The new bunk bed comes courtesy of Tito Rodriguez, known as “Hood Santa” and founder of Local Hearts Foundation, and anonymous donors who reached out after the Post wrote about the five girls and their Dad, Jesse Alcala, doing virtual school in their two bedroom Central Long Beach apartment.
This is school during the coronavirus pandemic: Long Beach parents are watching as their children plop in front of computers to see their classmates and teachers in tiny squares.
The protests centered on the killing of George Floyd, who was suffocated by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25, and the killing of Breonna Taylor, who Louisville police officers fatally shot in her apartment while serving a no-knock warrant on the wrong address.
These images reflect a city in turmoil.
In 2019 the Post expanded its video coverage, with a look at homelessness, local artists, a candy warehouse in Signal Hill, a pastor who turned his life around, and more.
From tragedy to weather to political rallies and car races, it was a busy year in Long Beach.
“Long Beach is showing ’em how to do it, huh?”
After speaking on stage in the presidential forum the candidates were taken to the spin room.
More than 300,000 books, were on the move Wednesday as Long Beach Public Library staff members moved the tomes to their new home at the corner of Broadway and Pacific Avenue in Downtown.