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Long Beach secures contract for new major convention

Are hospitals prepared for an influx of coronavirus patients?

Coronavirus: Landlords look to the feds for help

Mitra Rogers

‘Not your grandpa’s chamber:’ New chair-elect vows to bring change to LB Chamber of...

Mitra Rogers is no stranger to the boardroom.  The new chair-elect of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has served on the board of...
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We are in the midst of an extraordinary crisis

This was supposed to be a very different edition of the Long Beach Business Journal. Our plan was to feature aspects of the event...

Portside: Keeping up with the Port of Long Beach

For nearly half a century, Socorro Gallardo has worked in the maintenance division for the Port of Long Beach. “I’ve been a mechanic all...

News in Brief

Cargo declines at Port of Long Beach for second straight month Cargo volumes at the Port of Long Beach declined for the second straight month...

LBCC president fired as feud with board members spills into public

KLBP

KLBP opens new studio, providing ‘soapbox for whoever needs it’

As Rose Lozon traipses around Long Beach Public Radio’s (KLBP) new and first ever brick and mortar location, she walks with newfound purpose. Less than...

‘One big unit of weird:’ Dark Art Emporium moves to larger, darker, pizza-er location

Tucked toward the back hall of pizza joint The 4th Horseman is a new entryway into one of Long Beach’s most distinct art spaces:...
coronavirus testing lab

Who can be tested for the coronavirus in Long Beach? Not everyone

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Coronavirus and new independent contractor law deliver one-two punch to event industry

It’s been a tough few months for event organizers in California. Earlier this year, several festivals, including the Lake Tahoe Jazz Festival and the Northern...
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Coronavirus is changing daily life in Long Beach

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Continuing safe business operations in the wake of coronavirus

With a constant flow of reports and updates from local, state and federal agencies regarding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, public concern continues to grow....
Park Estates home

Park Estates home sparkles after $1 million in upgrades

Assemblyman honors 2020 Women of Distinction

Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach, will honor 19 women during his annual 70th District Women of Distinction event. Originally scheduled for March 13, the...
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Podcast: Is Your Business Prepared For COVID-19?

A new coronavirus, COVID-19, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks. With new cases reported across the nation and in the state of California,...
Portside Rajeev Seetharam

Portside: Keeping up with the Port of Long Beach

Every project undertaken by the Port of Long Beach has a traffic element. From signage to road detours, port Senior Traffic Engineer Rajeev Seetharam...
LBUSD Superintendent Chris Steinhauser

Chris Steinhauser to leave district, but not public education

Chris Steinhauser doesn’t care about records. The outgoing superintendent of the Long Beach Unified School District recently announced his retirement, just a few months...
Carson City Manager Sharon Landers

Carson aims to fix, modernize, grow

Located just across the 405 and 710 freeways from Long Beach, the city of Carson shares many characteristics with its larger neighbor.  For one, the...
LGB Pop Ups

Long Beach Airport wants to make flying fun again

City Ventures townhomes in North Long Beach

56 for-sale townhomes coming to North Long Beach

Two proposed developments along Long Beach Boulevard in North Long Beach will transform vacant parcels into 56 for-sale townhomes by City Ventures, developer of...
CSDUH President Thomas Parham

CSU Dominguez Hills celebrates 60 years, new building

Walking across the Cal State Dominguez Hills campus, it’s obvious that change is underway. The university recently completed construction on a new science center....
Carson Arts

Carson development boom continues amid state housing crisis

Thousands of residential units, hundreds of thousands of square feet of retail space and multiple industrial buildings are under construction or proposed in the...

Creative living project planned in North LB

Voters statewide to decide on $15B bond for education facility projects

Podcast: A Chat With Carson’s First Female City Manager

An unincorporated, working class community in Los Angeles County until 1968, Carson has long been overshadowed by its larger neighbors. Last year, the city...

City Council Elections: Candidates respond to our questions

Do you want to know where candidates for city council stand on city- and district-wide issues? Find their responses below. District 2 Cindy Allen, Jeanette M....

George Economides, the ‘voice of business,’ steps down

George Economides and his Long Beach Business Journal have been the voice of businesses in the city for more than three decades. And although Economides,...
Dr. Victoria Fox Pathways To Stem Cell Science

Should California invest another $5.5 Billion into stem cell research?

Over the past 15 years, California’s stem cell program has funded over 1,000 research, training and community engagement projects focused on stem cell technology...

Heritage Award winners this year includes some heroic home rescues

Standing against those who are avidly intent on tearing down historic and architecturally significant (and beautiful) buildings, are Long Beach’s preservationists, a group that...
Airport Terminal Improvement Project Rendering

Cost of airport terminal improvements to rise by $21 million

Long Beach Airport will soon undergo another significant transformation that will restructure the pre-security portions of the facility after the Long Beach City Council...
Dede Rossi

Dede Rossi: A Decade Of Business Leadership In Belmont Shore

Dede Rossi announced her departure from the Belmont Shore Business Association at the end of last month, but old habits die hard.  On a sunny...
Villa Riviera

Demand for Downtown apartments will not slow, study says 

Demand for Downtown apartments will not slow, study says  AMLI Park Broadway, one of Downtown Long Beach's newest luxury apartment complexes, opened in April 2019...
Portside Dan Coffey

Portside: Keeping up with the Port of Long Beach

Dan Coffey worked alongside Port of Long Beach staff for eight years before joining the organization. Now a port leasing officer, Coffey’s first introduction...
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Engineers union files unfair practices charge against city

The union that represents city engineers has filed an unfair labor practice charge with the state,  alleging the city has drawn out negotiations over...
Granada Beach Concessions Rendering

Work to begin on two additional beach concession stands

The Long Beach City Council approved a $2.8 million contract to begin the buildout of two more beach concession stands as the city continues...

