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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...

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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...

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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...

Local Legend And Long Beach Conference To Encourage Young Women To Pursue Careers In...

Girls attending this year’s Women In Aviation conference, held in Long Beach March 14-16, are each receiving a copy of a book about one...

Attractions Expand Their Offerings As Visitor Numbers Grow

Whether it’s for a weekend getaway or as a stop on the way to cruise the Mexican Riviera, there are plenty of reasons to...

Diverse Cultural Scene Draws Regional Audiences

Stretching between the Bixby Knolls neighborhood and the present-day course of the Los Angeles River, the lush, green Rancho Los Cerritos is an urban...

E-Scooter Pilot Program To Expand

Taking a stroll through Downtown Long Beach or any of its major corridors, it’s hard to miss the newest addition to the city’s growing...

Long Beach Industry Snapshots

A diversity of business sectors drive the Long Beach economy, some with roots dating back to the city’s origins, and others that have blossomed...

Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation Children’s Center and Orthodontic Pavilion

The Assistance League of Long Beach (ALLB) and city officials celebrated the groundbreaking of the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation Children’s Center...

Long Beach Transit Expands Weekend Water Taxi Service Year-Round

Whizzing back and forth between Alamitos Bay and the downtown waterfront, Long Beach Transit water taxis have become an increasingly popular transport option for...

Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

Stefanie Sandoval, construction inspector for the Port of Long Beach, had an interest in construction from an early age. As a teenager, she participated...

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City Announces Community Hospital Agreement Details; Vote Scheduled Tuesday The Long Beach City Council is voting next Tuesday, March 12, on an interim lease agreement...

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Community Hospital Lease Negotiations Continue After holding another closed session meeting on Tuesday to discuss a lease agreement with Molina, Wu, Network for the operation...

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Long Beach Ranks #1 For Innovative Procurements Per Capita Per capita, Long Beach offers the most innovative opportunities for small businesses that contract with cities,...

Long Beach Business Podcast: What’s Next For Craft Beer In The LBC?

The craft beer scene in Southern California has developed into a blossoming industry over the past decade, and Long Beach is no exception. Today,...

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CalChamber Identifies First ‘Job Killer’ Bill Of 2019 The California Chamber of Commerce today identified the first “job killer” bill of 2019. Each year, CalChamber...

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Last Year, GDP Grew At Strongest Pace Since 2005  The United States economy grew at a stronger rate in 2018 than in any year since...

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Many Areas In California Falling Short Of Low-Income Housing Goals Low-income housing production in many California city and county jurisdictions is pacing far behind required...

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New Report Reveals Port Of Long Beach's Economic Impact The Port of Long Beach supports 51,090 jobs generating $3.2 billion in income in Long Beach,...

Long Beach Delegation To Canada Aims To Forge Business Ties

Just months after the City of Long Beach signed onto a partnership with the Tustin-based MAPLE Business Council, an organization dedicated to promoting economic...

Air Quality Agency Seeks New Sales Tax To Meet Federal Pollution Standards

The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is attempting to pass a new sales tax that would be levied on the counties of...

Three Candidates Compete For Two Seats As Forester Is Leaving Signal Hill City Council

On March 5, residents of Signal Hill will vote on two of the city’s five council seats in an at-large municipal election. With the...

Dissecting The More Than $30 Million That Long Beach Dedicates To Homeless Services

Long Beach received $30.15 million in funding for its homeless services in Fiscal Year 2019, which runs from October 1, 2018, to September 30,...

Commission Approves First Recreational Cannabis Lab

The Long Beach Planning Commission on February 21 approved a conditional use permit for a facility to grow, test and distribute recreational cannabis in...

Community Hospital Decision Pushed Back As Deadlines Approach

The City of Long Beach has gone back to the negotiating table with Community Hospital’s chosen operator, Molina, Wu, Network, LLC (MWN), according to...

Audit Finds Security Gaps In City’s Central Cashiering Office

An audit of the Long Beach Financial Management Department’s central cashiering office, which oversees the collection and processing of city revenue, found weaknesses in...

Union Agreements To Be Required For Convention Center Contracts

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) with multiple trade councils and labor unions is now required as part of future contracts to operate the Long...

The Executive: Dan Hart, President & CEO, Virgin Orbit

Editor’s note: In 2015, Virgin Galactic opened a facility at Douglas Park to manufacture a new satellite rocket launch system, LauncherOne. In 2017, those...

Real Estate Quarterly Articles

Overview Home Prices Expected To ‘Soften,’ But Other Sectors Remain Healthy By Brandon Richardson, Senior Writer Continued low interest rates are keeping residential and commercial real estate markets...

Building A Better Long Beach: Oceanaire Developer Anticipates June Opening

In 2006, Miami-based home construction and real estate firm Lennar purchased a surface parking lot in Downtown Long Beach and gained approvals to construct...

Transforming Downtown Long Beach: Converting Office Space To Living Space

Multiple office buildings in Downtown Long Beach are being converted into multi-family residences, but is this architectural rejuvenation adding living space at the cost...

