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Preparations for Small Business Saturday are underway in Long Beach

On Nov. 27, shoppers are encouraged to skip the trip to chain stores and shop with their local small businesses instead. To help sweeten the deal, business improvement districts across the city have come up with activities that give shoppers an opportunity to learn more about the locally owned businesses in their area and even win gift cards for shopping there.

Founded during one global epidemic, St. Mary’s CARE Center is helping...

Founded during the AIDS epidemic of the mid-80s and early 90s, the CARE Center at St. Mary Medical Center was once squarely focused on helping HIV-positive patients survive the deadly disease. Today, helping patients in the LGBTQ community take care of their mental health, alleviating housing insecurity and prevention are at the core of its mission—and so is helping them escape the grasp of a new pandemic.

First tenants move into Shoreline Gateway, the city’s tallest building

After some delays during the pandemic, which according to the developers led to shortages in building materials and staffing limitations, Shoreline Gateway’s first residential tenants moved into their units in September.

Between hope and frustration: Frontline workers experience mixed emotions as pandemic...

As the pandemic has waned and infection rates in the U.S. have remained below those of last year’s surges, hospital nurses, paramedics and caretakers of the elderly have seen some respite. Still, mixed in with relief and hope are fear and frustration about those who refuse to be vaccinated or follow safety protocols, and the ongoing risk of infection.

LA, Long Beach ports postpone charging container dwell fee until Nov....

Port officials said the ports will "delay consideration" of the container dwell fee until at least Nov. 22, citing progress in clearing containers without the penalty fee.

Long Beach startup Closed Loop Plastics looks to expand

Closed Loop Plastics, a Long Beach-based startup working to broaden the types of plastic materials that can be recycled and reused, is looking to expand operations from its Westside warehouse to at least one more location in California.

Port of Long Beach sees busy October despite cargo congestion

The Port of Long Beach marked its second-busiest October on record last month, despite capacity limitations at marine terminals that have impeded cargo flows at the port.

Long Beach revives aerospace past in new ‘Space Beach’ era

The U.S. has entered a new era in space exploration, and Long Beach is determined to be right at the center of it. 

Long Beach-based freezer staple XLNT Foods now ships tamales, chili and...

Fans of the company’s iconic red, white and blue-packaged beef tamales and chili con carne can now order them through XLNT’s new website for shipment anywhere in the contiguous U.S.

The best therapist in town guides from experience

Recently, the therapist, who has been working in Long Beach for nearly three decades, was voted best mental health provider in the city by readers of the Long Beach Post in the annual Best of Long Beach contest. So how does Daniels achieve her widely heralded results?

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