Carnival Cruise Line Debuts Expanded Terminal,

Announces Additional Long Beach Investments

At the celebration for Carnival Cruise Line’s newly expanded terminal in Long Beach, Carnival representatives announced a series of other investments in store for its Long Beach operations. The Carnival Splendor, a 3,012-passenger ship, is now offering cruises from Long Beach to Hawaii, Alaska and Mexico. In 2019, the cruise line will debut its new 3,960-passenger ship, the Carnival Panorama, which will provide service to the Mexican Riviera from Long Beach. Carnival is also investing in a major port development in Ensenada, Mexico, a locale on the line’s cruise itinerary.


Mayor To Tackle Port Truckers’ Labor Concerns

Mayor Robert Garcia, along with Councilmembers Lena Gonzalez and Jeannine Pearce, plans to request the city manager to work with the California labor commissioner and the attorney general to combat reportedly unfair labor practices at trucking companies. In his recent State of the City address, the mayor expressed a belief that many drivers are underpaid and that the violation of existing regulations is leading to delays and inefficiencies. The city council is slated to vote on this item at the February 20 meeting.


Anti-Rent Control Summit

This Saturday, February 17, Better Housing For Long Beach is hosting a “Stop Rent Control Summit” with industry leaders and strategists as guest speakers. Noon, 624 Pacific Ave. An RSVP is required. Contact or 310/926-3309.


Port Of Long Beach Starts 2018 Strong

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) began 2018 with a record-breaking January, moving 657,830 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) through the harbor – 12.9% growth compared to January 2017. It was the first time in port history that more than 600,000 containers were moved in the month of January. Imports grew 8.6% year over year to 324,656 TEUs, while exports rose 1.9% to 120,503 TEUs. Empty containers being shipped overseas increased 28.5% to 212,671 TEUs. The increases followed a recent announcement by officials stating 2017 was the busiest year in the port’s 107-year history, having moved 7.54 million TEUs through the harbor.


Bob’s Discount Furniture To Hold Grand Opening At Long Beach Towne Center

Bob’s Discount Furniture is celebrating a grand opening in Long Beach from February 15 to 19 at Long Beach Towne Center. Entertainment includes visits from the ALT 98.7 Street Team, former Los Angeles Chargers Football Player Antoine Cason, the LA Galaxy Star Squad and more. Attendees have the opportunity to win season tickets for both Chargers and LA Galaxy games. Click here for the schedule of events and more information.


Dog Play Yard To Debut At Animal Shelter

The City of Long Beach Animal Care Services Bureau (ACS) is holding a ribbon-cutting for its new dog play yard on February 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the animal shelter on 7700 E. Spring St. No RSVP is necessary. ACS plans to present awards to outstanding volunteers and groups. Play yards provide dogs with more social interaction to lower their stress levels and help them become more adoptable.