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As vaccinations progress, more industries fight to move their workers to the front of...

The city of Long Beach will begin vaccinating essential workers outside of the healthcare field on Tuesday. Advocates from various industries say their workers should be next.
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Here’s what you need to know about the second round of PPP loans

A long awaited second round of federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans is being rolled out this week. In total, the Small Business Administration is set to give out $284.5 billion in loans to businesses.

Bringing math to medicine: Long Beach allergy institute plans to add sites, build new...

The Southern California Food Allergy Institute relies on large sets of data and applied mathematics to treat strong food allergies.

Column: Leaving California? Here are some homes in the states you’re fleeing to

The most popular states to which people from the Golden State flee are Texas (according to recent census figures, about 82,000 Californians ended up in that state), followed by Arizona (59,000), Nevada (47,000), Washington (46,000) and Oregon (38,000).

Chianina to close permanently, Michael’s on Naples to shut doors until outdoor dining resumes

Chianina Steakhouse on Second Street will close its doors for good. Michael's on Naples will be closing temporarily until outdoor dining is allowed to resume.

Construction of Children’s Village is complete; first patients expected in February

Construction of the 80,000-square-foot Cherese Mari Laulhere Children’s Village on the Long Beach Medical Center campus has been completed and equipment will be moved into the facility over the next two months. The first patients are expected to be admitted in February.

Long Beach’s cannabis industry lacks diversity—two men are determined to change that

After forming a nonprofit to represent marginalized entrepreneurs looking to enter the cannabis industry, Cruz and his business partner developed an ambitious plan to provide them with business development support.

At least 3 Long Beach barber shops remain open in defiance of public health...

“Nobody can tell me that shutting down my small business, my barber shop, is going to stop COVID,” said Gabe Torres, owner of Precise Barber Shop and Precise Barber College.

5 economic stories to look for in Downtown Long Beach in 2021

It’s an understatement to say that 2020 challenged Long Beach and the Downtown area in ways that no one saw coming. Heading into 2021, the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic will likely linger for years. But other economic and development efforts remain on the horizon. 

What comes after the worst year ever?

Surely 2020 turned out to be the worst one yet for many millions of people. If nothing else, it’s unified the world in a hatred for a year expressed in every language.

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