Archive for Category: "Wendy Lopez"

A Healthy Long Beach Is…

A Healthy Long Beach Is…

VoiceWaves Journalist Wendy Lopez asked Long Beach residents, “What does a healthy community look like?” Here’s what Camerine Ponn had to say.

Voter Registration in Long Beach

Voter Registration in Long Beach

The purpose of the Miguel Contreras Foundation is to enhance educational excellence in public schools, to provide working families with knowledge about educational opportunities for their children, to encourage civic participation among low income communities, especially communities of color, and to provide immigrants an opportunity to fully integrate into our society. VoiceWaves’ Wendy Lopez spoke […]

Summer Night Lights 2012

Summer Night Lights 2012

Text by Wendy Lopez, VoiceWaves Journalist. Edited and Produced by Antonio Ruiz Summer Night Lights will kick off this year on July 9th and run until august 31st.  The program targets at risk youth ages 16-24 and their families. Implemented in 2010, Summer Night Lights was created to provide safe spaces for healthy interaction to at risk youth […]

Community Voices: Jose Landino

Community Voices: Jose Landino

Jose Landino is a Long Beach hotel worker. He tells VoiceWaves Journalist Wendy Lopez what a healthy Long Beach looks like to him.

Working Towards A Living Wage

Working Towards A Living Wage

Nikole Cababa, Video still by VoiceWaves. Nikole Cababa is a community organizer with the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.  Born and raised in Long Beach, she is an active member of the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community, which is working to pass a living wage initiative here in […]

A Healthy Community Is…

A Healthy Community Is…

VoiceWaves Journalist Wendy Lopez asked Long Beach residents, “What does a healthy community look like?” Here’s what Camerine Ponn had to say.

Optimism in Long Beach’s Future

Optimism in Long Beach’s Future

VoiceWaves Journalist Wendy Lopez found optimism at the People’s State of the City event. Community Organizer Eric Leocadio explains why. Photo from Cambodia Town, CA website http://www.cambodiatown.org/

Advocating for Immigrant Rights

Advocating for Immigrant Rights

VoiceWaves Wendy Lopez interviewed Annette Quintero, Community Organizer for Long Beach Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition, about the organization’s mission and services. Quintero also described her view of a Healthy Long Beach.        

Living Love at the Bike Hub

Living Love at the Bike Hub

Photos and commentary by Wendy Lopez, VoiceWaves Youth Journalist. A close-up of a painting at the Living Love launch at the Bike Hub. 10.16.2011   Paintings by youth were displayed through out the Living Love event at the Bike Hub.  10.16.2011   There were no age limits for the mural painting through out the day! […]

Long Beach Summer Night Lights 2011

Long Beach Summer Night Lights 2011

Summer Night Lights is a violence prevention strategy and youth development project implemented at MLK, Drake and Admiral Kidd Park from July 5th until Sept 2nd of this year. The organizers, participants and friends celebrated its end of summer. From the Long Beach Press Telegram: The second year of the popular Summer Night Lights program […]

Maria Rios: Living the Ghost Life

Maria Rios: Living the Ghost Life

Written by Wendy Lopez, Voicewaves Youth Journalist Graphic by John Oliver Santiago. There comes a moment in life when even the simplest tasks seem difficult on the body.  Everything feels hard and demanding but that’s not the case for fifty-six year-old Maria Rios.  Once she turned fifty, her employer began talks about letting her go […]