Long Beach Transit Pushes Ahead With More Electric Buses In 2019

By boarding Long Beach Transit’s (LBT) Passport route, passengers are giving both their wallets and the environment a break. The free service, which runs...

Cannabis Businesses Urge City To Review Tax Rates Or Lose Revenue

With stainless steel countertops, high tech equipment and the occasional can of cake pan spray, Stacy Loucks’ TKO Edibles is open for business. But...

JetBlue Surrenders 10 Flight Slots At Long Beach Airport

JetBlue Airways has relinquished 10 flight slots at Long Beach Airport (LGB). The voluntary forfeiture was made after the air carrier failed to meet...

Michael Levy Reflects On 40 Years In The Business Of Art

Art dealer Michael Levy, owner of Michael Levy Gallery at 6626 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., is celebrating 40 years in the business of dealing...

Over Span Of Two Weeks, City Council Tackles Downtown Parking, Acute Care, PLA

In the past two weeks, the Long Beach City Council discussed numerous large contracts, citywide policy proposals and staff research on a variety of...

Port Executives Discuss Trade Outlook, Strategies To Maintain A Competitive Edge

Following an influx of imports sent by shippers seeking to beat out expected tariffs – a negotiating tactic that was pushed from January to...

Economists Weigh In On Challenges To Twin Ports’ Marketshare

The past few years have marked growth for the San Pedro Bay ports. But even as the ports garner an increasing number of containers...

San Pedro Ports Make Major Investments In Rail Expansion Projects

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are pursuing multi-million-dollar projects to enhance their rail systems. As the Port of L.A. increases its...

PierPass Updates Still Under Review; Trucking Industry Seeks Modernized Appointment Systems

Last year, 17.6 million twenty-foot equivalent cargo containers moved through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles combined, positioning them both firmly atop...

Long Beach Area Provides Fertile Ground For Growing Logistics Startup Scene

On Tuesday, April 16, dockworkers at the Port of Los Angeles protested the potential use of automated trucks at the nation’s largest port, causing...

How Long Beach And Los Angeles Work Together To Create Safer, Greener Ports

When it comes to doing business in the San Pedro Bay port complex, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles actively compete for...

Immigrant-Owned Small Businesses Thrive In A Diverse Long Beach

Founded by George Economides, an immigrant from the island nation of Cyprus, the Business Journal has been reporting in the City of Long Beach...

Ritual Design’s Small Business Model Lends To Creativity

After years of working in creative agencies in Los Angeles and Orange County, Andrew Robinson and Chris Schott felt like their successful careers had...

Building A Better Long Beach: First Homeowners Moving In At Dorado Development

The first homeowners at Dorado, the city’s newest detached single-family development, are preparing to move in during the coming weeks, according to Arturo Lucero...

Real Estate & Development

Council Eases Path For Homeowner Development Of Granny Flats With a 7-0 vote on April 16, the Long Beach City Council approved an ordinance that...

The Grow Long Beach Fund Helps Local Businesses Expand And Thrive

The City of Long Beach offers microloan options for startups and small businesses with five or fewer employees, but what about established businesses that...

What We’ve Lost

  My first day at the Business Journal was April 15, six years ago. I’d almost forgotten the anniversary this year, until Notre Dame burned. Unlike...

Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

Every month, the Port of Long Beach takes in $12-13 million in revenue. Handling this much money requires a precise billing system to make...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Long Beach Regional Economic Forum Highlights Growth In a newsletter, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia shared highlights from the Long Beach Regional Economic Forum held...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

MemorialCare Becomes Health Care Sponsor For Angels Baseball Team MemorialCare and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced today that MemorialCare is the new official...

Podcast: Startups Shaking Up The Supply Chain

The Long Beach area is home to a number of startups seeking to modernize various segments of the supply chain, from sea to sale....

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Gov. Newsom Identifies State-Owned Parcels For Affordable Housing Development Two weeks before the April 30 deadline, the California Department of General Services (DGS) released...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

JetBlue Gives Up 10 Flight Slots At Long Beach Airport JetBlue Airways is giving up 10 of its underutilized flight slots at Long Beach Airport...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Cargo Volumes Through Port Of Long Beach Declined In Q1 The Port of Long Beach (POLB) just closed out its second busiest quarter ever, having...

Can Community Paramedicine Provide Relief To Crowded Emergency Rooms?

In light of Community Hospital’s closing in 2018 and subsequent plans to reopen the facility through a public-private partnership between the City of Long...

Assemblymember O’Donnell Talks Current Issues And Changes In Sacramento

Representing an assembly district that includes the busy ports of Long Beach and San Pedro, the tourism hotspot Catalina Island and large parts of...

