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Jason Ruiz

Jason Ruiz covers City Hall and politics for the Long Beach Post. Reach him at jason@lbpost.com or @JasonRuiz__LB on Twitter.

Downtown veteran-owned coffee and tea shop to close for good this...

While the coffee and tea shop is closing, the two owners are moving on to focus on a nonprofit they’ve founded to help military veterans and K9s transition from service-life to life as civilians.

For Long Beach bars, this was a year of navigating rules—and...

Currently bars are not allowed to open unless they sell food, but they could be allowed to open in a few weeks for outdoor service when the city enters the “orange” tier in the state's color-coded system determining when it's safe to loosen restrictions.

More cannabis dispensaries could be in the works as Long Beach...

Long Beach is looking into offering eight additional licenses for cannabis dispensaries in hopes of diversifying those who own and run them.

City Council OKs plan to spend an expected windfall of $153...

One of the largest allocations the city is proposing is to plug budget holes, end furloughs and replenish the city’s reserves with over $83 million of the $153 million from the federal government.

Even looser COVID rules soon? Long Beach could enter the ‘orange...

Long Beach and Los Angeles County could be just weeks away from entering the state’s even looser 'orange tier' of coronavirus rules.

State program could ease strain on moderate-income housing construction

A growing number of cities are entering into deals in which newer apartment buildings are purchased with tax-exempt bonds to be turned into affordable units.

Long Beach expects to receive $151 million in new stimulus funds;...

Long Beach expects to receive $151 million in stimulus funds from the federal government, with the largest chunk expected to be used to solve the city's budget deficits and end employee furloughs, the mayor said Monday in a video address.

Huff’s Family Restaurant is closed; debts make reopening doubtful

Like many other businesses, Huff's has been hammered by changing COVID-19 regulations, openings and closings, and—in its case—a proximity to Orange County where rules were looser.

Affordable condo project gains early approval amid protests over parking impacts

A 36-unit condo project in the Washington Neighborhood gained a key approval from the Long Beach Planning Commission Thursday but neighbors of the project are concerned of its impact on parking.

Planning Commission approves 30-story hotel project at old Jergins Trust site

The hotel would become one of the city’s tallest buildings at approximately 375 feet, and one of its most recognizable with a proposed 130-foot tall lighted-spire to extend upward from its 28th floor.

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