New Year's Eve is different this year, but here are some last minute choices to help welcome the New Year.

Restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic may have put the kibosh on the Naples Christmas Boat Parade, but it couldn't stop residents from continuing the tradition of lavish home decorations.

Even though the holiday season is going to be different this year, there are still plenty of ways to get in the Christmas spirit by helping others in Long Beach.

From her hospital bed in Lower Manhattan about to give birth to her first baby, Andrea Sulsona could look out her window and see building rubble still smoldering eight days after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center just two blocks away on Sept. 11, 2001.

In 1988, the course of Max Viltz’s life was profoundly affected by a trip to Egypt, led by an Egyptologist, Dr. Josef Ben-Jochannan, from Cornell University. The doctor led groups of African-Americans to Egypt to give a better understanding of African history in that country.

Shane Young might be a name that is new to you, but he has been here all along lending an extra hand volunteering behind the scenes. Most folks know his dad, who is out front on the stage — Gregg Young & the 2nd Street Band.

Anti-tobacco groups celebrated a win last week when California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB-793, a law banning the sale of tobacco and nicotine products in flavors other than tobacco. By Jan. 1, all stores will need to have those products off shelves.

Movies lend themselves to a streaming format, so organizers of the 27th annual Long Beach QFilm Festival had no qualms about moving the event online.

"I feel like a year ago we did one of the best record store days out there," Rand Foster, owner at the Fingerprints record store in the East Village, said this week. "It usually feels like a convenience store right before the hurricane with lines, and people digging for their music.