The Grunion

Former Mayor Beverly O'Neill took her sweater off and presented her left shoulder to nurse Mary Elliot on Saturday morning at the Long Beach Health Department headquarters.

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…

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.

The frontline health care workers at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, like everywhere else throughout the country, have worked tirelessly since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to ensure the safety and health of residents and patients, most of whom are senior aged and at-risk.

Southern California’s troubling outlook for intensive care capacity and other key pandemic metrics have prompted state health officials to keep the stay-at-home order in place, officials said Tuesday, Dec. 29.

Long Beach reported its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday, Dec. 22, as hospitalizations continue surging to the point where the daily statistics, at first glance, look almost farcical, though they are terrifyingly real — and have prompted health officials to warn people ag…

To the relief of parents, California quietly reversed the outdoor playground ban Wednesday in its regional stay-home order, which is now in effect for the state’s southern half and many Bay Area counties to control spread of the coronavirus.

On the day that Southern California fell under a restrictive coronavirus shutdown closing hair salons, barber shops, gyms and more, Mayor Robert Garcia said he wants to create a $5 million Personal Services and Fitness Resiliency Fund.

Southern Californians will enter into a severe shutdown reminiscent of the coronavirus pandemic’s early days when a regional stay-at-home order goes into effect late Sunday night, Dec. 6, after state officials said Saturday only 12.5% of adult intensive care beds were available in the area.

All of Southern California could soon be under much tighter coronavirus restrictions, after Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday, Dec. 3, announced a new stay-at-home order that will go into effect in areas where local intensive care bed availability is low — as coronavirus hospitalizations continu…

Long Beach business owners, employees and residents rallied together at the 2ND & PCH shopping center, in the southeastern portion of the city, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, to challenge the recent tightening of business restrictions intended to slow a second surge of the coronavirus, arguing th…

Long Beach is set to follow Los Angeles County in banning all gatherings except for protests and religious services, the city announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, the same day officials reported more coronavirus data from the long Thanksgiving weekend — with those numbers further highlighting how seve…

Los Angeles County will ban most public and private gatherings next week as part of a stricter stay-at-home order, health officials announced Friday, Nov. 27, as the coronavirus case rate continued to climb.

Los Angeles County surpassed public health officials’ benchmarks for triggering tougher anti-coronavirus business restrictions, as 2,718 new infections were reported Sunday, Nov. 22. The new rules, which will begin Wednesday at 10 p.m., will restrict dining at restaurants, breweries, winerie…

The number of coronavirus cases in Long Beach continued to surge Thursday, Nov. 19, as city officials tightened restrictions on businesses and gatherings — aligning with new county and state orders to prevent the further spread of the virus.

On-campus students at Cal State Long Beach must heed quarantine orders or they could face disciplinary action, a university official said Sunday, a day after the quarantine went into effect after five students tested positive for COVID-19.

All on-campus students at Cal State Long Beach have been placed under quarantine starting Saturday, Sept. 26, after five students tested positive and school officials learned they “congregated socially” off-campus earlier this month, officials said.

Another five Long Beach residents have died from coronavirus-related causes, officials announced Tuesday, Aug. 25, bringing the city’s death toll to 208.

The recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic has hit Long Beach hard, as the unemployment rate jumped from 4.5% in January to 19.5% in June, according to the latest data available. But some parts of the city — particularly small businesses in North Long Beach — have seen more money pour …

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