aug 12, 2017

It’s been more than 25 years since the Long Beach State football team played its last game, a 37-36 loss to Cal State Fullerton at the Santa Ana Stadium. But diehard 49ers fans got a nice hit of nostalgia last weekend with the induction of former star running back Terrell Davis into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

De’Anthony Langston’s Real Run basketball a summer haven for college players |Aug 3, 2017

LYNWOOD >> Famous NBA players and not-so-famous collegians have all played a part in the development of one of Southern California’s key basketball leagues. Players from schools such as USC, Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton compete in the eight-team Real Run Basketball league Mondays through Thursdays at Lynwood High School.

CSULB campus turnaround closed through November; authorities say plan ahead |Jul 24, 2017

Repairs on one of Cal State Long Beach’s main thoroughfares could snarl traffic around campus come fall, and authorities are asking those who commute to campus — via bicycle, bus, or car — to prepare accordingly.

CSULB President Jane Conoley taking lead role in school athletics program |Jul 22, 2017

It was after 11:30 p.m. the night that the Long Beach State women’s basketball team almost pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history, coming one shot shy of defeating No.

Long Beach State coming off of memorable year |Jul 22, 2017

Although there’s been much more successful seasons for Long Beach State athletics, there hasn’t been a more newsworthy 12-month span than last year. With a critical year coming up, here is a look at the top 10 LBSU stories from the 2016-17 athletics season.

Despite record applications in CSU, Long Beach campus expecting minimal growth this fall |Jul 20, 2017

Cal State Long Beach is likely to have more than 37,000 students enrolled when classes resume for the fall term, and enrollment growth there is expected to be slim after the Cal State University spends new money intended to accommodate more students up and down the state.

Discovery’s Shark Week to feature Chris Lowe and the CSULB Shark Lab |Jul 18, 2017

Shark Week is closing in fast. And the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week presentation this year will feature Chris Lowe, director of the CSULB Shark Lab, in a segment titled “Sharks and the City: LA” that’s set to air early next week.

Long Beach attorney named Public Lawyer of the Year by California State Bar |Jul 18, 2017

The California State Bar has named Long Beach Assistant City Attorney Mike Mais the 2017 Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year, according to a city announcement released Tuesday. John Appelbaum, chair of the Bar’s public law section, said Mais “embodies the ideal public lawyer” as one who has dedicated his career to providing advice to his clients “while maintaining his ethics and a sense of humor.

Former LBSU Dirtbags Jered Weaver, Danny Espinosa at career crossroads |Jul 18, 2017

A pair of former Long Beach State Dirtbags are going though the toughest times of their Major League Baseball careers. Veteran pitcher Jered Weaver is trying to get healthy and continue his 11-year career in San Diego while second baseman Danny Espinosa is looking for a place to do the same after being designated for assignment over the weekend.

Long Beach State choir wins international competition |Jul 17, 2017

The Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir, representing Cal State Long Beach, earned the top award at the Internationaler Chorwettbewerb in Spittal an der Drau, Austria, according to a press release from the university.

From Pony League to the pros, baseball-playing friends have remained close |Jul 14, 2017

Ever since they were 7-year-olds gamboling around on the same PONY baseball team in Fountain Valley, Brock Lundquist and Dillon Persinger have shared childhood dreams of playing professional baseball.

Taylor Crabb, new partner Jacob Gibb claw their way into quarterfinals |Jul 14, 2017

LONG BEACH >> What a difference a year makes. Taylor Crabb played with fellow former Long Beach State players in the open 6’s tournament at the World Series Of Beach Volleyball last year because he didn’t qualify for FIVB competition.

World Series Of Beach Volleyball starts with surprises |Jul 13, 2017

LONG BEACH >> Familiar faces are navigating unfamiliar circumstances this weekend at the World Series of Beach Volleyball in Long Beach. Some of the best players in the world are adjusting on the fly to new partners, fast playing surfaces and the USA vs.

9th Annual Ron Palmer Summer Basketball Camp Information |Jul 12, 2017

The ninth Ron Palmer Summer Basketball & Academic Camp is scheduled to take place Aug. 1-4 at Long Beach State. The camp, named after the legendary Poly basketball coach, runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.

Long Beach Wilson, CSUF alum Timmy Richards retires from baseball |Jul 10, 2017

Despite getting picked in the Major League Baseball draft each of the past two years, Long Beach Wilson High School and Cal State Fullerton alum Timmy Richards has decided to hang up the cleats and peruse other interests.