Moffatt & Nichol Moves In To New Douglas Park Headquarters

Founded in 1941 in Long Beach, engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol, now a global company with 40 offices in seven countries, is doubling down...

Divided City Council Votes To Create Controversial Tenancy Regulations

When the Long Beach City Council met to discuss a staff proposal on tenant assistance policies during its regular April 2 meeting, a line...

Long Beach City Council To Discuss Moratorium On Drive-Throughs

Will the Long Beach City Council call a time-out on new drive-throughs? The issue is up for discussion at tonight’s April 9 city council...

Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation Contributes $1 Million To Seismic Retrofit

The Community Hospital Long Beach Foundation has issued a grant of $1 million to the City of Long Beach to assist with the seismic...

Epson To Move From Long Beach To Los Alamitos

Epson America, Inc. is relocating its headquarters from Long Beach’s Kilroy Airport Center to the Katella Office Campus in Los Alamitos in summer 2020,...

Most Expensive Campaign Secures Top Spot For Lena Gonzalez In State Senate Race

On March 26, voters cast their ballots to elect the new California state senator to represent District 33, which was vacated when former State...

A New Era Of Racing Begins With The Acura Grand Prix Of Long Beach

Spring has arrived and, with it, the distant roar of engines. An institution that dates back nearly half a century, the 2019 Acura Grand...

New Grand Prix Title Sponsor Acura Seeks To Reenergize Its Brand And The Race

For Acura, Honda’s performance luxury brand, signing a multi-year deal to become the new title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Long Beach “made...

IndyCar’s Alexander Rossi: “It’s A Special Race For Us All …”

There are two truly shining gems on the NTT IndyCar Series calendar, races that can make a driver’s career. A win at the Indianapolis...

Labor Union Long Affiliated With Grand Prix Becomes An Official Sponsor

The smell of burning rubber, the sound of roaring engines and thousands of visitors’ cheers: it’s that time of the year again. Formerly known...

Building A Better Long Beach: Vistas Del Puerto

For the second time last month, the Long Beach community gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of an affordable-housing development in Midtown – Clifford Beers...

Real Estate & Development

Sleep Number Announced Future LBX Tenant Construction has begun on the final pad at Long Beach Exchange (LBX), with Sleep Number announced as the future...

Growing Long Beach: City Program Beautifies Anaheim Street Businesses

As part of its continuing efforts to support new and existing businesses in Long Beach, the city’s economic development department is carrying out a...

Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

Stacey Rebaza, a third generation Long Beach local, has been working on the executive floor of the Port of Long Beach’s offices for 17...

Ports Weigh Alternatives To Diesel Trucks

As part of their shared goal to transition to zero-emission trucks, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have released a short-term feasibility...

Helping Businesses And Residents Build A Foam Free Long Beach

The Long Beach Environmental Services Bureau is helping local businesses transition away from using food and beverage containers made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam...

Long Beach Celebrates Earth Month 2019

Though observed on April 22, Earth Day has grown beyond a single-day celebration. In the City of Long Beach and throughout the world, the...

How To Deeply Unnerve A Millennial

I think we can all agree that there is an unending cavalcade of issues that are unnerving about 2019, regardless of where you live,...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

City Council Considering Tenant Assistance Policy Tonight At tonight’s 5 p.m. meeting, the Long Beach City Council is considering staff recommendations for an ordinance that...

Podcast: Your Guide To The Acura Grand Prix Of Long Beach

In the latest episode of our Long Beach Business Podcast, we cover the 45th Annual Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Since the 1970s,...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Trade War Update The White House released a brief statement today summarizing the status of trade talks with China. A United States delegation led by...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

U.S. Import Trade Expected To Grow At A Slower Pace In 2019 At the Pulse of the Ports Peak Season Forecast event this morning, speakers...

Epson America Relocating Long Beach Headquarters To Los Alamitos

Epson America, Inc. announced today that it is relocating its headquarters and nearly 600 jobs from the Kilroy Airport Center at Long Beach Airport...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

On April 2, City Council To Consider Creating Ordinance Requiring Tenant Relocation Payments Next Tuesday, April 2, Long Beach Development Services is presenting recommendations for the...

Leadership Long Beach Celebrates 30 Years Of Civic Engagement

Leadership Long Beach (LLB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to civic engagement, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Since its founding in 1989, LLB...

‘I Never Flinched’ – One Councilmember’s Efforts To Save A City Hospital

Although 4th District Councilmember Daryl Supernaw knew when he took office in 2015 that Community Hospital was located on an earthquake fault and that...

Community Hospital’s Oldest Building Proves Crucial To ER’s Future

With its arches, large windows and center fountain, the courtyard of Community Hospital is a prime example of the Mission Revival architectural style that...

