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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. 

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The 2019 Toyota USA Triathlon Paratriathlon National Championships will take place in Long Beach, USA Triathlon announced on Thursday, Jan. 24.

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About 60 people crowded into the Long Beach Multi-Service Center on Monday, Jan. 14, to learn more about what exactly they signed up for when they volunteered for Long Beach’s upcoming Homeless Count.

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The Age-Friendly University Network (AFU) invites higher education institutions around the world to publicly promote age-friendly policies. Long Beach State University recently joined AFU, although the school already has a long-standing history of support for the older adult community.

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The city of Long Beach says it has been bracing for weather-related disruptions resulting from the coming rains, including by readying sand and bags for residents fearing flooding.

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Now The Ecology Center has taken the effort further. Based in San Juan Capistrano, the nonprofit was formed to be a resource for sustainability, and has taken on the most basic of needs to be sustainable — food. The result is a hybrid book and cookbook called "Community Table: Recipes for an Ecological Food Future."

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A Long Beach homeless shelter known as Project Achieve that’s been operating in the city’s Magnolia District since 2005 can now become a 24-hour operation, after the Planning Commission approved the move at its Thursday, Jan. 3, meeting.

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Chloe, the small dog found whimpering with severe injuries in a Long Beach trash bin in December, has become quite active in her foster home as she continues to recover from surgery.