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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.

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“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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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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Eagle Hospitality Trust, which oversees several corporations that operate the Queen Mary and own hotels in Pasadena, Anaheim and Palm Desert, filed a motion in federal court on Tuesday, March 9, to auction off several of its properties, including its lease for the legendary ship that makes i…

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The LBS Financial Credit Union has hired Thomas Bette as a financial services advisor.

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A partnership boasting several successful movies among them have purchased rights to the Queen Mary's multiple stories, and announced Monday, March 1, that a trilogy of horror movies is in the works.

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The LBS Financial Credit Union has hired Thomas Bette as a financial services advisory.

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After multiple violent incidents in recent years, including an attempted homicide, a sexual battery and fights, Taco Beach on Pine Avenue in Long Beach had its liquor license revoked on Monday, Feb. 1, officials said.

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Several business and services that have been closed in Long Beach to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus — including salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, museums, zoos, aquariums and outdoor dining — can reopen soon.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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