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Long Beach experienced more sanitary sewer overflows — which can impact environmental and public health — than most similarly sized cities in recent years. But the city’s Health and Human Services Department, along with its Water Department, is working to change that.

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Tales about college students subsisting on a diet of ramen noodles and mac and cheese have been joked about for ages. But food insecurity — the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food — is no laughing matter.

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Long Beach's Development Services Department has released a notice that it plans to file a "Mitigated Negative Declaration" to cover environmental issues related to Carnival Cruise Lines' expansion of the dock next to the Long Beach Cruise Terminal.

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Editor's Note: Long Beach's city government will begin doing business Tuesday, July 30, in its new City Hall. To mark the occasion, Hayley Munguia chronicles the history of our seat of government.

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Seal Beach residents got a look July 17 at what sea level rise could mean to them, thanks to a city presentation showing that large swaths of the small municipality could flood by 2050 and that the odds of even greater inundation will increase throughout the century.

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Experts agree, ocean pollution is a problem that is easy to recognize, but hard to solve.

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Long Beach’s dirty ocean water at Coronado Avenue, west of Belmont Pier, makes it one of the 10 worst beaches in the state, according the 2018-2019 Beach Report Card released Wednesday by Heal the Bay. It’s the first time the beach has made the group’s “Beach Bummer” list.

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In the first real home she’s been able to call her own in about a decade, Army veteran Melissa Degnan apologizes for the narrow entryway, blocked by a couple of cardboard boxes stacked there, noting that she’s still getting organized after moving in a few months ago.

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Rumblings of discontent have been increasing about street diet projects eliminating car lanes and adding bike lanes, primarily in east and south Long Beach. But the latest flap is about one corner on one intersection 54th Place and Ocean Boulevard.

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The city of Long Beach has miles of coastline and more than 170 parks … a plethora of places for children and families to get outside and enjoy nature. But caring for this vast expanse of property, and its structures, is expensive.

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For more than a decade, a primary component of water conservation programs in Long Beach and other Southern California cities has been incentives to remove lawns and replace them with drought-tolerant native plants.

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El Dorado Nature Center, on Spring Street between the San Gabriel River and the 605 Freeway, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this summer.

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According to the Center for City Park Excellence, dog parks, also known as “off-leash dog areas,” are among the fastest growing park amenities in the combined parks systems of the 100 largest US cities.

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California’s Coastal Commission unanimously approved a plan — with a series of conditions — to move some palm trees and plant more along Marina Drive last week, clearing the way for a Complete Streets rebuild of the street between Alamitos Bay Marina and the under-construction 2nd & PCH …

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A skate park built on the beach. Elaborate sandcastles on display, near free yoga and volleyball clinics. And thousands of tickets, also free, to watch a concert on the sand on Alamitos Bay.