State says tattoo shops, other personal-care businesses can reopen; no word yet from county...

Tattoo parlors and other personal-care businesses statewide are allowed to open for business, even in counties that remain in the most-restrictive level of the state’s four-tiered system for reopening, state officials announced today.

Misinformation from mayor, health department cost music venue almost $20,000, owner says

The Gaslamp music venue, bar and restaurant—known for booking popular tribute bands—has filed a $19,520 claim against the city for losses its owner says were a direct result of misinformation disseminated by Mayor Robert Garcia and the city’s lead health official.

Local tattoo shops reopen in anticipation of updated state guidelines

Los Angeles County tattoo shops, including at least four in Long Beach, have reopened for business in the wake of an ongoing lawsuit against the state. The lawyer representing tattoo shop owners, however, said the state will make an official announcement regarding tattoo businesses Tuesday.

Cargo volumes have boomed in recent months, but ports still anticipating year-over-year declines

Despite several months of historic cargo volumes at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, both facilities are anticipating overall 2020 volumes to...

LA County plans to purchase Long Beach Holiday Inn to house homeless

If approved, the state would provide the majority of the funding necessary to buy the property, $17.5 million, with the county providing matching funds of $4 million.

Tattoo shop owners sue governor, state health officials for the right to open

Three Los Angeles County tattoo shop owners, including one in Long Beach, filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and two state health officials over the ongoing closure mandate imposed on the industry.

Lakewood, Stonewood and Los Cerritos malls move toward full re-opening

The Lakewood Center, the Stonewood Center in Downey and the Los Cerritos Center will be reopening their indoor spaces on Wednesday.

Bridge, rail and terminal investments keep Long Beach port competitive in world market

Remaining competitive in the world of goods movement is a never-ending quest for higher capacity and efficiency—while simultaneously reducing emission—for port authorities around the world. To that end, among other ongoing projects, the Port of Long Beach celebrated the grand opening of the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project.

LIVE DEBATES: Tonight we host District 2 candidates Cindy Allen and Robert Fox

Long Beach Post senior reporter Kelly Puente and Harry Saltzgaver, executive editor of the Grunion Gazette, will moderate a debate with Cindy Allen and Robert Fox for the City Council District 2 seat.

Record stores still spinning from pandemic but sales are trending up

The must of hundreds, thousands of slowly decaying record jackets hangs in the air. If history has a smell, this is it, mixed with the not-so-slight hint of desire. Music resonates throughout the store, washing over the bin-diving clientele. Masked and gloved, the audiophiles search row after row of vinyl, searching for something—something that catches their eye or perhaps a specific album they have sought for days, months, years.

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