CalChamber Poll: Voters Optimistic On Jobs, Not Affordability
A recently released 2018 CalChamber poll found that the majority of California voters are optimistic about the economy but worried about the cost of living. Nearly two-thirds of voters said new jobs have been created where they live, according to a CalChamber press release. The majority of residents in every region except the Inland Empire agreed that most new jobs created present an opportunity for upward mobility into the middle class. At the same time, more than three-quarters of voters agreed that “earning enough income to enjoy a middle-class lifestyle is becoming almost impossible in my part of California.” For the fourth consecutive year, 60% of families with children at home agreed that “my children will have a better future if they leave California.” Nearly half of voters viewed the housing shortage as “very significant,” with another third deeming it “somewhat significant.”

‘Around The Table’ Tackles Homelessness In Long Beach
Long Beach Community Foundation hosts “Around the Table,” a series of free events to discuss homelessness in Long Beach, on December 3, 4 and 9. The first event takes place at 5 p.m., Golden Sails Best Western, 6285 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. Last year’s Around the Table event found that residents felt homelessness to be the most important issue facing the city. This year, the discussion focuses on how residents who want to help can create a positive impact for those experiencing homelessness. To register for any of the upcoming events, visit

State Of The County Luncheon Photos
The annual State of the County luncheon, presented by the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and featuring 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn, was held today at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, attracting nearly 1,000 people. SoCal Gas sponsored the event. Click here to view the Business Journal’s photo gallery of the event.