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MemorialCare’s pediatric pulmonary program gains recognition as among best in the...

U.S. News and World Report began ranking pediatric hospitals in 2007, in an effort to help families find quality medical care.

Should they stay or should they go? Downtown businesses, residents divided...

A survey by the Downtown Long Beach Alliance asked 606 local businesses, residents, property owners and visitors what should happen to parklets and street closures—and received mixed responses.

Vendors up their prices as couples plan postponed weddings

Couples in the state spend an average of $39,000 on their wedding day, according to The Knot Real Wedding Studies, an annual survey of thousands of couples nationwide. But the pandemic has kept many couples from celebrating their wedding as planned, with some opting for smaller celebrations or postponing them altogether.

A new cannabis delivery service aims to bring more diversity to...

Zepeda identifies as Afro-Latino—which places him in two demographics that were heavily affected by the war on drugs. Becoming a business owner wasn't easy.

A place of peace, but not quiet: After decades in business...

Among her customers, owners Renee Quarles last summer's brought about a desire to learn more about the history of racism and the plight of Black Americans.

Return to the sweet life: Bundts on Melrose’s Jeff Beasley steps...

Bundts on Melrose has always been a labor of love for Jeff Beasley. Short on staff and rich in orders, he's now had to step into the kitchen again himself.

Business district collecting hygiene products for homeless people

"It’s an easy and effective program that provides much needed hygiene products that are part of helping an individual regain a piece of everyday life with dignity,” said Broc Coward, chief operating officer of the DLBA.

‘We’re used to the ocean beating us up’: Harbor Breeze Cruises...

Just in time for blue whale migration season, hundreds of guests are finally embarking on the company’s whale and harbor cruises again.

Council approves zone change that could bring more cannabis dispensaries Downtown

The zoning code amendment was prompted by an application to open a recreational cannabis shop in a mixed-use building on Pine Avenue, a co-location not currently allowed in the Downtown zoning code.

‘A sacred space’: Pandemic restrictions have hampered, but not stopped, religious...

For followers of many religions, matrimony is an important stage in life, one that is celebrated and sanctioned by their religious institutions. Churches, temples and synagogues have had to make adjustments during the pandemic—and so have religious couples. Still, for some, a religious wedding was non-negotiable.

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