Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s stepfather, Greg O’Donnell, has died from coronavirus complications, the city’s elected leader announced Monday, Aug. 10 — two weeks after the mayor lost his mother.

RowofLife, the boat that Paralympian Angela Madsen was using on her catastrophic attempt to row from Marina del Rey to Honolulu, is presumed lost at sea.

A mid-20th Century post office building covering a city block in the Belmont Heights neighborhood of Long Beach is on the market.

Megan Kerr resigned as vice president LBUSD’s Board of Education Wednesday night, Aug. 5, and then nominated panel member Juan Benitez to replace her — but he declined to accept the role, in a show of unity after weeks of controversy over the annual-and-normally-routine leadership change.

“It feels like we are somewhere in Europe.” Christine and Carl Bloom said last week as they were finishing up their al fresco Italian lunch at Domenico’s Pizza on Second Street in Belmont Shore.

In an effort to address and move past the stigma surrounding cannabis, Long Beach nonprofit C.A.R.E. (Cannabis Awareness Research Economics) is hosting virtual conferences every first Thursday of the month. The next conference is happening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.

Nearly two months after the Long Beach City Council first approved the “framework for reconciliation” process to address racial inequalities, the city published its first report on what needs to change — and how to do it.

A long-delayed, never-published draft report examining Long Beach police operations found the department hadn’t adopted “community policing” practices in 2018 despite the police chief’s assurances that the practice was a priority. The incomplete report, released in draft form by city officia…

When COVID-19 caused Long Beach schools to close, Erin Gruwell experienced a familiar discomfort. She said she was gripped by the same feeling that overtook her in 1994, when she first became a teacher: a feeling of need, coupled with a desire to answer that need in an appropriate way.

Earlier this month, Long Beach implemented a ban throughout the city on the sale of most flavored tobacco products. The move means electronic smoking devices like vape pens and e-cigarettes with flavor products are no longer allowed to be sold in the city.

Mayor Robert Garcia’s family has set up a scholarship fund at Cal State Long Beach to honor his mother, who died this week, by helping students who want to go into healthcare — with a focus on helping women and immigrants — the city’s elected leader announced in a tweet Thursday, July 30.

When Dr. Peter Kareiva was young, he attended Topsail High School in Hampstead, N.C., did a semester at sea in college and was in the first group of students at Duke in a new marine biology lab.

James Cordova has been elected by his fellow partners as the Managing Partner of Windes, the accounting and advisory firm. Cordova has been Windes since 1991. He succeeds John Di Carlo, who will remain on the board of directors and continue to work with clients and on special projects.

Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert has stepped into the nationwide debate about renaming schools that honor historical figures with racist legacies, asking the local school district to rename Jordan High in honor of outgoing board member Felton Williams.

Long Beach’s bike share program kicked off again Monday, July 27, after being suspended for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mary White, founder of Long Beach nonprofit Gems Uncovered, has a single message that she wants people to know: human trafficking is real and it happens in Long Beach.

"People don't want to accept that this happens in the United States, but it does every single day," White said. "It happens close to home — it's not just a third world problem — and it even happens in Long Beach."

Sometime in the early 1960s, the noted architect Edward Killingsworth designed a building located at 1041 E. Seventh St. It was one of many civic and commercial buildings the Long Beach native would design in the city.

James Cordova has been elected by his fellow partners as the Managing Partner of Windes, the accounting and advisory firm. Cordova has been Windes since 1991. He succeeds John Di Carlo, who will remain on the board of directors and continue to work with clients and on special projects.

Outdoor dining has increased with all the parklets around town. Now even haircuts have moved outside. So it is logical that drive-in movies are popular again with movie goers safely socially distanced in their cars.

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