Workers at large grocery stores in Long Beach are now entitled to an extra $4 per hour because of the hazards the city says they face amid the coronavirus pandemic — though the “Hero Pay” wage bump apparently faces a legal challenge, even as other Southern California cities consider similar …
More than two dozen companies associated with Urban Commons, the real estate firm that has been tasked with managing the Queen Mary and owns hotels across Southern California — including in Pasadena, Anaheim and Palm Desert — have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
The Long Beach Police Department, its chief said, has been worked to better serve the city’s diverse communities for years — but the department’s leader also knows there’s more work ahead.
The Water Replenishment District of Southern California once again today, Thursday, will consider hiring former Carson Mayor Albert Robles as its general manager, roughly a month after a previous attempt to hire him failed amid pitched infighting among board members.
Long Beach continued expanding its ability to inoculate people from the coronavirus Tuesday, Jan. 19, when the Convention Center opened as a mass vaccination site, with officials expecting to give out more than 1,500 doses on the first day — and eventually 3,000 daily.
Gerald Locklin, a legendary local teacher, writer and poet who helped shape the literary landscape of Southern California for decades and was friends with the better-known Charles Bukowski, died from coronavirus-related complications Sunday, Jan. 17, said his son, Zachary Locklin. He was 79.
Dana Shay Tanner, owner of the Fourth Street eatery Restauration, has been charged with four misdemeanors for allowing on-premise dining after the Long Beach Health Department prohibited that.
Long Beach's Parks, Recreation and Marine Department will host another round of "Nature Detectives" beginning Feb. 2 at the El Dorado Nature Center.
Residents of historic Carroll Park went into an appeal hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 6, armed with documentation showing the city itself required construction in the area to have a certificate of appropriateness saying the work would fit in with the rest of the historic area.
Richard Branson’s Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit reached space on Sunday, Jan. 17, eight months after the first demonstration flight of its air-launched rocket system failed, the company said.
A man accused of setting four fires within a couple of hours in the Belmont Shore area, starting late on New Year’s Eve, is also facing an attempted murder charge, Long Beach fire officials said Friday, Jan. 15.
A years-long effort to revitalize the Los Angeles River took a step forward on Wednesday, Jan. 13, when county officials released the draft version of the updated LA River Master Plan.
Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley issued a video statement Wednesday, Jan. 13, saying that the university has no plans to build anything on 22 acres of historic Puvungna tribal land on campus.
Army Corps of Engineers officials will meet online next Tuesday with members of the Long Beach Boat Owners Association and other stakeholders to talk about a plan to add rocky reefs and kelp beds along the Long Beach shore.
Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach, has been appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Los Angeles branch board of directors.
A tent near Lakewood Avenue on Long Beach Airport's remote parking lot now houses a COVID-19 testing site aimed at people flying to Hawaii.
A paddle out has been scheduled for this Saturday morning by Long Beach lifeguards to pay tribute to Mary Thoits, the longtime educator who died Jan.2 at the age of 97. But it was cancelled Thursday due to COVID-19 concerns.
Residents of Carroll Park, a designated historic district, are attempting to fight installation of a 5G Wireless Transmission Facility near the center of the district.
In the weeks, months and years ahead, Long Beach residents can look forward to a mass coronavirus vaccination site at the Convention Center, a guaranteed income program for low-income college students, a $15 million tenant assistance program and a ballot initiative to reform the Citizen Poli…
For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific is offering live, online tours of sea otter, sea lion and seal exhibits.
A new webinar series aiming to assist small business owners starts today, thanks to the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce and DeVry University's Keller Graduate School of Management.
Jim Willingham, former head of the National Automobile Dealership Association and once honored as America’s most reliable auto dealer by Time magazine, has died. He was 92.
A study detailing environmental impacts of restoration efforts at the Los Cerritos Wetlands (LCW) was unanimously certified Thursday, Jan. 7, by the LCW Authority.
On Jan. 1, 1896, a group calling itself the Long Beach Library Association opened the city's first library in a small building on Ocean Boulevard.
Virtual classes from Amazing Americans to Strength Training will be offered this spring semester at Long Beach City College's Lifetime Learning Center.
Third District City Councilwoman Suzie Price wrote Thursday in an email to constituents, “It is rare to get to see your Councilmember working in their ‘day jobs,' but here is an opportunity to do just that this Friday night, Jan. 8."
Long Beach is one step closer to implementing its Climate Action and Adaptation Plan, a years-in-the-making document that will guide the city’s sustainability policies for years to come.
A developer who broke new ground last fall with plans to convert a single-family home into a property with 11 bedrooms near Cal State Long Beach now has a second development in the pipeline.
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress will resume the Electoral College proceedings once the Capitol is cleared of pro-Donald Trump protesters and safe for use.
A cloud of uncertainty hangs over the Water Replenishment District as staff, board members and the district’s attorneys try to navigate a legal minefield created by controversial attempts to hire former Carson Mayor Albert Robles as the agency’s new general manager.
Long Beach’s Community Hospital reopened on Monday, Jan. 4, and is “ready to accept patients,” the facility’s spokesman, Brandon Dowling, said in a phone interview — though the facility went much, if not all, of its first day without anyone to care for.
A meeting of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority is set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, with final certification of the Program Environmental Impact Report near the end of a heavy agenda.
Mary Thoits, the dynamic, fun-loving creator of Long Beach City College’s popular Senior Studies program — which attracted thousands of elderly students over four decades — died Saturday, Jan. 2, at her home. She was 97.
It’s the last week of 2020, and this seemingly endless year is finally coming to a close. Although this is usually the season for retrospection and reflection, it’s honestly hard to even put myself back into my January mindset. Looking at photos from the first few months of this year seem to…
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $2 billion proposal on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to encourage school districts to bring back elementary school students as soon as February.
Pumpkin is a 10-year-old rescue dog — part pit bull, part dachshund. He was riding the A Line (Blue Line) train a few years back when Charlotte picked him up and took him to her North Long Beach home.
One of the first items of business before the Long Beach City Council in 2021 could legitimize illegally converted garage apartments and other unpermitted housing.