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Downtown’s Kress Market to close, ending its run as a beloved...

"They were one of those small businesses that got us through the recession," a former employee said. "It was part of the community in that it brought people together."

2nd & PCH adding new ramen restaurant, Brixton clothing store, other...

Restaurant chain Tocaya Organica, Japanese franchise Jinya Ramen and clothing store Brixton are among the new arrivals.

Why the military keeps fixing Catalina Island’s infrastructure

From early April until just last week, 45 Marines were shoveling dirt and digging ditches on Santa Catalina Island, and it's not the first time a military unit came to work on the island. What do they get out of it?

Kelp fuel is making a comeback 50 years after it was...

The future of fuel production may be growing in the ocean between Long Beach and Santa Catalina Island.

In a difficult fundraising year, Catalina Conservancy’s Ball ‘Under the Stars’...

The conservancy’s annual “Under the Stars” fundraising event, which took place virtually last month, netted $230,000 to go toward expenses like infrastructure maintenance, educational programming and preservation efforts.

The pandemic has dealt a blow to arts and culture nonprofits,...

Some nonprofits have been hit hard or languished during the pandemic while others have thrived, depending on the nature of their services. 

‘More outreach, more presence, more inclusion’: LGBTQ Center’s new director plans...

Torres said that improving access to the Center’s services in underserved communities, especially communities of color, is one of his primary goals as director. 

Food allergy treatment center expands to new Signal Hill clinic

The institute specializes in treating severe food allergies among children by gradually exposing patients to allergens on a protein-by-protein basis.

New rainbow lifeguard tower to reiterate pride of Long Beach’s LGBTQ...

A rainbow-colored lifeguard tower that burned down in March is scheduled to be replaced by the end of May, the month Long Beach traditionally holds its Pride festival and parade. 

With large gatherings still restricted, Long Beach Pride moves virtual

There will be no Long Beach Pride festival and parade this year, marking the second year in a row that the third-largest Pride celebration in the country has been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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