Emotionally and economically exhausted: Hospitals one year into COVID-19

The last 13 months have been a rollercoaster of shifting guidelines, lockdowns and tragedy. From individuals to businesses to the economy at large, nothing was immune to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Doctors and nurses have spent the last year triaging patients in parking lots, providing care in temporary tents and working long hours to treat massive amounts of patients in overcrowded hospitals.

Councilman who voted in favor of Downtown hotel project files appeal with Coastal Commission,...

Councilman Roberto Uranga, who also serves on the Coastal Commission, signed onto an appeal late last month challenging some of the aspects of the proposed hotel, including how it affects pedestrian access to the coast, the cost to stay at the hotel and how the hotel’s valet parking would impact access to a public park.

New 130-bed restorative care campus to open in Downey this fall

The new facility will include 50 beds for homeless patients and support to connect them with long-term housing, officials said. 

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

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.

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."

Queen Mary operator to auction lease for ship after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Long Beach owns the Queen Mary but has leased the ship to various operators, some of whom have met similar financial struggles.

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.

L.A. County passes ordinance requiring $5 ‘Hero Pay’ for grocery workers

"Grocery and drug retail employees have continued to report to work and serve our communities, despite the ongoing hazards and dangers of being exposed to COVID-19.''

One of the bright spots in the midst of city budget woes: Cannabis revenue...

Cannabis tax revenue finished $6.3 million over city projections, and the increase could be just a glimpse of what's to come as the industry continues to grow in Long Beach.

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