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‘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...

‘Edgy Marie-Antoinette’: Long Beach party planner hopes to turn Elise’s Tea Room into quirky...

For 17 years, Elena Hassan has been hosting elaborate tea parties for children—and some adults—all over Southern California. For Hassan herself, the fantastical world...

Long Beach officials want businesses to self-certify for COVID-19 safety

Long Beach health officials are asking businesses to self-certify that they are following physical distancing health protocols for their customers and staff. As the city...

Black business owners reflect on protests, looting and the need for change

As destruction and looting overtook a peaceful gathering of thousands of demonstrators in Long Beach on the night of May 31, businesses big and small...

‘I was not prepared for that:’ Fire at Men’s Suit Outlet destroys businesses, livelihoods

When hairstylist Mechelle Hooper returned from a weekend trip to Las Vegas Sunday night, she was shocked to see the images of violent protests...

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