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

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.

Food workers to be vaccinated in ‘super-sized’ clinic at Long Beach...

City officials said over 3,000 food workers in Long Beach could be vaccinated March 5 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

Journalists at Press-Telegram, Grunion Gazette and sister papers launch drive to...

If a vote to unionize passes, over 20 Southern California publications under the SCNG umbrella could become union workplaces.

Belmont Shore Business Association announces new executive director

The Belmont Shore Business Association announced that 36-year-old Jessie Artigue would succeed long time executive director Dede Rossi as its leader.

Developer of 30-story Downtown hotel seeks extension to keep project alive

The 30-story American Life hotel project has struggled through a long entitlement process and a pandemic, but now its developers are bring it back for approval from the city.

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