Layla Ali-Ahmad, the founder of Beach City Food Tours, lost her six-year battle with breast cancer on March 19. Although she grew up in Irvine, Layla found true connection in Long Beach, where she moved after college.

Wednesday, April 1, the emergency room staff at St Mary Medical Center on Linden Avenue in Long Beach were treated to lunch thanks to the San Pedro Fish Market. Today, Thursday, a crew will be serving 100 hospital employees at Harbor UCLA.

Long Beach businesses are adjusting in order to succeed in the current environment. Many are reinventing their business models, striving to restructure, and doing business in a rapidly changing world.

The Long Beach Unified School District announced Wednesday evening, April 1, that its schools will remain closed through the end of the academic year. Graduation ceremonies have also been canceled.

Southern California has tolerated a dry January — again. February did not bring much, if any, rain. In fact, most places received less than 5% of normal rainfall for the month, making it one of the driest Februaries on record, according to weather service data. Of course, Punxsutawney Phil d…

Long Beach has confirmed eight more cases of the coronavirus, officials announced Tuesday, March 31; the total tally in the city so far is now up to 123.

Virgin Orbit, a Long Beach aerospace company, is waiting federal approval for a new ventilator that it plans to manufacture and distribute to hospitals in the company weeks, according to a statement released Monday, March 30.

I was standing on my front porch this morning thinking how odd it was that my street looked the same as usual but it felt completely different to me. My once cozy, friendly street where I had enjoyed countless hours interacting with family, friends and neighbors was now empty of people and m…

Toilet paper, hand sanitizer and other hygiene essentials began flying off store shelves weeks ago amid mounting worries over the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Not to worry, retailers and suppliers said, we’re churning out product and cranking up inventory to meet demand.

Joe Picarelli, who immigrated to the United States from Italy without knowing any English and became one of the most popular restaurateurs in Long Beach, died Sunday, March 22, his brother, Frank Picarelli, said. He was 65.

Approval of Long Beach's Measure A sales tax extension initiative had trailed from release of the first results on the March 3 election to the seventh update on Tuesday, March 24.

One Long Beach police officer and three more firefighters have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials announced Friday, March 27. The police officer’s case is one of 16 in Long Beach that were reported Friday; the city’s total count is up to 70.

At approximately 9,600 miles, the Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of the world’s five oceans. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Antarctic Ocean in the south and is bounded by the continents of Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east.

Long Beach officials reported Thursday, March 26, that two more firefighters have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected firefighters to 10.

P2S Inc. has received two Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of California. The company is being recognizes for its work on the Aquarium of the Pacific Pacific Visions expansion project and for its work on California State University, Long Beach'…

Renters and business owners in Long Beach will soon be temporarily protected from evictions in certain circumstances amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

As the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus continues to grow in the city and county, one looming question is how well local hospitals are prepared for the health crisis to potentially surge locally.