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As the Queen Mary’s operator, Urban Commons, attempts to free itself from its contract with Long Beach in ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, the city is seeking compensation for what officials say are several failures by the firm.

It is known all too well that in the last 14 months of coronavirus shutdowns, many are suffering with food and housing insecurity, job losses, isolation and the challenges of being educated from home with insufficient technology. But one issue not discussed as much is the falloff in the repo…

“I was heartbroken when they closed on March 31 of 2019. It was like losing a friend," former Bixby Knolls resident Marty Devitt said. “I learned to swim there. We spent holidays at the club, attending parties, and I celebrated my 21st birthday in the Red Room.”

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While the duck pond in El Dorado Park just off Studebaker Road long has been a popular spot for families — especially those with young children — it also long has been a challenge for city maintenance and management crews.

“One bite at a time” is how Kim Thompson, the director of Seafood for the Future for Long Beach’s Aquarium of the Pacific, suggests we all change our behavior to be both socially and environmentally conscious. She suggests simple changes — like instead of a burger for lunch, occasionally opt…

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New building projects continue to spring up in Long Beach, despite the hurdles many developers have had to overcome during the coronavirus pandemic — but one forthcoming project in the city will be built specifically because of the crisis.

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