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Relaxed COVID-19 restrictions offer little relief for local music venues

“I would have never thought I’d be operating like this, but it is what it is."

‘Music is my high’: With live shows canceled, indie booker starts 7” record label

Jon and Julia Halperin did not want to be a traditional record label, so each of his 7” releases is strictly limited to 200 copies on two colorways, 100 of each, and the artists have complete control of the release.

After death of Clint Gilmore, Long Beach’s last independent music store might shutter forever

"If it’s not sustainable, I’m going to have to liquidate."

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

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.

East Village dog salon closes its doors amid a number of challenges

Pawsitively Long Beach, located in the East Village Arts District at 254 Elm St., is Long Beach’s latest small-business casualty. The business will shut its doors on Wednesdays.

The Boujie Crab seafood restaurant brings the French Quarter to North Long Beach

Nickey McKnight’s self-made-boss mentality and Southern upbringing inspired her to open The Boujie Crab restaurant in North Long Beach—and despite opening during the COVID-19 pandemic, the upscale seafood restaurant is already making waves.

Love at first slice: Thunderbolt Pizza now serving New York-style pies in Bixby Knolls

“It’s a Brooklyn-style, date-night pizzeria,” Stebbins said. “The kind of place you can go for a nice salad, a pizza, and a bottle of wine on a date, or with your family, or to hang with a bunch of friends. The type of pizzeria I’ve always gravitated to.”

‘It’s a real drag’: After more than two decades, Planet Books forced to vacate...

Planet Books staff will celebrate the store’s 22nd anniversary by boxing up 50,000 books, following a 30-day notice to vacate its long-time home by mid-November.

New Gerald Desmond Bridge bicycle-pedestrian path may not open until next year

A new connector bridge that would allow cyclists and pedestrians to access the path from Ocean Boulevard and the city’s trail network may have to be built before the path is opened.

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