Visitors, residents and business owners feel less safe downtown, survey finds

Fewer people said they would recommend other visit Downtown Long Beach compared to previous years. Homelessness was the number one concern among respondents.

Harbor Commission elects former Councilman Steven Neal as board president

Steven Neal, who represented North Long Beach on city council from 2010-2014, has been elected president of the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

From L.A. to the Bay, some bars are requiring patrons to prove they’re vaccinated—but...

After over a year of restrictions on their businesses, Long Beach bar owners say limitations on who can frequent them is the last thing they need.

Igniter system anomaly caused Rocket Lab’s May mission to fail, company says

Rocket Lab has determined an igniter system malfunction caused its May 15 mission to fail and now the company is set for another launch before the end of the month.

City now accepting applications for restaurant tax, fee reimbursement grants

The Long Beach Economic Development department is now accepting applications for grants to cover certain business license taxes and fees for eligible restaurants, the city announced Monday afternoon.

SoCal Edison’s repairs to power infrastructure in Downtown nears completion, utility says

The repairs were required as part of a 2017 settlement agreement between the investor-owned utility and the California Public Utilities Commission, based on an investigation into multi-day blackouts in the Downtown area and underground explosions that sent manhole covers flying into the air in 2015. 

With the future of Long Beach’s waste-to-energy plant uncertain, so are law enforcement’s options...

Officers from 35-40 agencies visit a local power plant per month to dispose of illegal drugs.

Eloy Oakley, former LBCC superintendent, to advise Biden Administration on higher education

Oakley, who has accepted a temporary position advising the Biden Administration, left Long Beach City College in 2016 when he was appointed chancellor of California Community Colleges in Sacramento.

Nurse Bobbie Barraza doesn’t just hand scalpels to surgeons in the OR—she uses them

For 17 years, Bobbie Barraza has cared for patients through her position as a registered nurse. But for the last eight years, Barraza has operated in an expanded role.

Future of a locally owned utility in Long Beach remains uncertain

For years, Long Beach has studied the feasibility of forming or joining such an agency, spending $230,000 in the process.

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