A curfew will go into effect at 1 p.m. Monday, June 1, for Long Beach’s business districts and 4 p.m. citywide, the day after thousands protested the death of George Floyd and some looters later in the night damaged property.

Long Beach officials summoned the National Guard and declared a state of emergency Sunday, May 31, after initially peaceful protests against police brutality were followed by looting and vandalism.

People protesting police violence and the death of George Floyd gathered in front of Long Beach Police Department headquarters on Broadway on Sunday afternoon, joining many other demonstrations regional and nationwide.

Just a few hours after Los Angeles County got approval from the state to open restaurant dining rooms that had been shut down due to the pandemic on Friday, May 29, Long Beach followed suit to allow dine-in for restaurants in the city.

It still wasn’t completely normal, but for some retail shoppers in Long Beach, being inside a retail shop may have even felt a little nostalgic Thursday as some retail stores allowed customers inside for the first time since mid-March.

My students are sometimes surprised to learn that teachers get nervous about the first day of school, too. A week or two before the fall semester begins, many of us start worrying about the same things that are causing our kids stress — will we be working with our friends? Will we get along …

Things have been happening at Riley’s on Second and owner Mike Ellis has been busy during the stay at home order. Ellis has a new business partner, former PGA player and local golfing legend John Mallinger, who lives in Spinnaker Bay and plays out of Virginia Country Club.

A Los Alamitos interchange of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway will be named in memory of a Long Beach soldier killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan, it was announced Monday.

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Alliance of Caregivers reported that 40 percent of family caregivers experience high levels of physical and mental stress.

Long Beach is projecting tens of millions of dollars in shortfalls in the years ahead because of the coronavirus — and that outlook is “potentially more likely to get worse than better,” according to the city’s budget manager Grace Yoon.

A man who was crawling in the lanes of Pacific Avenue in Long Beach shortly before 4 a.m. Sunday was fatally struck by a sedan that was then driven away from the scene, police said.