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‘Disappearing one by one’: Longtime Cambodia Town businesses shutter amid pandemic

Leaders in the Cambodian community worry that the closure of cultural restaurant La Lune Thmey in December 2019 may have been the beginning of the loss of one of the city’s most well-known and identifiable corridors, particularly as developers see potential in the area.

Two women challenge stereotypes with ‘remixed’ Mexican food

Best friends Joty Kaur, 28, and Lucy Singleton, 30, are always catching people by surprise with their youth and "remixed" Mexican food.

California Swaging supplies parts for aircraft, cars, even NASA spacecraft

California Swaging & Cable Products Co., which manufactures metal cable assemblies, was established in 1947, and has been under the same family ownerships for more than 50 years.

‘Happy to be back’: Popular barber comes back home to West...

Award-winning barber Shawdee Wilson cuts the straightest lines, blends the smoothest fades, sharpens the strictest 90-degree angles, and carves intricate designs on any part...

New venue space opens in West Long Beach as ‘business hub’...

A new space, called Children of the Avenues (or C.O.T.A. for short), provides space at $50 an hour for pop-ups such as food vendors and others to sell their goods and get the word out about their products. 

VIDEO: Kress Market bids farewell to Downtown Long Beach

After a decade of business, owners of Kress Market in Downtown Long Beach threw a farewell party on Pine Avenue on Sunday, their last day open.

‘We need help’: Long Beach takes first steps in creating a...

The new district, called El Mercado de Long Beach (“The market of Long Beach”), would be a space that could also help Latinos recover from the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic, as data shows this group was hit particularly hard. 

Westside’s strawberry farm icon dies at 85 after losing battle with...

Rigoberto Ramirez Sr. owned the Ramirez Strawberry Ranch in West Long Beach on Santa Fe Avenue and Arlington Street, a place where people from Long Beach and beyond would buy his sweet strawberries for the past 53 years.

From adobo to adidas: new restaurant brings signature Filipino street food...

Dollar Stix Filipino Exotic Grill, a new restaurant that opened in December in West Long Beach, aims to stand out from the small bunch of Filipino venues sprinkled across the area with its signature street food.

Customers urged to boycott Long Beach’s highest performing Ralphs, demonstrators say

Many residents, as well as some city leaders, including Mayor Robert Garcia, have shown displeasure over the move.

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