City And MWN Sign Long-Term Lease For Community Hospital

The City of Long Beach and Molina, Wu, Network (MWN) LLC today signed a long-term lease agreement for the operation of Community Hospital Long...

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City Auditor Announces Review Of Queen Mary Contract Long Beach City Auditor Laura Doud today announced that her office is initiating an audit of the...
Steve Goodling, Mayor Robert Garcia and Charlie Beirne

Hospitality & Tourism Industry Makes $1.8 Billion Mark On Long Beach

Arguably the most visibly impactful industry in the City of Long Beach is logistics and goods movement – home to the country’s second largest...
Ship & Shore Team

Signal Hill Company Takes On Air Pollution In Asia

Asia’s dramatic growth into the world’s manufacturing powerhouse comes at a cost. Pollution, in many forms, shrouds the economic benefits that industrialization brings to...
Grayston Leonard, Long Beach Rising

Is A New Entertainment District Blossoming In Central Long Beach?

Want to hear directly from the business owners we interviewed? Check out the latest episode of the Long Beach Business Podcast below. Walking down the...
East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Plan

Army Corps Report: Breakwater Modification Not Feasible

A 14-year study of options to change or remove the breakwater barrier between the Long Beach shoreline and the open ocean has likely come...
Dr. Graham Tse

Children’s Village Is A “Game-Changing” Medical Facility

Every year, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach cares for more than 65,000 children through more than 84,000 visits. These visits are made...
Rogers Middle School Green Team

Students, Teachers Create Plan To Reduce School Waste

Only about 500 feet away from the campus of Rogers Middle School sits Alamitos Bay, and the Pacific Ocean is less than a mile...
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center 2018

Officials Say Hotel Bed Tax Increase Could Be ‘Transformational’ For Arts Groups, Convention Center

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center has gained a healthy collection of accolades over the past few years, having been recognized by multiple...
Vicky Ojerio, Inspyr Arts

From Homelessness To Business Owner: Victoria Ojerio-Kosuda, Founder Of Inspyr Arts

Working in a children’s art studio, Victoria Ojerio-Kosuda was struck by the quality of the education provided for kids as young as five. And...
Southwest Airlines Plane at Long Beach Airport

Long Beach Airport Produces $8.6 Billion In Economic Impact, Report Shows

A new report released by the Long Beach Airport (LGB) shows that in 2018, the airport had an impact of $8.6 billion on the...
Rocket Lab, Douglas Park

Real Estate & Development

Satellite Launch Hub: Third Firm Signs Douglas Park Lease Aerospace manufacturer and small satellite launch service provider Rocket Lab has leased an 87,605-square-foot building at...
Westin Long Beach hotel lobby

Regular Renovations Keep Hotels Relevant And Competitive

With hundreds of guests staying in each hotel room every year, and thousands traipsing through halls and common areas, it is easy to imagine...
Michael O'Toole, The Gondola Getaway

Long Beach Garners Attention Among Out-Of-State And International Travelers

From the gondoliers shuttling through the Alamitos Bay to the small boutique hotels downtown, companies in Long Beach’s tourism and hospitality industry have seen...
Seaside Ballroom Lounge

New And Enhanced Spaces Expand Event Venue Offerings In Long Beach

Staff at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center and the Long Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau are always on the lookout for...

So Long 2019, Hello (New) Roaring 20s

The time has come, dear readers, for the last Millennial Pulse column of the year. And what a year, am I right? The drama....
Tham Tran, Port of Long Beach

PortSide: Keeping Up With The Port of Long Beach

When Tam Tran came to the U.S. from Vietnam at age 19, the country was in the middle of the Dotcom Bust. His mother...
Anderson Real Estate CEO Jeff Anderson

Long Beach Real Estate Markets Remain Stable As Year-End Approaches

Prices continue to increase across all Long Beach residential and commercial real estate markets, although the rate of increase has slowed when compared to...
Blair Cohn Al Austin

BID Initiatives Bring Shoppers And Diners To Bixby Knolls

When Blair Cohn joined the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association 12 years ago, the country’s economy was heading toward a dark place. Just months...
Kota Pekarang container ship