Inside the Shark Lab: How they track the mysterious great white shark |Jul 5, 2017

Great white sharks? Kind of overrated. Chris Lowe has had a life-long fascination with sharks, ever since he snagged a dogfish shark as a kid and rushed to the library to find out what it was. And through a 30-year-career as a marine biologist, he’s studied tiger sharks, hammerheads, blue sharks, reef sharks, you name it.

Area roundup: Tony Azevedo bringing Aquatic Games to Long Beach |Jun 28, 2017

Long Beach native Tony Azevedo is considered one of the greatest water polo players of all time, and after retiring from international play earlier this month, the five-time Olympian is trying to grow the game with events such as the Aquatic Games.

Small businesses give Long Beach mayor, city strong marks |Jun 26, 2017

Long Beach small business owners’ impressions of Mayor Robert Garcia and other City Hall officials have become more positive over the past two years, new survey results show. The Long Beach Small Business Monitor surveys small business owners to gather their opinions regarding city government every two years.

Long Beach State names a new coach to head its powerhouse volleyball women’s program |Jun 26, 2017

Long Beach State will name Joy McKienzie-Fuerbringer as its new women’s volleyball coach, athletic director Andy Fee confirmed Monday morning. McKienzie-Fuerbringer will be the successor to legendary coach Brian Gimmillaro, who won three national titles and recently announced his retirement after 32 years as head coach.

Long Beach Poly’s Jordan Bell headed to Golden State after NBA Draft |Jun 22, 2017

CALABASAS >> When Long Beach Poly and Oregon product Jordan Bell had his pro day workout with the Golden State Warriors, one of the people who popped in was the team’s owner, Joseph Lacob.

LB in MLB: Former Dirtbag pitchers face off Saturday |Jun 20, 2017

Long Beach State has had the most former players on Major League Baseball rosters in each of the last seven years. Thirteen former Dirtbags have already appeared this season, and a pair of LBSU starting pitchers will face each other on Saturday when the Toronto Blue Jays visit the Kansas City Royals.

Retiring coach will always dig Long Beach and CSULB: Rich Archbold |Jun 16, 2017

Brian Gimmillaro, Long Beach State’s legendary women’s volleyball coach, is having a difficult time dealing with his decision to leave a job he loved with an all-consuming passion. “This time is really, really hard for me,” he told me in a phone call from Vienna, Austria, on his way to talk with a young woman from Slovakia whom he recruited for this year’s 49er team.

Fourteen players drafted on the final day of the MLB draft |Jun 14, 2017

A plethora of baseball players, led by six players from Long Beach State, were drafted on the final day of the Major League Baseball draft on Wednesday. In all 14, players were selected. The six Long Beach State players drafted were: right-handed pitcher Darren McCaughan (Seattle Mariners), right-handed pitcher Josh Advocate (Texas Rangers), shortstop Laine Huffman (New York Mets), right-handed pitcher Dave Smith (Washington Nationals), outfielder Lucas Tancas (Pittsburgh Pirates) and third baseman Ramsey Romano (Chicago Cubs).

Two Long Beach State Dirtbags drafted on Day 2 of the MLB draft |Jun 13, 2017

Two Long Beach State baseball players had their names called on Day 2 of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft. Junior catcher David Banuelos was drafted in the fifth round by the Seattle Mariners while junior outfielder Brock Lundquist was drafted in the sixth round by the Toronto Blue Jays.

Cal State Fullerton tops Long Beach, heads to College World Series |Jun 11, 2017

LONG BEACH >>Colton Eastman didn’t pitch for 2 1/2 months because of elbow tightness, but on Sunday he pitched seven superb innings to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 2-1 victory over rival Long Beach State in Game 3 of their Super Regional in front of 2,896 at Blair Field.

Long Beach State Dirtbags lick wounds after NCAA Super Regional |Jun 11, 2017

LONG BEACH >> A dream weekend at Blair Field in the NCAA Super Regional against rival Cal State Fullerton turned into a nightmare for the Long Beach State baseball team on Sunday. Not because of the result, but because of the fashion in which it came.

Cal State Fullerton’s win over Dirtbags is college baseball at its best |Jun 11, 2017

LONG BEACH >> All around Blair Field, life went on. Picnickers and birthday parties on the grass, golfers at Recreation Park Municipal, tennis players at Billie Jean King. Inside, two baseball teams and 2,896 fans were wrapped tight in their bubble.