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Completion pushed back for second phase of airport improvements

Construction is underway on the second phase of the Long Beach modernization program, but the ongoing pandemic has wreaked havoc on the completion schedule and a budget that has already been increased once prior to COVID-19.

Spreading holiday cheer, community rallies around restaurant turned Christmas tree lot

To offset lost business and brighten the holidays, Bixby Knolls staple Rasselbock Kitchen & Beer Garden sold about 200 Christmas trees out of its outdoor dining area.

Long Beach Airport COVID-19 recovery expected to take up to 5...

Long Beach Airport has taken a massive financial hit due to the coronavirus pandemic, which caused passenger numbers to plummet, at one point down more than 95% over last year.

After 44 years, Belmont Shore coffee roaster gets a fresh name...

Over the weekend, new signage for Sheldrake Coffee Roasting went up, replacing the Polly’s logo that has graced the Belmont Shore coffeehouse for more than four decades.

McCarty’s Jewelry to close after 88 years in Belmont Shore

For nearly nine decades, McCarty’s Jewelry has served the Belmont Shore community, a historic run set to end sometime before the end of the year.

Economic Forum returns for second virtual event

The Long Beach Quarterly Economic Forum returns for its second installment with a virtual event Thursday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Love at first slice: Thunderbolt Pizza now serving New York-style pies...

“It’s a Brooklyn-style, date-night pizzeria,” Stebbins said. “The kind of place you can go for a nice salad, a pizza, and a bottle of wine on a date, or with your family, or to hang with a bunch of friends. The type of pizzeria I’ve always gravitated to.”

Hotel operators don’t expect business to return until mid to late...

The COVID-19 pandemic has been, in no uncertain terms, devastating to the hotel industry, with local facilities anticipating millions of dollars in losses this year due to nearly nonexistent tourism and business travel.

‘It’s a real drag’: After more than two decades, Planet Books...

Planet Books staff will celebrate the store’s 22nd anniversary by boxing up 50,000 books, following a 30-day notice to vacate its long-time home by mid-November.

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.

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