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HydraFacial merges with Vesper Healthcare to form new, publicly traded company...

Long Beach-based beauty health company HydraFacial has merged with Miami Beach-based Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp, a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, to form The Beauty Health Company.

Long Beach, Wilmington receive $25M investment for electric-vehicle charging stations

Electrify America, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group of America, announced this week that it is investing $25 million in Long Beach and Wilmington electric-vehicle charging infrastructure as part of its Green City program.

Virgin Orbit to launch seven smallsats into orbit in June during...

Six small satellites will be blasted into orbit during Long Beach-based Virgin Orbit’s first official mission next month, the company announced Thursday.

Airbnb, Long Beach work together to shut down unregistered short-term rentals

The deadline for submitting an application has passed but hundreds of unregistered short-term rental units continue to operate in Long Beach. Now, the city has teamed up with Airbnb to enforce compliance.

Single-family market hot but ‘unhealthy,’ experts say

While the ongoing pandemic wreaked havoc on many aspects of life, it did not have obvious adverse effects on the single-family home sales. The amount of time that homes spend on the market is down and prices are up, but some experts would not consider it a good market.

Cruises could resume as soon as July after being anchored nearly...

The cruise industry, which generates tens of millions of dollars for the Long Beach, regional and state economies, could make a comeback soon, according to the Center for Disease Control.

CVB launches tourism campaign to entice visitors back to the city

From now through early September, the Long Beach Days & Getaways campaign will provide travelers with itineraries based around food, shopping and culture scenes, according to the announcement.

Virgin Orbit to bring first orbital launch capabilities to Brazil

The Brazilian Space Agency and the Brazilian Air Force have tapped Virgin Orbit to bring orbital launch capabilities to the country, which has never completed a successful domestic launch to orbit, the company announced Wednesday.

Long Beach Airport pledges to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030

The Long Beach Airport will enter the Airport Carbon Accreditation program and has set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions per passenger 20% by 2025 and 40% by 2030, the airport announced today.

Reality TV’s hotel savior, Anthony Melchiorri, is bringing his expertise to...

The hotel is slated to reopen in 2023 with 185 guest rooms and suites with numerous amenities—some new and some old—for guests and the general public.

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