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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Another 24 Long Beach residents have died from coronavirus-related causes, officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 12, bringing the city’s death toll to 484.
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.
Long Beach-based Molina Healthcare announced recently that the firm had donated about $320,000 in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to health care providers and nonprofits in California.
Long Beach approached 400 coronavirus-related deaths on Wednesday, Dec. 30 — a devastating milestone the city could hit, if recent trends hold, as early as New Year’s Eve.
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.
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…
Coronavirus hospitalizations in Los Angeles County climbed to 5,549, another chilling record, on Friday, Dec. 18, punctuating the pandemic’s deadliest week.
Coronavirus transmission has continued surging in Long Beach, officials announced Monday, Dec. 14, as health officials urged people to stay at home to prevent spreading the virus further.
A few dozen protesters rallied outside Long Beach City Hall on Saturday, Dec. 12, in opposition to California’s regional stay-at-home order issued last weekend in response to the worsening pandemic.
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.
When another federal stimulus package comes out, Long Beach will spend at least $5 million of it to help restaurants, breweries and bars that have been impacted by coronavirus-related closures.
Another five Long Beach residents have died from coronavirus-related causes, officials announced Tuesday, Dec. 8, as the city’s case rate continued to spike.
Long Beach officials have begun announcing contracts for Coronavirus help services, with mental health and domestic violence assistance among the first to be signed.
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.
Southern California will likely soon be under a stay-at-home order, after state officials reported late Friday, Dec. 4, that the region’s intensive care unit bed capacity fell below 15%.
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.
Long Beach will join the rest of Los Angeles County in shutting down all in-person dining for at least three weeks effective Wednesday, Nov. 25, as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the city continue to surge.
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.
Lower income Long Beach residents are faring far worse than their higher income neighbors in the ongoing economic recovery from the coronavirus-induced recession.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve funding for a range of new housing projects, including the acquisition and conversion of eight motel properties to apartments for formerly homeless residents under the state's Project Homekey.
Pursestrings are loosening this week at Long Beach City Hall, with the application period starting for both arts agencies and service nonprofits.
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.
School campuses sit empty of students. Signs on storefronts warn that patrons must wear masks to enter. Event venues and amusement parks — the Hollywood Bowl, Universal Studios, Disneyland — remain eerily deserted.
The Long Beach Unified School District will continue with online classes through Jan. 28 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the district's superintendent announced Thursday.
Hair salons and barber shops can reopen to indoor operations under an updated Los Angeles County Health Order, officials announced Wednesday, Sept. 2.
State officials are no longer prohibiting hair salons and barbershops from operating indoors in Long Beach and Los Angeles County as a whole — but that doesn’t mean those indoor spaces can start reopening.
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 …