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State cannabis tax revenue doubles amid pandemic

While many industries have struggled during the pandemic, cannabis businesses—which were deemed essential and allowed to operate throughout the pandemic and stay-at-home orders—are thriving.

Forced to close patios and parklets, restaurants revive mini-markets

Unlike the restaurant-to-store conversions that happened in March, restaurateurs are now focusing on specialty items like fresh pasta and imported treats.

Lou & Mike’s closes its doors for good, owner blames coronavirus

“I’d like to stay but I can’t do it."

Stockpiling of water, toilet paper picks up again as Long Beach...

The parking lots of stores across the city were full on Friday, with shoppers once again stocking up on some of the supplies that...

Fearing infection, Food 4 Less workers demand stores bring back tighter...

Grocery store workers are expecting an especially intense rush to supermarkets this year—and with it an increased risk of contracting the coronavirus. 

Economists predict slow but steady recovery for Long Beach, LA County

At the second Long Beach Quarterly Economic Forum of the pandemic, local experts predicted an economic recovery, albeit at a slower pace than some might hope.

Carnival Cruise Line extends cruise cancellations through February

Carnival Cruise Line has canceled all cruises out of Long Beach until at least February 28.

On the Job: Keeping a hotel’s engines running during the pandemic

Servicing two hotels still leaves Chief Engineer Perez with plenty of work on his hands, despite a significant slowdown in guest traffic during the pandemic.

Port of Long Beach cargo volumes hit another record month

After breaking a record for most cargo moved last month, dockworkers and terminal operators at the Port of Long Beach moved even more cargo in October.

City to discuss purchasing Best Western for conversion to homeless housing

The Best Western of Long Beach, located at 1725 Atlantic Blvd. would offer 100 units to be used for supportive and transitional housing.

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