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A donation of 8,000 books, toys and other items on Friday, May 7, increased the number of gifts the local tourism bureau has received for the migrant children staying at the Long Beach Convention Center to more than 28,000 — with more than half of that coming within 48 hours.

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Long Beach is getting close to a project to eliminate one lane in each direction and add a protected bike path on a stretch of Spring Street, with Councilwoman Stacy Mungo, who has spearheaded the effort — estimated to cost $335,000 — saying last week she hopes to have a community meeting wi…

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A 2019 children’s book by Vice President Kamala Harris, a copy of which was among thousands of other books donated to a temporary shelter for migrant children in Long Beach, has recently drawn the ire of conservative pundits, publications and officials after multiple news articles inaccurate…

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A disease that has devastated citrus groves in parts of Florida and Texas —and made its way to Southern California almost a decade ago — was recently found on a tree in Long Beach, causing a long-imposed quarantine to be extended.

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The fight over fair pay and working conditions for grocery workers — who have often been lauded as frontline heroes amid the coronavirus pandemic — has spurred the closure of two grocery stores in Long Beach, and more across the region.

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The first group of migrant children arrived at the Long Beach Convention Center last Thursday, April 22, making it the second of three shelters for immigrant minors to open in Southern California amid an ongoing crisis at the southern border.

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As the Queen Mary’s operator, Urban Commons, attempts to free itself from its contract with Long Beach in ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, the city is seeking compensation for what officials say are several failures by the firm.

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While the duck pond in El Dorado Park just off Studebaker Road long has been a popular spot for families — especially those with young children — it also long has been a challenge for city maintenance and management crews.

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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.

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Robb Whitaker, the Water Replenishment District general manager whose retirement announcement triggered months of infighting, will make his exit today, Friday, just as the search for the district’s next leader begins again.

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Eagle Hospitality Trust, which oversees several corporations that operate the Queen Mary and own hotels in Pasadena, Anaheim and Palm Desert, filed a motion in federal court on Tuesday, March 9, to auction off several of its properties, including its lease for the legendary ship that makes i…

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