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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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It may sound strange, but playing video games can be helpful training for surgeons. The eye-hand coordination and movements used by gamers are strikingly similar to those needed for robotic surgery.

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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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This is the 60th anniversary of the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, and the group continues to help people see and hear, even if they don't have the money for glasses, eye surgery or hearing aids.

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For the last 26 years, a group of gay and gay-friendly runners has started the Sunday of Gay Pride Weekend with a run along the beach, finishing in time to get back to Ocean Boulevard in time to watch or participate in the parade.

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As Long Beach struggles with disproportionately high rates of HIV infection and a skyrocketing amount of other STD cases, the city will launch a three-year plan to tackle the problem.

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There’s a raging wildfire that’s scorching the American retirement landscape. It’s called divorce, and it’s doubled for the 50-plus set and tripled for couples over 65.

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Earth Month is almost over, and the official Earth Day was on Monday, but there's one more sustainability-centered event this coming weekend.

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The new manager of Long Beach’s animal shelter may not be interested in adopting a “no-kill” moniker, but she says she is committed to euthanizing as few animals as possible.

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I was at an event recently when I bumped into a couple I hadn’t seen for some time. As we caught up over wine and cheese, the husband announced that he had retired about a year ago and was now at home 24/7.

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A person who recently traveled through the Long Beach Airport did so while having the measles, the city’s Health Department announced Wednesday, April 10, putting anyone who was there at the same time at risk of contracting the infectious disease.

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A social impact organization formed last year, Economic & Policy Impact Center (EPIC), has launched its first Leaders Institute to help people prepare to foster change in Long Beach.

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For the ninth year in a row, owners of big — really big — dogs will congregate this Saturday at the dog park in Recreation Park.

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The Long Beach City Council reported that no action was taken during its closed session meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19, when it was scheduled to negotiate the terms of a deal to reopen Community Hospital. The lack of any reported action implied that a final agreement may not have been reached.

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The president of Long Beach’s St. Mary Medical Center, Carolyn Caldwell, is disputing doctors’ accounts that potential forthcoming changes in their contracts are motivated by retaliation. But medical staff leadership appears to be sticking by its doctors’ claims.

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One of the findings from a recent audit of Long Beach’s animal shelter — that staff members only provided animals with six minutes of care each per day — lacked some crucial context, said Ted Stevens, Long Beach Animal Care Services manager.

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Medical staff at Long Beach’s St. Mary Medical Center is in turmoil, as its leaders believe the entire anesthesiology and radiology departments could be effectively laid off by the end of the month — and as far as the doctors know, there’s no one waiting in the wings to replace them.

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During the 1980s, Arlene Mercer drove to work and worried about the hungry people she saw on the side of the road. In 1989, she said she decided to do something about the situation.

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A watchdog group formed during the last election cycle has questioned the price the city is paying for the site of a year-round shelter for the homeless in north Long Beach, but city officials say the value is legitimate. 

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An 84-year-old woman suffering from dementia was placed in a cab after treatment at a Long Beach hospital and then dumped in the middle of the night outside a locked Alzheimer’s treatment facility, according to a complaint filed with the state by the woman’s daughter.

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North Long Beach will be home to the city’s first year-round municipal homeless shelter, which should be up and running by next summer, Long Beach officials announced today, Monday.

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Long Beach State University's Center for Health Equity Research at Long Beach State University will conduct a three-year study with a goal of reducing or preventing tobacco and cannabis use among a specific group of young adults.