Trade War Taking Its Toll At Home: Jobs, Commerce At Risk, Study Shows

Increased tariffs on imported and exported goods moving through the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports have cost American consumers billions of dollars, distanced...
GetGlobal Panel

Luminaries Talk Trade, Global Business At Long Beach Convention

In early November, top executives from major U.S. and international companies – from Walt Disney International to Johnson & Johnson and many others –...
CRATE Modular presidents Amanda Gattenby and Lisa Sharpe

Local Firm’s Answer To Housing Crisis: Container Living

Home prices and rents continue to increase throughout California, exacerbating the statewide housing crisis. Housing issues impact homelessness throughout the state, which accounts for...
Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility Footprint

Land Swap Between Ports Paves Way For Pier B Rail Project

Just west of the 710 Freeway, where industrial warehouses push up against Long Beach’s busy port, plans for an $870 million project are beginning...

Bullish On Long Beach Real Estate: Waterford Property Company

On paper, One World Trade Center looked . . . challenging. Nearly half the building was unoccupied, the configuration was outdated, and the list...

Millennials Make The News, Again

Over the course of the past two weeks, public commentary and news coverage around the Millennial generation has swelled due to the release of...
Alex Holford

PortSide: Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

In his over nine years with the Port of Long Beach, Environmental Specialist Associate Alex Holford has worked on some of the port’s hallmark...

Long Beach Puts Freeze On No-Fault Evictions

All across Southern California, tenants and their advocates have sounded the alarm over evictions and lease terminations following the passage of a state law...
Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification Portal

Long Beach Transit To Buy More Electric Buses

It has been over three years since the first battery-electric bus was deployed on Long Beach streets. Long Beach Transit (LBT) received the first...

City Hall News In Brief

City Council Denies Appeal, Greenlights 345-Unit Downtown Development The Long Beach City Council voted unanimously on November 12 to deny an appeal by Supporters Alliance...

Mary Zendejas Emerges As Likely Winner Of First District Election

Mary Zendejas, a member of Long Beach Transit’s board of directors, came in first in the special election for Long Beach City Council District...

Local Single-Family Remains Prohibitive For First-Time Buyers

In Long Beach, closed sales of single-family homes have decreased in recent months as inventory remains tight, with fewer new listings coming on the...

Long Beach Multi-Family Owners Brace For Statewide Rent Control

In October, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill (AB) 1482, which as of January 1, 2020 will instate a cap on residential rent increases...
Pacific Edge industrial real estate

Rents Slowly Rise Across Commercial Real Estate Sectors

Average rental rates continue to increase slowly across all of Long Beach’s commercial real estate sectors, despite slight upticks in vacancy, according to local...
Tony Shooshani at 5Nº

Building A Better Long Beach: 5Nº Residential Development To Bring 24-Hour Dining To The...

The 5Nº development is bringing 20 residential units to The Streets, a 350,000-square-foot urban retail hub complete with shopping, dining, service and living uses....

The Future Of Business In Bixby Knolls Depends On New Funding Stream

Blair Cohn, executive director of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association (BKBIA), is keeping his eye trained on what he refers to as a...

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California’s Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low Data released by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) today revealed that the state hit record low unemployment in...

Podcast: A New Age For Anaheim Street?

All along the Anaheim Street corridor, new businesses are sprouting up. This is especially noticeable on the corridor's western portion, where historic homes eventually...

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Trade War Leads To Drop In Cargo At Port Of Los Angeles The Port of Los Angeles experienced a 19.1% decrease in containerized cargo volumes...

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CSULB Professor Announces Candidacy For 2nd District Council Seat Dr. Eduardo Lara, a sociology professor of California State University, Long Beach, announced his intention to...
2nd & PCH Opening Event

Real Estate & Development: 2ND & PCH Is Open For Business

The highly anticipated 2ND & PCH retail center celebrated its grand opening with city officials, developers and hundreds of residents in attendance on October...
Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Cell Plant

SCE Halts Toyota’s Plans For Fuel Cell Power Plant In Long Beach

Japanese car manufacturer Toyota is planning to bring a fuel cell power plant to its Port of Long Beach facility, making it the company’s...

