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.

Gov. Gavin Newsom's order closing indoor commercial activities has pushed more than restaurant visitors outside — the Aquarium of the Pacific has opted to stay open with only open sky exhibits open.

Long Beach will reopen its beaches for active use — including swimming, kayaking, walking, running and kitesurfing — Wednesday, May 13.

Tree trimming crews came to the Peninsula on Wednesday, May 6, and began working in the palms along Ocean Boulevard — a clear violation of Long Beach's coastal permit.

A years-in-the-making project to replace the Shoemaker Bridge, which connects drivers from Shoreline Drive and Seventh Street in downtown Long Beach to the 710 Freeway, took another step forward Tuesday, April 21.

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…

Battery-electric buses have been on Long Beach streets for almost four years. Purchased from Build Your Dreams (BYD), a China-based auto manufacturer, Long Beach Transit rolled out its initial battery-electric buses along downtown streets in March 2016.

Early Wednesday morning, the Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to send a revised Belmont Beach Aquatic Center plan to the California Coastal Commission, denying appeals and approving local changes along the way.

Long Beach’s current policy on short-term rentals is an unenforced ban — but you wouldn’t know it by perusing sites like Airbnb, which boast more than 1,000 homes for temporary visitors to the city.

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority has cancelled a meeting set for Thursday, Jan. 23, to review plans to restore Los Cerritos Wetlands — including a draft Environmental Impact Report — because the report's release has been delayed.

Dine LBC, the group that organizes a citywide nine-day restaurant event in August, is sponsoring a one-time-only showing of the late Anthony Bourdain's "Wasted!: The Story of Food Waste" documentary this Saturday, Jan. 18, at the Art Theatre.

Coyote sightings and encounters are on the rise in Long Beach as winter approaches, and the Animal Care Services Bureau has some tips on handling the wild animals.

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