State legislators will hear from port leaders, the California Retailers Association, labor advocates and at least one major railroad company.
Other area hospitals said some employees chose to leave rather than receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but most staff—more than 90%—are vaccinated.
Poor trade policy and “more than a decade of underinvestment” in West Coast ports have left the agencies vulnerable, the LA Port director said, to the challenges caused by the uptick in cargo they’re now seeing.
How have the ports been investing their money, along with funds they receive from the federal government and other agencies?
Solita offers Mexican street tacos, classic Mexican dishes, sweets and a wide selection of mezcal and tequila. The restaurant pulls inspiration from Baja California's laid-back casual style with fire pits, open bars and outdoor dining.
Although the settlement amount represents only a fraction of the damages sought by the drivers, the group suing XPO Port Services considered the outcome a “stellar result,” according to court documents.
The Port of Long Beach had its second-busiest September on record last month, according to numbers the port released Thursday afternoon. However, an unprecedented number of vessels waiting off the coast to unload cargo has cast a shadow over the port’s success.
While the ports are indeed working to speed up the flow of goods, the reality is that it will take time for the busiest port complex in the country to significantly ramp up cargo movement, port officials said after the speech, adding that no terminal operates 24/7.
Travel restrictions that prevent foreign nationals from entering the U.S. amid the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with a clogged supply chain, have left hundreds of seafarers stuck at sea aboard cargo vessels.
A decision on how and where they’ll be able to operate and whether the industry will be taxed more is still months away.
This marks the fifth consecutive year Long Beach has won the award—more than any other bureau or center.
Deepening the waterways, in some cases by as little as 4 feet, would allow some ships to enter and exit the Port of Long Beach much more quickly, ultimately lowering national transportation costs.
In other nonprofit news, QFilms Long Beach announced its festival winners, and the fundraising totals are in for Long Beach Gives.
Central Long Beach was already an area in transition when Suely Saro began campaigning for the City Council’s 6th District seat in early 2019. Metro’s...
For 56 years, SnugTop has manufactured aftermarket fiberglass truck caps, also known as camper shells, at its five-acre facility in West Long Beach but operations will cease for good Oct. 15, according to the company.
Leaders in the Cambodian community worry that the closure of cultural restaurant La Lune Thmey in December 2019 may have been the beginning of the loss of one of the city’s most well-known and identifiable corridors, particularly as developers see potential in the area.
Long Beach’s Midtown Business Improvement District has supported Anaheim Street’s eclectic mix of businesses—various markets, popular restaurants, jewelry stores and more—for the last four...
Mayor Robert Garcia sat down with Business Journal editor Hayley Munguia for his eighth annual interview on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at The Westin in...
The spooky season is upon us and Pa’s Pumpkin Patch, a Halloween staple for Long Beach residents, is set to reopen Friday after not operating last year due to COVID-19.
Landlords across California can, with certain exceptions, once more evict tenants who are behind on rent.
“Drinking and golfing go hand-in-hand,” Andrew Esparaza said sitting in his new bar surrounded by golf-related decor.
California's eviction moratorium is set to end Thursday, but Los Angeles County's own version of the ban will remain in place through the end...
Understaffed businesses are still struggling to hire, even as the temporary increase in unemployment benefits has expired. And the likely reasons, experts say, point to longer term challenges for the hardest hit industries.
The municipal airport’s new ticketing building and adjoining checked-baggage inspection system facility are on track to open to travelers sometime in the first quarter of 2022.
I am thrilled to announce the hire of a new editor, Hayley Munguia, who began leading coverage of the Long Beach Business Journal Monday, Sept. 20.
Traffic signal pilot program uses artificial intelligence to ease pollution, congestion in Long Beach
What if traffic lights and cars could talk to each other? A new Long Beach-based pilot program, aimed at reducing pollution and congestion using intelligent cars and artificial intelligence, is trying to find out.
At Aces High Aviation, located on the eastern perimeter of the Long Beach Airport, the flight school's four training planes are taking off 24...
From the labor market to business spending, all signs point are pointing up for the local economy, experts said during Wednesday's Accelerate Long Beach quarterly economic forum.
Record cargo imports have caused congestion at the port, leading experts to predict a shortage of popular gifting items—from electronics to clothing—just ahead of the holiday season.
The all-day online event featuring over 200 different nonprofit organizations to support will be held on Thursday, Sept. 23.
After months of nearly zero traffic, leading a majority of the shops and restaurants at the airport to completely close during the height of the pandemic, all but two have reopened.
There are more than 27,000 pieces of “space junk” being tracked by the U.S. Department of Defense as they orbit the Earth, according to NASA. In 2023, Rocket Lab will launch a demonstration satellite meant to remove orbital debris, the Long Beach-based company announced Tuesday.
In hopes of avoiding long lines and confusion on race day, race organizers are encouraging ticket holders to submit proof of vaccination ahead of time or have it handy on race day.
The Global Time Attack challenge, a new addition to the Grand Prix program, in which drivers compete for the fastest lap time over the course of the weekend.
With passenger volumes through Long Beach Airport continuing to recover after being decimated by the pandemic and airlines utilizing more daily flight slots, officials say the small, municipal airfield is well-positioned for a solid 2022.
“The fact that we're the season finale … adds a whole new dimension to the interest level,” Michaelian said, noting that the interest is not relegated to race fans but also to teams and their sponsors.
Two Southern California natives—Jimmie Johnson, 45, and Colton Herta, 21—are fulfilling childhood dreams driving this weekend at the 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The sound of french fries sizzling in scalding hot oil while the scent emanating from the fryer hangs heavy in the kitchen of a small, triangular building in North Long Beach where Mr. Fries Man employees—all clad in black—pile mounds of meat, cheese and sauces on a bed of deep-fried potatoes.
