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Port Of L.A. Director Gene Seroka Urges Long Beach To Join Data Sharing Project

In October of 2014, right as cargo flow into the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles began to surge ahead of the holiday...
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State Legislators Pass Contested Bills On Worker Classification, Rent Control And More

As the 2018-2019 legislative session comes to a close, it’s time to take stock of the new laws affecting California’s business community that were...

Examining ‘Ground Zero’ Of The U.S.-China Trade War

As of September 1, there are now higher tariffs in place on a total of $550 billion worth of imports from China, a Trump...
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Fact-Finding Panel Recommends Pay Raises, End To ‘Constant Negotiations’ With City Union

The City of Long Beach has returned to the negotiating table with its youngest labor union, the Association of Long Beach Employees (ALBE). The...
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Proposed Fiscal Year Budget Focuses On Homelessness, Public Safety

In 2018, city staff had projected a $9.3 million budget shortfall for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. But at a press conference on July 31,...
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VA Long Beach Expands With Three New Buildings, Addresses Mission Act

While some believe recent legislation aimed at providing more accessible care for veterans, including at the VA Long Beach Healthcare System, will significantly improve...
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Food Business Uses City Loan Program To Expand Operations

Emphasizing the importance of organic food, local residents Chrissy Cox and Dawna Bass co-founded Rainbow Juices in 2012 as a home business to provide...
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City Staff Propose Permanent Measure A Sales Tax Extension

With the mayor’s support, city staff are presenting a proposal to the Long Beach City Council tonight, July 2, to extend the Measure A...
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City Plan To Address Climate Change Is Costly But Necessary, Experts Say

California is famous for its sunny weather and abundant coastline. But this location, so favorable to the agriculture and tourism that has long played...

Municipal Labor Group Signals Possible Strike

Around 200 members of a labor bargaining group representing about 700 City of Long Beach employees walked out of an annual luncheon on May...

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