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In wake of pandemic, Carnival woes force city to dip into Tideland funds to...

For years, it was sunny skies for the cruise industry. Not even the Great Recession could slow its momentum. Carnival Corporation, the world’s dominant...

City receives grants to assist unemployed residents

The state has awarded three grants totaling nearly $2 million to Pacific Gateway, Long Beach’s federally designated workforce development entity, to expand assistance to...

Diane’s Beachwear in the Shore closes—and another swimwear shop opens

Just as the local beaches are beginning to thaw, with summer almost upon us, Diane’s Beachwear, a 2nd Street shopping staple for nearly half...

Long Beach, other cities announce $550 million settlement in Monsanto water contamination suit

Thirteen government entities, including the city of Long Beach, have filed a motion to approve a $550 million class action settlement with Monsanto Company,...
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Unemployment reaches another historic high in Long Beach despite underreporting

Long Beach unemployment reached 20.9% in mid May, a 0.3% increase over the previous month, which was already the highest level in the city’s...
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Carnival Cruise Lines further suspends sailings until Sept. 30

On Monday, Florida-based Carnival Cruise Lines announced that it will extend the suspensions of its cruises, including all sailings normally departing from Long Beach,...

Uptown Commons development sees partial open, more to come

The Uptown Commons has partially opened with Starbucks and Wendy's being the first spaces open for business. Taking over an empty, two-acre lot at 6600 Atlantic...

North Long Beach skate shop survives pandemic, civil unrest through niche support

Long Beach resident Lena Durr had been working in the health-insurance industry for over 18 years before being laid off in 2017 just before...

Activists want to cut police budgets; here’s what the LBPD spends its money on

As waves of protests sweep across the county, there’s been new scrutiny on police departments’ budgets, which often eat up a large portion of...

City Council to consider putting renters on payment plan for missed installments

Since March, Long Beach has allowed residents and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic to defer rent owed to landlords, but on Tuesday, the...

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