Portside Fish Co. joins independent restaurants Main Chick Hot Chicken, Oi Asian Fusion and Shomi Noods: Ramen Bar at the Uptown Commons retail space on Atlantic Avenue and Artesia Boulevard.
On Oct. 15, Clark Construction Group will turn over the new museum, renamed the Carolyn Campagna Kleefeld Contemporary Art Museum, to the university—right on schedule.
The Long Beach Community Foundation is celebrating its 25th anniversary and a significant increase in the charitable assets it has been managing in recent years.
Built to accommodate the influx in cash created by the Signal Hill oil boom, the branch—located on the corner of Obispo Avenue and Anaheim Street in the heart of Zaferia—was the bank's first, following the construction of the historic Downtown flagship building in 1907.
The rink is scheduled to open September 18 and will include a skate rental booth and kiosk for skates, accessories and merchandise currently underway.
A multi-city construction project to reimagine Artesia Boulevard in Southern California is expected to break ground this winter. The once-in-a-generation investment—as one Long Beach official...
Long Beach’s 9th City Council district is bordered by the cities of Carson to the west, Compton to the north and Lakewood to the east, and those unique circumstances have community leaders trained on South Street as a process to redraw the city's council districts unfolds.
Find out where the best pizza, beer, donuts and more are in Long Beach Thursday night.
Using federal funds, the Long Beach 2022 budget will continue various programs that support local businesses impacted by the pandemic that began last year, including grants, fee waivers, technical support, eviction protection and more.
Across Long Beach, museums have reopened their doors to visitors, dance crews are rehearsing and actors are returning to the stage. As the arts return after a year of pandemic restrictions, so does millions in auxiliary spending, from ticket sales to dinner reservations.
The Advanced Clean Transportation Expo is the first major convention to return to the Long Beach Convention Center after a 15-month hiatus.
“Women are typically under-represented in engineering and STEM sectors, but we’re working to change that,” Rocket Lab spokeswoman Murielle Baker said in an email.
With the pandemic shuttering music venues and live performances, 2020 turned out to be the year artists could use this kind of service more than ever.
The economy is rebounding and, across Long Beach, white-collar workers are trickling back into offices. The office sector of the real estate market, however, has yet to catch up.
Construction is underway on The Aster, a 218-unit mixed-use development on the southwest corner of East Broadway and Long Beach Boulevard in Downtown Long Beach.
“This type of housing is so needed in our communities,” 1st District Councilwoman Mary Zendejas said.
“Long Beach is a much bigger and better city due to the presence of Ensemble,” Mayor Robert Garcia said in a statement.
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association is set to receive $200,000 in gap funding as part of a $1.3 million spending package unanimously approved by the City Council Tuesday.
Rocket Lab, a Long Beach-based manufacturer and launch service provider, went public today on the Nasdaq stock exchange when it opened at 9:30 a.m. EST.
“In general, there’s lots of demand and very limited supply,” Ryan Endres, a principal with Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, said of the industrial market.
Small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit is preparing to go public, announcing Monday it will merge with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, to list on the Nasdaq stock exchange by the end of the year.
“We are slammed,” said Angelika Mayer, office manager at upscale home build contractor Zieba Builders.
Excited passengers of all ages were anxious to board Carnival Cruise Line’s Panorama in Long Beach Saturday, marking the end of 17 cruiseless months due to the pandemic.
The first ship to sail from Long Beach will be the Panorama, a 4,008-passenger vessel set to depart on a seven-day cruise down the Mexican Riviera.
The third and final phase of one of the world’s greenest and most technologically advanced cargo facilities, the Long Beach Container Terminal at Middle Harbor, has been completed, Port of Long Beach officials announced Friday.
With the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association facing an uncertain future due to its primary funding source drying up, Mayor Robert Garcia and the City Council are proposing one-time funding for the organization as part of the 2021-2022 budget.
Ylenia Mino's company, Paint for a Purpose, offers painting classes for corporate and private clients—hosting as many as 200 people per event—that range from team building exercises to birthday parties.
From to-go booze to partnering with nearby restaurants to becoming mini-marts and Christmas tree lots, Bixby Knolls' beer-centric establishments found creative ways to sustain themselves while their original business models were not available to them.
The partial closure of a China port is expected to cause delays at the Port of Long Beach, which already is facing a backlog of ships amid one of the busiest cargo months of the year, according to port executives.
Best friends Joty Kaur, 28, and Lucy Singleton, 30, are always catching people by surprise with their youth and "remixed" Mexican food.
Passenger volumes at Long Beach Airport continue to rise, with travel now back up to more than two-thirds of what it was pre-pandemic, according to July data released Wednesday.
Companies founded by women produce higher returns on investment and cumulative revenues than those led by men, but still receive only a fraction of overall funding from investors.
Rocket Lab is gearing up to launch three successive missions from late August through September, the company announced Tuesday. The missions will mark the fastest turnaround between launches for the company to date.
The Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association is crucial for the neighborhood's businesses and residents alike, but the organization is facing financial hardships that it may not be able to fully overcome.
The return of conventions is huge for Downtown Long Beach restaurants and hotels, all of which rely on conventioneers to keep revenues up.
Launch service provider Rocket Lab announced the company’s first lunar mission, which is slated to lift off in the fourth quarter of this year as an early phase of NASA's Artemis program.
Consumer demand continues to drive a cargo surge through the Port of Long Beach resulting in another record-breaking month in July, officials announced Thursday.
California Swaging & Cable Products Co., which manufactures metal cable assemblies, was established in 1947, and has been under the same family ownerships for more than 50 years.