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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.

Park or parking lot: What should become of a former oil...

An empty plot of land adjacent to the Los Angeles River is slated to become the new location for a self-storage facility and a RV storage lot—but a group of neighborhood residents have vowed to oppose the project. 

Supervisors approve purchase of second hotel for conversion to homeless housing

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday finalized plans to purchase a second location to be converted into homeless housing in Long Beach.

Granny flats galore: Long Beach property owners seek to add hundreds...

In September of last year, state legislators approved a number of bills that made it easier for landowners to add residential units to their properties without the burden of providing additional parking spaces on site. Since then, the city of Long Beach has received 360 applications for such units.

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