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Philz Pours

Philz Coffee's newest location is brewing in Belmont Shore.

The American company headquartered in San Francisco focuses specifically on drip coffee, and cups are being poured now at its newest location. A soft opening took place yesterday, (Wednesday, Dec. 19) at 4801 E. Second St.

This newest coffeeshop, part of a chain spread along the West Coast, will be officially open for regular business hours starting today, Thursday.

According to the company website, "We brew every cup one cup at a time, crafting a perfect cup to every individual customer’s taste. You won’t find any lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, or pre-brews. Instead, you'll find over 20 customized blends made from high quality beans from around the world."

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Caremore Remodel

CareMore Health is ringing in the New Year with a newly remodeled care center and additional services at 4540 E. Seventh St.

“We’ve been serving the Long Beach community for nearly two decades, and just as our patients’ health needs change over time, we’re growing alongside with them,” Zachary Myers, CareMore Health general manager for Los Angeles and Orange counties, said. “We’re proud to expand our space and offer more personalized services to address the social and complex health care needs of our patients.”

Serving more than 2,300 patients, CareMore proactively addresses medical, social and personal health needs, resulting in clinical outcomes above the national average and ultimately, healthier people and communities, he said.

The remodeled center includes a new social space for activities, a dedicated behavioral health office and cardiology services. Primary care services are available, and a full team of health professionals, including doctors, nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists, behavioral health and other specialists, work under one roof.

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Sports Medicine Here

MemorialCare Medical Group recently expanded its Southern California sports medicine program with the opening of a new Long Beach office at 2888 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 325.

The new health center includes two board certified primary care sports medicine physicians: Jeffry Lai, M.D. and Joshua Snodgrass, M.D. They specialize in both prevention and treatment of sports-related illness and injuries.

“In Southern California, we are afforded the amazing opportunity to enjoy an active lifestyle no matter our age or the season,” MemorialCare Medical Foundation CEO Mark Schafer, M.D., said. “By providing athletes of all levels the comprehensive care necessary to prevent and treat sports-related illness and injury, we can keep our patients in the game to achieve their fitness goals.”

New patients are now being accepted. The health center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Free parking is available. Call (562) 933-0013 for details.

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