Legislation Could Lower Drug Prices, But At What Cost?

A proposal by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to lower prescription drug costs by allowing the government to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies is expected to...
Broadway Bike Path Digital Totem

Smart Cities: Civic Evolution Or Tech Dystopia?

Your smartphone allows you to check your e-mails, listen to your workout playlist and, lest we forget, make the occasional call. Forgot to turn...
David Powers, The Pacific

The Pacific Promises ‘Sophisticated’ Living Downtown

The Pacific in Downtown Long Beach has a more “sophisticated and timeless” design than Sares-Regis Group’s two other multi-family projects underway in Long Beach,...
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Preventing Flu In The Workplace

The upcoming holiday season of laughter and joy can quickly turn into one of coughing and sneezing if individuals do not exercise good caution...
Michelle Byerly and Marcelle Epley

Care To Give? Experts Say Research Is Key When Donating To Charitable Organizations

As wildfires rage across the state, many California residents may feel compelled to donate to local charities and fund-drives to help their fellow Californians...

Colorectal Cancer Risk On The Rise Among Millennials

Research by the American Cancer Society published in 2017 found that people born in the 1990s (I.E., Millennials) are developing colon and rectal cancers...

PortSide: Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

Standing in front of Pier G at the Port of Long Beach, Senior Civil Engineer and Program Manager Sailendra Bandatmakur is visibly proud of...
CSULB Climathon

Growing Long Beach: Climathon Tackles Economic, Climate Solutions For Global Issues

If there were only 24 hours to develop a solution to one of the world’s biggest economic issues, could it be done? The participants...
Latino Economic Report

Economic Gap Exists Between Long Beach Latinos And Other Ethnicities, Report Shows

Despite representing nearly half of Long Beach’s population and serving as major contributors to the local economy, residents who identify as Latino face various...
Downtown Shoreline Planned Development District Map

City Council Initiates Downtown Shoreline Visioning Process

The Long Beach City Council unanimously approved a visioning process to revitalize the downtown shoreline area on October 22, citing more opportunities for downtown...
Andrew Esparza, Birdies & Brews

Golf Simulation Bar Coming To Downtown Long Beach

An upcoming Downtown Long Beach bar aims to combine golfing with beer drinking to create an experience that can be enjoyed with friends and...
Kathy Fountain, Ed Robinson and Robert Probst, Long Beach Rescue Mission

Experts Say Prevention Is Key To Combat Rising Senior Homelessness In Long Beach

Want to hear directly from the people interviewed for this story? Check out our podcast below. When Karen Angone received a notice in early October...
Lakewood Regional Medical Center Neurosurgery

Local Hospital Hires Seven Neurosurgeons

Lakewood Regional Medical Center, a 172-bed community hospital on the Lakewood-Long Beach border, recently hired seven neurosurgeons with varying specialties to broaden its care...
Micaela Salatino Long Beach Time Exchange

Long Beach Gives: Campaign Earnings Help Fund Nonprofit Missions, Projects

Community members rallied in September to raise nearly $1 million for more than 75 nonprofit organizations in the city on Long Beach Gives Day,...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Councilmember Rex Richardson To Propose Freeze On No-Fault Evictions Ninth District Councilmember Rex Richardson announced today that he is proposing a temporary freeze on...
Homeless Person Harvey Milk Park

Podcast: Why More Seniors Are Facing Homelessness (And What You Can Do To Help)

The number of seniors experiencing homelessness in Long Beach has increased by 20% since 2015. We spoke to Long Beach residents who have experienced...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

LBCC Receives $3 Million Federal Grant For STEM The U.S. Department of Education awarded Long Beach City College (LBCC) a $3 million grant to fund...