City strengthens ban on plastic straws, foam containers 

Long Beach’s ban on Styrofoam and similar containers will soon apply to retail sales and expand to include plastic straws after the City Council...
Long Beach VA campus construction

Building A Better Long Beach: Expanding care, services for 55,000 vets

Development of new outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities are well underway at the VA Long Beach campus, with a new community living center...
Dr. Marc Sakwa and Dr. Jeff Altshuler

Michigan Heart Surgeons Bring Innovative Technique To Long Beach

After three decades of working together, Dr. Marc Sakwa and Dr. Jeffrey Altshuler have developed a dynamic reminiscent of a married couple that has...
Cherese Mari Laulhere Children's Village at Miller Children's and Women's Hospital Long Beach

Philanthropic group pledges $500K for new adolescent gym

The Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach Auxiliary pledged $500,000 for a new adolescent rehabilitation gym in the new Cherese Mari Laulhere Children’s Village, currently...

City examines lack of urgent care facilities in certain neighborhoods

Long Beach officials are considering incentives and strategies to expand access to urgent care facilities in underserved communities, particularly North and West Long Beach. In...
David Sommers

Podcast: Business Journal, Long Beach Post Join Forces

The Long Beach Business Journal, founded by George Economides in 1987, has been sold to Pacific Community Media, owner of the Long Beach Post....

Rent control proposition returns, will appear on November ballot

A new measure that would allow municipalities to enact rent control laws on more residential units is headed for the November ballot. Secretary of...
Acres of Books construction site

Real Estate 2020: Riding The Crest Of A Wave

Real estate in Long Beach and the surrounding areas is riding the crest of a wave, propelled by strong momentum in the residential real...
Downtown Long Beach shoreline

Long Beach Business Journal Sells To Pacific Community Media

Dear Readers: A year ago January, I determined that, at age 71, I had at least a few productive years left in me, so...
InstaHome ADU

First Prefabricated ADU Installed In Long Beach

Residents ventured out of their homes along Palo Verde Avenue and drivers pulled over to the side of the road to watch as a...
San Pedro Fish Market John Ungaro, Henry Ungaro, Michael Ungaro

Alamitos Bay Turns The Corner

On the go? Listen to our podcast episode instead. When Michael Ungaro worked out at the Orangetheory Fitness center in the Marina Shores shopping center,...
California State University Child and Family Center

Balancing Family And Career – A Struggle For Working Parents

For employment attorney Kimberly Lind, the kinds of challenges her clients with children face in juggling the responsibilities of parenthood and employment are not...
Belmont Plaza Pool Rendering

City Reveals New Plans For Belmont Pool, Leaving Critics Unconvinced

Over two years after city staff presented members of the Long Beach City Council with initial plans to replace the demolished Belmont Plaza Olympic...
Robert Stepp, Stepp Commercial

Residential Real Estate: Moderate Growth, Tight Inventories In 2020

In both the single-family and multi-family sectors, 2020 is expected to see strong demand, tight inventories and stable, if not skyrocketing prices, real estate...
Office condominium at Douglas Park

Commercial Real Estate Markets Remain Unchanged In 2020

All commercial real estate markets are expected to continue experiencing similar trends to 2019, according to local experts. Office tenants are seeking more amenities...
Studio One Eleven Office

Long Beach Companies Invest and Innovate To Design Modern Workspaces

The modern workplace is in constant flux. Many companies are leveraging technological advances and research on efficient workplace design in the interest of increased...
Giovanni Sergi

Portside: Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

Monitoring the Port of Long Beach’s 3,520 acres of land and 4,600 acres of water is no easy task, but Giovanni Sergi has spent...
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NEWSFLASH: Long Beach Business Journal Founder George Economides Sells Company to Pacific Community Media

Long Beach, California – After founding the Long Beach Business Journal more than three decades ago, Owner George Economides has sold his company to...
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Podcast: A Wave Of New Development Rolls Into Alamitos Bay

Once struggling to attract shoppers and diners, Alamitos Bay is welcoming several new developments that could finally turn the tide on economic development in...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Executive Director Dede Rossi To Leave Belmont Shore Business Association Dede Rossi, who has served as executive director of the Belmont Shore Business Association for...

The New Long Beach Civic Center

Our softcover book, The New Long Beach Civic Center, is now available for purchase! Click here to buy the book online.

Realty Views: Good News On Lending

Homeowners and homebuyers have some good news to look forward to in 2020. Most of the recent announcements by the federal agencies that oversee...
Shashank Patil, Port of Long Beach

PortSide: Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

For nearly 14 years, Shashank Patil has served as a senior planner in the Port of Long Beach’s Transportation Planning Division, which conducts transportation...
AES Alamitos Energy Center

Renewable Energy At Record Levels; Fossil Fuels Face Uncertainties

Tensions in the Middle East and the escalating war between Sacramento and the White House have left the energy sector – particularly the petroleum...
Farmers & Merchants Bank Lobby

Strong Economy Prompts Positive Outlook For Financial Services Industry

Economists are entering the new year in a far more optimist mood than the last and experts in the financial services industry have joined...
MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center CEO John Bishop

Reimbursement, Outpatient Care Are Topline Issues For Health Care Industry

When most people think of hospitals, they imagine large, looming buildings like MemorialCare’s Long Beach Medical Center, its red cross visible from the 405...

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