A 2005 sexual assault changed the life of 24-year-old Shangrila Rendon. The attack, which triggered flashbacks of her childhood sexual abuse, sent her into a downward spiral.

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services is hosting free community flu vaccination clinics for people without health insurance, or to those whose healthcare provider does not offer flu vaccines.

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 18, a wildfire on the other side of Los Angeles for most of the month, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic — and September is National Preparedness Month.

The National Park Service has awarded a $2 million grant to Long Beach for the development of Phase II of Davenport Park, located at Paramount Boulevard and 55th Way, Eighth District Councilman Al Austin announced Thursday, Sept 10.

Anti-tobacco groups celebrated a win last week when California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed SB-793, a law banning the sale of tobacco and nicotine products in flavors other than tobacco. By Jan. 1, all stores will need to have those products off shelves.

Movies lend themselves to a streaming format, so organizers of the 27th annual Long Beach QFilm Festival had no qualms about moving the event online.

MemorialCare and Physical Rehabilitation Network have entered into a partnership that will operate 17 full-service physical therapy centers in the region, with 10 additional centers planned over the next two years.

FreeSpirit Yoga in Bixby Knolls, 3910 Atlantic Ave., is closing shop and inviting the public to attend a store-wide blowout sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 22. Yoga props, blankets, blocks, office supplies and furniture are some of the items up for sale.

About 40 people at Long Beach MemorialCare received pink slips Thursday, Aug. 13, as hospital administration struggle to manage expenses and still provide health care in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach has opened an investigation into its executive director after 14 anonymous former employees wrote a letter accusing the nonprofit’s leader of creating a “traumatizing and hostile work environment” for its Black staffers and other employees of color, particularly w…

In an effort to address and move past the stigma surrounding cannabis, Long Beach nonprofit C.A.R.E. (Cannabis Awareness Research Economics) is hosting virtual conferences every first Thursday of the month. The next conference is happening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6.

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.

Earlier this month, Long Beach implemented a ban throughout the city on the sale of most flavored tobacco products. The move means electronic smoking devices like vape pens and e-cigarettes with flavor products are no longer allowed to be sold in the city.

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

Before the Covid-19 pandemic ever reared its ugly head, there was another epidemic that was raging across the nation, infecting thousands upon thousands of older adults irrespective of their race, ethnicity or socio economic status.

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.

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