The pitchers’ duel at Blair Field in May of 2012, featured about a half dozen players who would play professionally, four of whom still do.
The cancellation of the race, not only means the loss of tens of millions of dollars but one of the events that define the city.
This week Mike & JJ are talking to Long Beach Poly football coach Stephen Barbee about the Jackrabbits, and to Long Beach State athletics director Andy Fee about breaking news from the NCAA.
In the roughly 140 years that organized sports have taken place in Long Beach, there’s never been a shutdown like the one we’re experiencing.
This week on the podcast Mike & JJ are talking about The562.org hosting a video game tournament for Long Beach high school students this weekend.
Over the last two weeks, the Long Beach Unified School District has scrambled to transform its 80 separate campuses into one online hub.
The Long Beach Unified School District’s campuses are closed until at least May 3, but the district’s more than 70,000 students still have access to online instruction and vital services including free meals.
The district will also be distributing more information on home-learning plans on Monday, and students will be able to pick up Chromebooks to complete the work on Wednesday.
Longtime district head Chris Steinhauser is set to retire at the end of the school year, and the LBUSD has spent the last few months holding community input forums and searching for his replacement.
Other major details about the rest of this school year have yet to be figured out, mostly because of the uncertainty about how long the closure in Long Beach and around the state will actually last.