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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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Gov. Gavin Newsom urged health officials across the state to prioritize vaccinating educators against the coronavirus so they can quicken when schools can reopen for in-person learning, touting Long Beach on Monday morning, Feb. 22, with being a model for the rest of California.

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Long Beach's Parks, Recreation and Marine Department had to pivot quickly when the coronavirus pandemic hit last March — creating online programming, reimagining youth programs and maintaining suddenly less-used facilities and open space.

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The Water Replenishment District of Southern California’s board stripped its president of her title at a special meeting Friday, Jan. 29, in a rebuke of her months-long push to hire former Carson Mayor Albert Robles as the district’s general manager.

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The Aquarium of the Pacific will resume its outdoor operations Saturday, Jan. 30, following the city’s announcement Monday evening that it will align with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to lift the state’s regional stay-at-home orders.

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Workers at large grocery stores in Long Beach are now entitled to an extra $4 per hour because of the hazards the city says they face amid the coronavirus pandemic — though the “Hero Pay” wage bump apparently faces a legal challenge, even as other Southern California cities consider similar …

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More than two dozen companies associated with Urban Commons, the real estate firm that has been tasked with managing the Queen Mary and owns hotels across Southern California — including in Pasadena, Anaheim and Palm Desert — have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Long Beach continued expanding its ability to inoculate people from the coronavirus Tuesday, Jan. 19, when the Convention Center opened as a mass vaccination site, with officials expecting to give out more than 1,500 doses on the first day — and eventually 3,000 daily.

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