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State says tattoo shops, other personal-care businesses can reopen; no word...

Tattoo parlors and other personal-care businesses statewide are allowed to open for business, even in counties that remain in the most-restrictive level of the state’s four-tiered system for reopening, state officials announced today.

Misinformation from mayor, health department cost music venue almost $20,000, owner...

The Gaslamp music venue, bar and restaurant—known for booking popular tribute bands—has filed a $19,520 claim against the city for losses its owner says were a direct result of misinformation disseminated by Mayor Robert Garcia and the city’s lead health official.

Local tattoo shops reopen in anticipation of updated state guidelines

Los Angeles County tattoo shops, including at least four in Long Beach, have reopened for business in the wake of an ongoing lawsuit against the state. The lawyer representing tattoo shop owners, however, said the state will make an official announcement regarding tattoo businesses Tuesday.

Cargo volumes have boomed in recent months, but ports still anticipating...

Despite several months of historic cargo volumes at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, both facilities are anticipating overall 2020 volumes to...

Tattoo shop owners sue governor, state health officials for the right...

Three Los Angeles County tattoo shop owners, including one in Long Beach, filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and two state health officials over the ongoing closure mandate imposed on the industry.

Bridge, rail and terminal investments keep Long Beach port competitive in...

Remaining competitive in the world of goods movement is a never-ending quest for higher capacity and efficiency—while simultaneously reducing emission—for port authorities around the world. To that end, among other ongoing projects, the Port of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project.

Record stores still spinning from pandemic but sales are trending up

The must of hundreds, thousands of slowly decaying record jackets hangs in the air. If history has a smell, this is it, mixed with the not-so-slight hint of desire. Music resonates throughout the store, washing over the bin-diving clientele. Masked and gloved, the audiophiles search row after row of vinyl, searching for something—something that catches their eye or perhaps a specific album they have sought for days, months, years.

‘Antonio’s mission’: Long Beach hairstylist uplifts women, children at local shelter

For about two decades, Antonio Francisco Gonzales has been in the business of hair, specializing in high-end women’s cuts, color and styling. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, he studied his craft in the San Fernando Valley in the late ’90s, honed his skills in New York City, took his talents to Miami Beach and finally ended up in Long Beach this year.

‘This is not the end’: City pilot program provides work experience...

For more than a decade, Steffz has had an unstable living situation—bouncing from shared housing to shelter to shelter to shelter.

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