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Short on coins? The Mint says change is coming, while local store owners make...

Since last month, stores and consumers have been suffering from a shortage of coins. Grocery stores and banks, normally trusted sources for the occasional...

Long Beach revamps cannabis program aimed at promoting diversity in the industry

The City of Long Beach today announced changes to its cannabis equity program in hopes of providing more tangible assistance to those hoping to...
Chris and Margaux Hamrock of Salon Wire hair salon in Zaferia

You can now get a haircut or nail appointment but it has to be...

Long underfunded and lacking enforcement, Long Beach’s cannabis equity program fails to deliver results

Editor’s note: In this story, entrepreneur Brian Delahoussaye, describing the discrimination he has faced as a Black man in the cannabis industry, uses a...

Long Beach City College to offer first cannabis industry class

For the first time in its history, Long Beach City College will be offering a class solely focused on the cannabis industry.    From cultivation to...

‘Nothing’s sacred, nothing’s safe’: Catalina’s Avalon faces financial crisis as cruise ships, visitors steer...

In early July, when tourists normally descend on Catalina Island in droves for the Fourth of July weekend, it looked like Avalon was slowly...

Real estate in the days of coronavirus: lots of precautions and lots of buyers

House shopping in the Before Times: Pack the family in the minivan and drive around on weekends looking for open house signs in neighborhoods...

Looking to improve your office climate? Plants could be the answer.

Jennifer Bermudez-Perez has always had a special relationship with plants. Growing up in Michigan, with its cold, unforgiving winters, her grandparents’ house was a...
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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,...

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...

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