Events are cancelled and venues are empty, but people still hunger for live entertainment. Blending the desire for fun with the need for safety, one Long Beach businesswoman has devised a plan for small-scale shows.

It was only natural that an engineering firm focused on the waterfront included a boat in the corporate fleet for touring company projects from the best vantage point possible — on the water.

Two decades ago, when Dave Sparks purchased his home on Rivo Alto Canal in Naples, the sellers sweetened the deal with something magical.

When Eric Gustafson, the co-owner of Flying Cloud Yacht sales, started working with a client a couple of years ago in the market for a power boat with creature comforts, he sensed his buyer was something more than a wannabe stink potter looking for a floating Barcalounger.

The 2020 OC Fair won’t take place this summer because of ongoing concerns about the coronavirus and uncertainty over when the state may lift its ban on large events.

Last week, the Bixby Knolls Food Pantry — an effort launched by Long Beach Unified School District students to help feed neighbors in need — and employees at the Law Offices of Robin D. Perry partnered together to create a fund that provides essential workers with gift cards for area eateries.

Greg Kight described his ideal boat to his dearest childhood friend, mariner Bob Blair, as “something classic, with clean lines, vintage with character.”

Last summer, while walking in Ala Wai Harbor visiting TransPac finishers, I came upon a boat with some Long Beach history. With everyone safer at home these days, it is an ideal opportunity to provide the current status on vessels like this one.

Writers Note: This story was written a week before most of us were asked to “social distance” ourselves from well...everyone else! So unfortunately the menudo spot mentioned in this story (as of me writing this) is no longer serving the magical soup on Saturdays due to the COVID-19 crisis. B…

Businesses deemed non-essential during the coronavirus crisis are to remain closed until further notice, with no specific date to reopen in sight. People who depend on those businesses for their entertainment — or even their livelihood — are stuck waiting for the situation to change.

Back in the 1960s, while anchored on our family boat in Catalina’s Cherry Cove, my brother John would wish he was at the nearby Camp Cherry Valley Scout Camp. It is located two coves north of Two Harbors, and when he was camping there with his Boy Scout troop, he wished he was in a boat anch…

When the Fred Hall Show was in town last month, I went to crawl on boats, wiggle lures, cast rods and try everything out. It was an outdoorsman version of tire kicking — back in the good old days before social distancing.

Good things come to those who wait. This summer and fall are going to be chockfull of so many great events. Sure, we keep hearing about all the regattas and other events that are kiboshed — but it just means the months ahead will be action-packed.

It was a busy weekend: Harbor Cup was raced at Los Angeles YC with Cal Maritime’s Keelhaulers taking top honors, with Long Beach’s Ryan Schack on mast and Hailey Thompson on pit.

Disneyland and Disney California Adventure will close through the end of March amid concerns about the coronavirus outbreak and an executive order from the state regarding large gatherings at entertainment venues.

St. Patrick's Day is next Tuesday and here is list of some activities to help celebrate, with the action starting this weekend. It's always a good idea to double check the details of any event you're planning on attending — some major events, including the party on the Queen Mary, have been …