A Decades-Long Quest To Bring Gondolas To Long Beach Enters Its Next Act

Paddles gliding through the water of the Queensway Bay. Gondoliers in colorful outfits, singing love ballads as they shuttle passengers back and forth between...

Governor Newsom Proposes $750 Million To Support Affordable Housing

As part of his proposed budget for California, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed distributing $750 million to cities and counties to accelerate their production...

New Long Beach Transit Partnerships Increase Access To Regional/Long-Haul Transportation

Long Beach Transit (LBT) has announced two partnerships to expand both regional and long-distance transportation options for Long Beach residents. Last week, LBT announced it...

Southern California Edison Updates Pricing Schedules For Business Clients

Utility provider Southern California Edison (SCE) is updating its “Time-of-Use” schedule, which determines the price business clients pay for electricity depending on the time...

The Spark At Midtown Aims To Ignite Change

The Long Beach community came together on March 20, despite the threat of rain, to celebrate the groundbreaking of The Spark at Midtown, an...

Growing Long Beach: How Pacific Gateway Connects Employers To Qualified Candidates

Growing Long Beach Is Presented In Partnership With The Long Beach Economic Development Department The City of Long Beach’s workforce development arm, Pacific Gateway, is...

In The News

Pacific Gateway Receives National Honor, $300,000 Grant On March 13, Pacific Gateway, the workforce development arm of the City of Long Beach, received a $300,000...

Long Beach Gives Day: Raising Money For Local Nonprofits

On September 19, 2019, nonprofits in Long Beach have the chance to crowdfund donations and earn matching dollars donated from philanthropic foundations and businesses...

Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

Sashi Muralidharan, small business enterprise administrator for the Port of Long Beach, ensures that small, very small and disadvantaged businesses have access to and...

No, That Teenager Is Not A Millennial, You Grump

It has become increasingly, aggravatingly clear to me that pretty much everyone over the age of 40 has adopted the use of the word...

Randy Gordon Marks 25 Years As Long Beach Chamber President And CEO

This edition of the Business Journal includes a 14-page section saluting Randy Gordon, who is celebrating 25 years as president and CEO of the...

Focus On The City Of Signal Hill

Did you know that at one time, Signal Hill was part of Long Beach? In fact, soon after oil was discovered on June 23,...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Home Sales Rebound Statewide, But Continue Declining In L.A. County Sales of single-family homes in California rebounded in February after declining to the lowest level...

Podcast: John Molina On The Reopening Of Community Hospital

In this week’s edition of the Long Beach Business Podcast, the Business Journal sat down with John Molina of Molina, Wu, Network (MWN) to...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Fourth District Councilmember Supernaw Announces Reelection Bid Fourth District Councilmember Daryl Supernaw has filed papers to run to run for a second full term in...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

City Approves Interim Lease Of Community Hospital The Long Beach City Council last night approved an interim agreement with Molina, Wu, Network, LLC (MWN) to...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Newsom Proposes $750 Million To Support Affordable Housing Production To address the widespread shortage of affordable housing in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing a...

Long Beach Experiencing Development On A Scale Not Seen In Over A Decade

(Click here to download development project list) With thousands of residential units and millions of square feet of commercial real estate under construction or in...

Measure A Dollars Help Close $500 Million Gap In Infrastructure Funding

With temporary one-way streets, blocked-off lanes and plenty of workers in orange vests, Long Beach Public Works Director Craig Beck knows that Downtown Long...

Kiva Long Beach Gives A Boost To Fitness Start-Up Gravity Ball Health Systems

What began as a solution to help a family member regain autonomy over his weight lifting routine following an injury eventually turned into one...

Renovations To Long Beach Airport On Schedule, Within Budget

Major renovations to improve the passenger experience at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) are taking place over the course of the next two years....

Major Retail Projects Taking Shape Across Long Beach

From Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) to 61st Street and Atlantic Avenue, major retail centers are sprouting up from one end of Long Beach to...

Pacific Gateway Receives National Recognition

The 2015 closure of Boeing’s C-17 Globemaster III manufacturing facility at the Long Beach Airport spurred Pacific Gateway, the city’s workforce development agency, to...

Brewery Scene Creates A Buzz In Long Beach

Long Beach is fast becoming a hot spot for craft breweries. The city’s business services bureau reports that there are at least 14 breweries...

Economic Development Initiatives Support Small Businesses, Reward Innovation

For the entrepreneur looking to grow his or her business in the City of Long Beach, there are several assistance programs of which to...

For A Greener Long Beach – Civic And Nonprofit Programs Beautify The City

Home to the second-busiest container seaport in the United States and a population nearing half a million people, the City of Long Beach is...

Long Beach College Promise Continues To Expand Opportunities For Students

The partners of the Long Beach College Promise – which is now in its 10th year – continue to innovate in order to increase...

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