Megan Kerr resigned as vice president LBUSD’s Board of Education Wednesday night, Aug. 5, and then nominated panel member Juan Benitez to replace her — but he declined to accept the role, in a show of unity after weeks of controversy over the annual-and-normally-routine leadership change.

“It feels like we are somewhere in Europe.” Christine and Carl Bloom said last week as they were finishing up their al fresco Italian lunch at Domenico’s Pizza on Second Street in Belmont Shore.

Nearly two months after the Long Beach City Council first approved the “framework for reconciliation” process to address racial inequalities, the city published its first report on what needs to change — and how to do it.

A long-delayed, never-published draft report examining Long Beach police operations found the department hadn’t adopted “community policing” practices in 2018 despite the police chief’s assurances that the practice was a priority. The incomplete report, released in draft form by city officia…

Long Beach’s bike share program kicked off again Monday, July 27, after being suspended for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal Paycheck Protection Program may have poured more than $360 million in forgivable loans into businesses in Long Beach and Signal Hill — which could have saved more than 41,000 jobs from being eliminated because of coronavirus-related closures, according to data published by the U.…

JetBlue will end service at the Long Beach Airport as part of a move to consolidate its routes in the Los Angeles region, the company announced Thursday, July 9.

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.

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…

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.

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