The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Recycling Center, located on Long Beach State’s campus is one of the busiest recycling centers in Long Beach. It services CSULB’s campus and the public! It is the only CSU with a California Redemption Value (CRV) buyback center that not only helps Long Beach residents recycle, but does so efficiently. According to the City of Long Beach’s website, every resident produces an average of 1,432 pounds of trash per year! And unlike the city’s fa
Ideas worth sharing is the heart of the concept behind TED Talks, an increasingly popular forum for learning and expanding knowledge commonly shared through online videos. However, an opportunity is coming to Long Beach to be in an actual TED audience rather than watching a lecturer on your phone or computer. The third annual TEDxCSULB is approaching rapidly for the honors program students involved, who in the spirit of TED talks, are not just gaining knowledge, but real worl
I did it. I found the perfect mascot. Recently, a lot of local, regional, and even national media outlets have been running stories about the removal of Prospector Pete as Long Beach State’s mascot. Not because they care about Prospector Pete, have anything original to say, or have a strong stance or solution, but because at its core, the Prospector Pete removal is about political correctness. Here’s the thing: it doesn’t matter what side you’re on. Stories about “political c
Artist and Long Beach native Robert Irwin shares his installation art over the years at the University Art Museum on campus. On Jan. 29, Long Beach artist Robert Irwin debuted his art gala “Site Determined” at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB,) which takes visitors chronologically through the past four decades of his work as an abstract artist. Since the beginning of his career as an artist in the ‘50s from Los Angeles, Robert Irwin has made his mark on the art
Long Beach State women’s softball sophomore pitcher, Cielo Meza, threw seven strong innings earning the win in the opening game of the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge beating Louisiana Tech 2-1 on Thursday. The Fillmore, Calif. native only gave up two hits and one run with 12 strikeouts over her seven innings of work. Meza took the mound on Friday against James Madison where she threw eight innings of two run ball with nine strike outs to lead LBSU to a 4-2 victory. LBSU dr
John ("The Bossman"), Coach Buckley, and Paul Slater ("The Chosen One") What is a LBSU Dirtbag? In case you missed it, here's a highlight video of our interview with Long Beach State Dirtbag coach Troy Buckley. He talks expectations this season, teaches us what it means to be a Dirtbag, and how that relates to the movie 8 Mile. We sat down with Long Beach State Dirtbags coach Troy Buckley at EJ Malloy's to talk expectations for this year's club. We also played a game called '
Long Beach State senior forward, Gabe Levin, tied the 47-year single-game scoring record set by Ed Ratliff with 45 points in a 104-105 double overtime loss to UC Davis on last week. Levin set the Big West Conference record for free throws made, 24, and free throws attempted, 28, in addition to going 10-for-20 from the floor. The Oak Park, Illinois native followed that performance with a double-double, 20 points and 11 rebounds, in a win against Cal Poly on Saturday night at t
We sat down with former sports editor of the Long Beach Press-Telegram, the legendary Jim McCormack, at Legends on 2nd Street and he took us back in time to Long Beach sports of yesteryear. He talked about legendary Long Beach State coaches and walked us through how media has changed (14:50-47:32). Shoot Your Shot continues to be the official podcast of the countdown to the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles (2:34-4:47). In 'Iron Sharpens Iron' we talked about the red-hot St. Antho
Did You Know The Walter Pyramid is one of only three true pyramid structures in the United States and is the largest space-frame structure in North America? We call this... pyramid admiration. #drone #video #walterpyramid #pyramid #flyover #music #aerial #csulb #calstatelongbeach #longbeach #longbeachstate #49ers
In Long Beach, the Miller name is synonymous with philanthropy. But, aside from the unmistakable Miller Children’s Hospital at Long Beach Memorial, you probably don’t realize the extent of Earl and Loraine Miller’s generosity in supporting organizations that further health, education and the arts for youth in the Long Beach community. It’s a legacy that dates back to the early 20th Century.
Earl B. Miller was a successful asphalt and paving contractor in Southern California
We sat down with Long Beach State athletic director Andy Fee at EJ Malloy's (5506 Britton). He talked about his new role as the face of LBSU athletics and we tried to bargain with him in a new segment called "Let's Make a Deal" (12:34-42:31). We talked LBSU basketball in 'Iron Sharpens Iron' (3:32-10:57) and Good JuJu/Bad JuJu with our favorite Long Beach native JuJu Smith-Schuster (48:56-54:30). As always we ended the show with the 908 Athlete of the Week. This week is LBSU
In 1949, California was celebrating the 100th anniversary of the gold rush, and in Long Beach things were moving fast for the new State College. Legislators needed someone who could “prospect” potential locations and “mine” the country for new faculty; and they needed that person to move quickly. After all, the state government was pushing for the college to go from nothing to functioning in just over six months.
P. Victor Peterson was recruited to be the president of the n
Long Beach State men's basketball coach Dan Monson did something he thought he'd never have to do...Cut two of his top recruits from the 2010 recruiting class. He sat down with 908's Shoot Your Shot hosts Paul Slater and John Grossi and let them down easy. #danmonson #49ers #thebeach #longbeach #longbeachstate #csulb #basketball #losaltos #ejmalloys #paulslater #johngrossi #908 #eastlongbeach #college
Beer is Back! A quick Do's and Don't's guide for drinking during Long Beach State sporting events! #drinking #beer #pyramid #longbeachstate #csulb #sports #basketball #funny #video #beach #volleyball #thebeach #calstate #wine #sandbar
4700 Deukmajian Drive, Long Beach, CA 90804 The nostalgia surrounding Blair Field is second to none and it’s hard not to get the chills when stepping foot in its hallowed grounds. Although its history is somewhat of a mystery, it’s been one of the most prized baseball facilities in the United States.
Before 1958, youth baseball stars played ball at a practical baseball field at Recreation Park on the corner of Seventh Street and Park Avenue. It was dusty and ordinary, which
What’s in a name? Well, for California State University, Long Beach the question is more accurately – What is your name? Throughout the University’s 68-year history, it has had no less than five official names, one interim name and one name that only the athletics program uses. Sheesh. No wonder the campus is having a bit of an identity crisis. Let’s take a look at the history of the many names of that-state-college-in-Long-Beach.
1949: Los Angeles-Orange County State Colle
We sat down with legendary Long Beach State women's volleyball coach Brian Gimmillaro at EJ Malloy's in Los Altos as he talked his recent retirement. He told us what Drake was like and we made volleyball even more fun (13:02-40:24). We talked high school football and Long Beach State soccer in "Iron Sharpens Iron" (2:48-11:31) and as always we ended the show with the 908 Athlete of the Week. This week is Poly Jackrabbit quarterback Matt Corrall(43:21-46:32). #shootyourshot #b
We sat down at Avenue 3 Pizza & Subs (2226 Palo Verde, 90815) with Wilson and Long Beach State soccer alum Kristyn Benavidez. She gave us a rundown of her soccer career including the 2008 Moore League, CIF, State, and National champion Wilson Bruins. She also gave us her most memorable moments as a Long Beach State 49er. Benavidez “shot her shot” with this season’s LBSU women’s soccer team, which she says, “will reach the NCAA Final Four for the first time in school history.”
The Long Beach Open is a summer classic in our city. The four-day professional tournament is held at three of our public courses: Recreation 18, El Dorado, and Skylinks. With a current purse at 170,000, it is one of the biggest tournaments in the western United States. Only two Long Beach residents have ever won their hometown tournament. Paul Goydos in 1990 and Peter Tomasulo in 2005. Paul Goydos is a two-time PGA tour champion and 20-year card holder on the PGA tour. The ye