According to Smithsonian magazine, the first forks were used in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. Forks were only used as cooking tools and it wasn’t until the Middle Ages that a smaller version was used for eating.

Bestswimwear has opened in the former Diane’s Beachwear site at 5239 E. Second St. in Belmont Shore, and according to Diane’s founder Diane Biggs, “the passing of the baton will appear seamless to customers.”

The revitalization of Houghton Park, North Long Beach’s near-century old landmark, has finally wrapped up — but it doesn’t appear folks will get to visit its newly renovated community center any time soon.

Like other major events affected by the novel coronavirus pandemic, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor has been canceled this year.

Lauryn Hong, Ella Matlock, Sofia Migliazza and Erin Rogers met in the summer of 2019 because they wanted to be members of Long Beach Poly’s swim team.

The Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare many societal inequalities and injustices as it has left devastation and death in its wake. Minority communities have felt its brunt to a far greater extent than many other groups.

A former Long Beach police sergeant, who police said was named as being one of three retired LBPD personnel involved in alleged online threats toward activist Shaun King, was hospitalized this week after accidentally shooting himself in a “lower extremity” at a gas station, authorities said …

Gaslamp Music + Bar + Kitchen owner Michael Neufeld wasted no time in booking dozens of acts after being told by city officials earlier this month that it was finally okay for restaurants to have live music again after reopening in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic — as long as they…

Last week, we took our son to his elementary school to pick up what had been left in his classroom when the world changed on March 13. We live close to his school, so, at the appointed time, we walked our usual route and entered through our usual gate. He even wore his school uniform and his…

Operation Jump Start (OJS) is honoring more than 30 low-resourced, first-generation students at the nonprofit's 25th annual Scholars’ Day Celebration, happening at 6 p.m. tomorrow, June 26, over Zoom conference accessible at Each student has graduated high school and will…

The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is hosting a virtual Taste of Downtown experience from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 26, hosted live at

Long Beach officials discussed police training and funding on Tuesday, amid recent nationwide protests calling for defunding of police departments following the death of George Floyd.

Pictures of architecture — interior and exterior — are being sought for a new exhibit to be shown in Long Beach, and photographers could win $100 for a good shot.

Angela Madsen, the 60-year-old three-time Paralympian and Marine veteran whose goal was to set a world record as the first paraplegic, first openly-gay athlete, and oldest woman to row across the Pacific Ocean, has died.

Last Friday, June 19, marked the first day Long Beach bars and wineries could reopen to the public — the same day outdoor religious and political gatherings were able to resume — since the Stay at Home Order was issued in March.

Two men were shot and killed in Long Beach early Tuesday, June 23, after they allegedly broke into a home and were confronted by someone inside, authorities said.

When Gov. Gavin Newsom released his proposed budget revisions for the 2020-21 fiscal year, there were significant cuts to education because of a $54 billion deficit associated with revenue loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On May 29, a long-term community effort came to fruition as the Assisteens Auxiliary of Assistance League® of Long Beach distributed nearly 2,000 meal packets at Washington Middle School. The food was given to LBUSD students who receive to-go meal bags through the district's free meal servic…

While much of the city has been sheltering in place, Long Beach’s 2ND&PCH's stores and restaurants have been busy preparing for the summer ahead.

James Cordova has been elected by his fellow partners as the Managing Partner of Windes, the accounting and advisory form. Cordova has been Windes since 1991. He succeeds John Di Carlo, who will remain on the board of directors and continue to work with clients and on special projects.

A 74-year-old Long Beach man was arrested by police in Barstow on suspicion of killing his wife in their North Long Beach home and then fleeing, authorities said Thursday, June 18.

During these challenging times, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, an increasing number of family members will be asked to take on a primary caregiving role. We reported that according to the National Alliance of Caregivers, 16% of surveyed family caregivers managed their stress and kept it…