A new, smaller design for the Belmont Beach Aquatic Center — one expected to pass muster at the state Coastal Commission — is ready to go to Long Beach's Planning Commission this month.

A wrongful-death claim against the city of Long Beach has been filed on behalf of the daughter of a woman killed when, authorities said, a police-pursued suspect slammed into her vehicle in May.

Literary Women's 37th annual Long Beach Festival of Authors is taking place on March 7 next year at the Convention Center, and the group of readers and writers also have announced that registration for the event will open to the public on Jan. 1.

Long Beach's Public Library Department announced Monday that it will join with the city's Department of Health and Human Services in a pilot project to provide help for homeless people found in the library setting.

The Queen Mary, the jewel of Long Beach’s waterfront, has faced some tough challenges in recent years — and still needs several crucial repairs. So the city auditor is set to investigate the ship’s finances and the lease that governs its operator.

An expectation of steady rain this Wednesday has prompted city and Convention & Visitors Bureau officials to move the Convention Center tree lighting party to next Monday.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five youth aged 13-18 experiences a severe mental health condition at some point during their life. Also, 75 percent of adults with mental illness report having symptoms prior to the age of 24.

American Express, the credit card company, had an idea a decade ago to increase its small business market share and help those small business owners at the same time.

’Tis the season for home cooked meals and family gatherings. But according to Jake Heflin, a 20-year veteran of the Long Beach Fire Department, it's also the season for Thanksgiving cooking fires.

Longtime Peninsula resident and Alamitos Bay Yacht Club member Isabelle Lounsberry passed away on Saturday, Nov. 15, with her daughter Robin and son-in-law Mark Townsend at her bedside. She leaves her daughter, two granddaughters, Jennifer Kopp and Megan Smith, and four great grandchildren.

LaJuana Rudy, a Naples and Bay Harbor resident for several decades, died suddenly on Wednesday, Nov. 13. LaJuana, affectionately known as LJ, was the neighborhood Mom for many who grew up in the Naples and Belmont Shore communities.

A rash of lawsuits against Belmont Shore businesses, primarily restaurants, is part of an ongoing pattern of Americans with Disabilities Act legal actions for profit, according to prominent Long Beach attorney Michele Dobson.

College classes will be taught at the Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library beginning next February in a step toward a satellite campus in north Long Beach.

It isn't going to be open in time for the Thanksgiving rainstorm, and work on the building will delay the opening another week, but city officials say the winter emergency shelter for the homeless will be available beginning Saturday, Dec. 7.

Barbara Alpert, a leading supporter for the Long Beach Jewish community through educational and cultural programs, especially for children, died Sunday, Nov. 24, according to her family. She was 88.

It was 1967 and the Beatles had just released their Magical Mystery Tour album and one of their most famous songs, “All You Need Is Love.” That sentiment is as true today as it was over 50 years ago. All you really do need is love.

Coyote sightings and encounters are on the rise in Long Beach as winter approaches, and the Animal Care Services Bureau has some tips on handling the wild animals.

At The Beach we enjoy a reputation for “quality instruction provided in an environment in which scholarship, creative, artistic and professional activity are valued and supported.” Included among the activities we value and support is research.

Each November, homes across the country are filled with relatives and tables are heaped with platters of food. Unlike other gift-centered holidays, Thanksgiving is a time for families to share a meal and spend time together.

The rusting, former Soviet submarine that’s been anchored off the Queen Mary in Long Beach for 21 years appears to be on its way out, though it’s unknown who the prospective buyer is.

A former Long Beach police records clerk who filmed nearly 70 of his co-workers at police department bathrooms was sentenced to six years in county jail on Friday, Nov. 15, after he pleaded no contest last month, according to officials.

More than a month after Long Beach appeared ready to implement a far-reaching ban on flavored tobacco products throughout the city, the council approved a much narrower prohibition.