Office Hours: Come talk to us at a library near you

We want to have real conversations with you! Seriously, we do. That’s why we have Office Hours, where we send reporters to different parts of the city to work from and be available to the community.

In the past, we’ve brought Office Hours to coffee shops, bars and restaurants across the city, but we want to make sure we’re accessible to everyone. This weekend, talk to breaking news reporter Valerie Osier or diversity and immigration reporter Stephanie Rivera at a Long Beach library in Downtown or North Long Beach.

You can ask us pretty much anything: How do we decide what to report on? Who do we talk to to make sure we have a balanced story? What’s the name of our office dog? You can also share news tips or story ideas with us and tell us about your part of the community.

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Valerie Osier is the Social Media & Newsletter Manager for the Long Beach Post. She started at the Post in 2018 as a breaking news reporter. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from the Cal State Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband and two cats.