Sarah Bennett is a contributor to the Hi-lo and editor-at-large focusing on digital strategies and special projects at the Long Beach Post. She previously served as executive editor during the publication’s early years—a position she obtained by editing its print version with a red pen. A latchkey kid, Bennett was raised by the streets of L.A. and used buses and Metro rail lines to explore its diverse neighborhoods. Her love for music, especially punk, took her on journeys throughout the Southland and had her dreaming of becoming a band manager or running a record label. Instead, she became a music columnist before adding food, art, culture and beer to her writing repertoire. You can find her words on several local, national and international publications that span well over a decade. Google it, the names are too many to list. Most recently, Bennett helped launch the quarterly magazine theLAnd, which spawned from the death of the once vibrant alt-weekly LA Weekly where she served as its food editor. A longtime zinester, she is the co-founder of Long Beach Zine Fest, which began in 2015. Bennett teaches journalism at Santa Ana College where she began her reporting career writing for its student newspaper. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at USC. Bennett half-jokes that “work is life and life is work” but says she is now trying to relax more. That includes fighting the urge to pitch a story wherever she travels. Not surprisingly, she doesn’t understand the concept of boredom.

Co-Working For Greater Good: WE Labs Prepares for Grand We-Opening

In the two months since Markus Manley died, his friends, family, colleagues and collaborators have struggled to pick up where Long Beach’s most serial motivator left off. And through sadness and strength, those who knew him best are picking up his projects, scouring his notebooks and reaching out to those he inspired to forge a new future for WE Labs, itself a culmination of his life’s work.

Full List of Endorsements For Long Beach Mayoral Candidates Damon Dunn and Robert Garcia

Every election comes with its share of endorsements, but with such a wide breadth of them rolling in for this year’s intense mayoral race, it has become overwhelming to the average voter. While we have sought to individually cover the most significant endorsements from current titleholders for both businessman Damon Dunn and Vice Mayor Robert Garcia–the two candidates who will be on the ballot June 3–we have compiled here a comprehenive list of endorsements as provided by each candidate.