All Long Beach residents at least 16 years old are now eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, Mayor Robert Garcia announced Thursday, April 8, a week before statewide eligibility is set to expand.
California schools and businesses should be able to fully reopen at their pre-pandemic capacities starting June 15, regardless of which of the state’s color-coded tiers are currently in place in their county, officials said Tuesday, April 6.
Increasing food insecurity has been a byproduct of the coronavirus pandemic, and Food Finders of Long Beach has expanded its efforts over the last year to help alleviate that need.
In a major advancement in the state's COVID-19 economic recovery, California health officials announced changes Friday that will allow a resumption of indoor activities such as concerts, conferences and theater performances — and a return of fans to indoor sporting events.
Long Beach is moving ahead of Los Angeles County and will loosen coronavirus restrictions Thursday, April 1, as the county moves into the state’s second-least restrictive orange tier.
People age 50 and older will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations by April 1, and anyone age 16 and older will be able to get them on April 15, under expanded coronavirus vaccination rules announced Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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.
Live entertainment — specifically live theater and large musical groups — appear to be losers in the rules governing society's gradual reopening from coronavirus restrictions.
The Aquarium of the Pacific could soon reopen its inside galleries, perhaps as soon as the end of the weekend — welcomed news for the regional tourist attraction, which has taken such a financial hit since closing indoor operations a year ago that the City Council recently approved a $5 mill…
Restaurants, museums, movie theaters, gyms, retail stores and more in Long Beach will be able to open further in the coming days — including allowing a limited amount of indoor dining — as the city’s coronavirus metrics continue to trend downward.
California's convention and hospitality industry was left out of Gov. Gavin Newsom's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, and members let him know last week they are not pleased.
Long Beach is set to be one of the first health jurisdictions in the state to expand its coronavirus vaccination rollout, city officials announced Friday, March 5.
Grants to 10 Long Beach nonprofits will help provide services to youth and teens, thanks to Long Beach CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act money.
Plans to reopen the Long Beach Museum of Art's downtown annex gallery were blocked Thursday, Feb. 25, by the city attorney's office after a story in the Grunion Gazette.
Gov. Gavin Newsom urged health officials across the state to prioritize vaccinating educators against the coronavirus so they can quicken when schools can reopen for in-person learning, touting Long Beach on Monday morning, Feb. 22, with being a model for the rest of California.
Long Beach Unified School District will bring students in grades five and below back to campuses on March 29, delaying the return to in-person learning from the initial March 1 target, in an effort to ensure all staff members get fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, officials said this week.
Long Beach area school officials said Tuesday, Feb. 16, that they were still figuring out how and when to open campuses, a day after Los Angeles County announced that many schools could be cleared to open for in-person instruction for grades six and below as early as this week.
California's recent changes to its coronavirus vaccination plan will make it more difficult for Long Beach to vaccinate its homeless population, an already challenging endeavor that could see people miss out on inoculations entirely or not get the required second shot, city officials said.
Two grocery stores in Long Beach will close in April in response to the City Council’s recent vote to mandate extra pay for grocery workers amid the pandemic.
When the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 exploded on the Long Beach scene last March, some officials worried the disease would sweep through the homeless population, with few ways to contain it.
Long Beach continues to expand its ability to inoculate people from the coronavirus, with MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center announcing Wednesday, Jan. 27, that an additional vaccine clinic had opened on the Long Beach Medical Center campus over the weekend.
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.
Molly, a German Shepherd mix, laid quietly at Raymond Marquez's feet as the nurse filled out the paperwork required before giving a coronavirus vaccine.
Los Angeles County will allow outdoor dining on patios, along sidewalks and in parking lots to reopen by the end of the week after state officials said Monday, Jan. 25, they were rescinding regional stay-at-home orders.
A count of homeless people in Long Beach has been canceled after the city received a waiver from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
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.