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Westside’s strawberry farm icon dies at 85 after losing battle with COVID-19

Rigoberto Ramirez Sr. owned the Ramirez Strawberry Ranch in West Long Beach on Santa Fe Avenue and Arlington Street, a place where people from Long Beach and beyond would buy his sweet strawberries for the past 53 years.

Judge refuses to block ‘hero pay’ wage hike for Long Beach grocery workers

The lawsuit seeking to overturn the pay raise will still be allowed to proceed, just with the law remaining in place for now.
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Journalists at Press-Telegram, Grunion Gazette and sister papers launch drive to unionize

If a vote to unionize passes, over 20 Southern California publications under the SCNG umbrella could become union workplaces.

In spite of pandemic shutdowns, report finds aerospace added jobs this year

It’s been a tough economic year for just about every business sector, especially in the hospitality-heavy city of Long Beach. But one of the industries that has emerged unscathed has been aerospace, which managed to add a few thousand jobs between September 2019 and September 2020, according to a February report compiled by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.

Belmont Shore Business Association announces new executive director

The Belmont Shore Business Association announced that 36-year-old Jessie Artigue would succeed long time executive director Dede Rossi as its leader.

Less office space, more e-commerce warehouses: Lockdown continues to dictate real estate market

Despite the ongoing vaccination effort and subsequent reopenings currently underway in Long Beach, the local real estate market is still operating under the cloud...

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.''

Long Beach’s aerospace sector reinvigorated by new companies, innovation with an eye on space

Aviation and aerospace roots run deep in Long Beach—about 80 years to be exact. The sector has ebbed and flowed through the decades but has remained a constant force in the city. In the past, it was military and commercial aircraft. Today, companies have their sights set higher: Earth’s orbit and beyond.

Developer of 30-story Downtown hotel seeks extension to keep project alive

The 30-story American Life hotel project has struggled through a long entitlement process and a pandemic, but now its developers are bring it back for approval from the city.

Ed Killingsworth on the beach: Home he designed on the Peninsula is on the...

The landscaping isn’t as graceful as Killingsworth typically preferred, but perhaps the eternal expanse of the Pacific visible from rooms throughout the house was more than enough for the architect who invariably integrated the inside of his houses with the outside environment.

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