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It's official. The Civic Center Grand Opening has been set for the evening of July 29, with Long Beach's government operating out of the new City Hall the next day.

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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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September is the target for opening the new Main Library downtown, and the search for a name is coming down to the wire with a deadline this Friday, June 21, for suggestions.

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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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A development project similar to Long Beach’s Douglas Park could soon come to the city’s former Boeing C-17 manufacturing plant, a 93-acre plot of land located between the Long Beach Airport and Cherry Avenue.

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When the Long Beach Media Collaborative officially convened in 2017, the four publications involved — the Press-Telegram, the Long Beach Post website, the Grunion Gazette and the Long Beach Business Journal — sought to address the divide between those with internet access and those without.

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This article is part of “The Housing Divide: Making it in Long Beach,” a series of stories from the Long Beach Media Collaborative examining the impacts of the statewide housing crisis on our city. The Collaborative was initiated by the Long Beach Community Foundation and is funded by the Kn…

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Long Beach saw a slight uptick in the number of homeless people this year compared with 2017, according to data published Tuesday, June 4, though city officials described those numbers as essentially flat because they fell within the margin of error.

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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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Monday, Memorial Day, is a federal holiday and banks, schools, many businesses and most government offices will be closed.

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In what has become an annual event during kitten season, Mayor Robert Garcia and the city's Animal Care Services will invade the City Hall lobby next week offering cute kittens for adoption.

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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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It’s been more than a year since the Long Beach Water Department staked out its position in favor of merging with the city’s Gas and Oil Department — and water commissioners still have their eye on just such a consolidation.

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The closure of a mid-20th century symbol of oil wealth in and around Long Beach has Long Beach Heritage interested in launching a campaign to save the Bixby Knolls building.

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Long Beach’s top cop wants body-worn cameras to go Police Department-wide, after seeing positive results during a one-year pilot program, the chief wrote in a memo to the city manager and City Council last month.

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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.