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2nd & PCH Celebrates Grand Opening With Events All Weekend Long The long-awaited 2nd & PCH retail center is celebrating its grand opening tomorrow, October...
THUMS Oil Islands

Jobs, Cost, Feasibility: A Look At California’s Energy Transition

California has set ambitious goals for phasing out fossil fuels in favor of renewable energy sources across the state’s power production grid, commercial operations...
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City Council Approves Permanent Lease With Community Hospital Operator

The Long Beach City Council unanimously voted Tuesday, October 15, to approve a permanent lease and cost-sharing agreement between the City of Long Beach...
Westside

What Westsiders Want From Their New Councilmember

Long Beach’s 1st District city council seat has been vacant for months following former Councilmember Lena Gonzalez’s election to the state senate in June....
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‘We Can’t Survive Without Flavors’: Vape Shop Owners Fight Proposed Flavor Ban

On the go? Listen to our podcast episode instead. With over a thousand injuries and 26 deaths nationwide, three in California, the Center for Disease...
Queen Mary Porthole

Queen Mary Leaseholder Not Meeting Obligations, City Says

The lifeboats on the Queen Mary are in danger of structural failure. Handrails on the ship are broken in some places, and in others,...
Romance Etc. Owner Deborah Fay

The Holidays And Corporate Gifting: An Opportunity To Build Relationships

As the holiday season starts to rear its festive head, consumers are left wondering what kind of gifts they will purchase for their loved...
2H President and CEO Sean Hitchcock

Building A Better Long Beach: The Final Piece Of The Douglas Park Puzzle

For nearly a decade, development has been ongoing at Douglas Park, a 261-acre commercial park consisting of light industrial buildings, offices, hotels and retail....

Is This Think Piece Serving You?

More free-spirited cultures have long been made fun of Americans for a certain degree of uptightness when it comes to emotions and sexuality. I...

PortSide: Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

As a senior community relations specialist at the Port of Long Beach, Alejandra Güitrón oversees the port’s educational outreach. A child of Mexican immigrants...
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City Council Targets Coffee Lids, Straws And Retail Sale Of Polystyrene In Expanded Food...

The Long Beach City Council on October 15 directed City Attorney Charles Parkin to amend the city ordinance banning restaurants’ use of expanded polystyrene...
Portuguese Bend

Growing Long Beach: Cohesive Efforts Lead To ‘Activation’ At The Promenade

For the past several years, the assertion that Long Beach is going through a “renaissance” has been made so often – by elected officials,...
LBAEE Survey Graph

Survey Shows Long Beach Engineers’ Salaries Below Regional Median

A salary survey recently made public by the Long Beach Association of Engineering Employees (LBAEE) shows that salaries among the city’s engineering staff are...
5558-5562 Dairy Ave

Real Estate & Development

City And Governor Sued Over Renter Protections Property owner organization Better Housing for Long Beach (BHLB) and local property owner Joani Weir have filed a...
Signal Hill Petroleum workers

Oil And Gas Industry Leans On Technology And Diversity To Prepare For The Future

California’s oil and gas industry remains a significant economic driver in the state. According to a recent report by the Los Angeles Economic Development...
Westside Long Beach Potholes

Homelessness And Infrastructure Top Westside Business Concerns

The Westside has long been plagued with issues related to homelessness and deteriorating infrastructure, according to area business owners. Homeless issues are creating health...
Breathe Vape No Smoking Sign

Podcast: Can Banning Vape Flavors Save Long Beach From A Mysterious Epidemic?

A recent slew of severe and sometimes deadly lung injuries associated with vaping has led to bans on some or all vaporizers and e-cigarettes...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

(Click here to read this on our website) The City Wants To Know: What Would You Like To See In The Next City Manager? The City...

Resident Cindy Allen Announces Bid For 2nd District Council Seat

Long-time Long Beach resident Cindy Allen is running to represent the city’s 2nd District on the Long Beach City Council, the Business Journal learned...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Port Of L.A. Exec Points Finger At Trade War As Exports Decline Exports moving through the Port of Los Angeles have been declining for 11...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Long Beach Fire Engine Returning To Service This Month A key Long Beach Fire Department service is returning to Long Beach’s 4th District in mid-October....

PortSide: Keeping Up With the Port of Long Beach

Ruth Remolacio joined the Port of Long Beach’s scheduling division in 2017, after working for Kiwiet Infrastructure, a national contractor in the construction industry....

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