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Melissa Evans is the managing editor of the Long Beach Post. Reach her at melissa@lbpost.com, @melissaevansLBP or 562-437-5814.

These Long Beach ZIP codes saw the biggest year-over-year rent increases

In just one year, rents have shot up 5% or more in most city ZIP codes, amounting to more than $100 in extra costs per month for mostly lower-wage workers.

Here’s 25 businesses local to Long Beach where you can find...

This season especially, in the wake of a pandemic that throttled small businesses, we recommend getting off the couch, putting your phone down, and shopping local.

Business Journal begins new chapter with new editor

I am thrilled to announce the hire of a new editor, Hayley Munguia, who began leading coverage of the Long Beach Business Journal Monday, Sept. 20.

New logistical challenge for race organizers this year: COVID-19 

In hopes of avoiding long lines and confusion on race day, race organizers are encouraging ticket holders to submit proof of vaccination ahead of time or have it handy on race day.

New CSU chancellor talks bigger budgets, diversifying faculty and getting students...

Among his many firsts, Joseph Castro is the first chancellor to begin his tenure in the midst of a pandemic that forced a major overhaul in the way higher education is conducted. 

County, Long Beach very close to meeting COVID-19 metrics for more...

On Tuesday, the state reported an adjusted case rate for the county of 7.2 cases per 100,000 residents; that number must fall below 7 in order to move to a less-restrictive tier.

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