Long Beach Traffic Circle Hosts A ‘Retail Renaissance’

Located in the heart of Long Beach’s 4th District and at the intersection of three major streets – Lakewood Boulevard, Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)...

Opportunity Zones Could Deliver Big Returns To Long Beach Neighborhoods, Investors

The federal government has created a major incentive for investing in low-income communities in the United States: the Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ) program. This...

City Program Helps Ambitious Ales Join The Neighborhood

Bixby Knolls’ latest brewery, Ambitious Ales, held its grand opening on February 16. Juan Carrillo, general manager and co-owner of Ambitious Ales, told the...

Viennese Conductor Martin Haselböck Finds ‘Fundamental Excitement’ In Long Beach

Martin Haselböck, musical director of the Musica Angelica orchestra in Long Beach, has conducted on some of the world’s biggest stages in classical music,...

Rehearsal Dinners With A Long Beach Twist

When it comes to rehearsal dinners, Long Beach has plenty unique venues to offer. The city’s sweeping views of the ocean and historic downtown...

Social Media Helps Drive Trend Towards More Personalized Weddings

Despite dropping marriage rates – only half of U.S. adults today are married compared to 72% in 1960, according to the Pew Research Center...

Are Millennials Done With Do-It-Yourself Wedding Projects?

  Thanks both to the advent of the Pinterest, an online clipboard for pinning craft projects and other ideas, and the tightening of purse strings...

Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

James Vernon, manager of water quality practices for the Port of Long Beach, began his career at the port in 2006 as an environmental...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Audit Finds Security Gaps In City’s Central Cashiering Office An audit of the Long Beach Financial Management Department’s central cashiering office, which oversees the collection and...

Long Beach Business Podcast: Inside Virgin Orbit

In the latest Long Beach Business Podcast, produced by the Business Journal, Virgin Orbit President and CEO Dan Hart took Editor Samantha Mehlinger and...

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Council Expected To Make Community Hospital Decision Tonight;  Also To Discuss Future Labor Agreement For Convention Center The Long Beach City Council is meeting in closed...

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Community Hospital One Step Closer To Reopening The Long Beach City Council is making a decision next Tuesday, February 19, on an agreement with Molina,...

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Report Describes CSU Long Beach As “Economic Powerhouse” In The Region  A report commissioned by California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), estimates the school’s economic...

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Housing Affordability Improved Slightly At Year’s End Housing affordability improved slightly in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the California Association of Realtors (CAR)....

Rental Properties – City Council To Consider Tenant Protection Policies

When city staff invited Long Beach property owners and tenant advocates for a joint “tenant protections focus group” meeting in September 2018, it quickly...

U.S. Navy Letter Raises Serious Concerns About Modifications To Breakwater

The United States Navy has serious concerns about the City of Long Beach’s East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study, an ongoing endeavor by...

With Huntington Beach Lawsuit, Newsom Signals Aggressive Housing Strategy

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has directed the state to sue the City of Huntington Beach for failing to comply with its affordable housing goals....

Hotel Association Lawsuit Over Measure WW Might Lead To Changes Across The State

Measure WW, a ballot initiative that created safety and workload regulations for hotel workers in Long Beach, is now the subject of a lawsuit...

Acura Grand Prix Of Long Beach New Title Sponsor Of The ‘Number One Street...

Honda luxury brand Acura has signed a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the Grand Prix of Long Beach – just in...

Long Beach Police Officers Issued 50,000 Fewer Tickets For Moving Violations In 2017 Compared...

Data provided to the Business Journal by Long Beach Director of Financial Management John Gross shows that annual moving violation revenues generated by Long...

Long Beach Approves Purchase Of Year-Round Homeless Shelter

The Long Beach City Council has approved the establishment of a year-round, 125-bed homeless shelter and services center located in Long Beach’s 9th Council...

Vice Mayor Dee Andrews Kicks Off City Effort To Develop 2030 Strategic Plan

A motion made by Long Beach Vice Mayor Dee Andrews during the February 5 city council meeting kicked off the city’s process to create...

City Council Begins Process To Form Voter-Approved Ethics Commission

On November 6, 2018, Long Beach voters approved Measure CCC, starting the process to establish an ethics commission for the City of Long Beach. During...

The Executive: Machelle Thompson, President, Keen Home Care

(Editor’s note: Machelle Thompson has grown Long Beach-based Keen Home Care from a company of two to a firm boasting 60 employees. In 2016,...

Hospital Executives Weigh In On Emergency Room Wait Times

Depending on when someone visits an emergency room, the wait time can range between minutes to several hours, according to health care executives. For...

Pine Avenue’s Fitness Row: Where Downtown Works Out

To Long Beach residents who want to make good on their New Year’s resolutions to get in shape, Pine Avenue in Downtown Long Beach...

Blood Shortage Highlights The Importance Of Donating

January was not a productive month for blood donations, according to the American Red Cross. The humanitarian organization reported that snow storms and freezing...

Building A Better Long Beach: Final Four Industrial Buildings To Complete Douglas Park

For the last decade, Sares-Regis Group (SRG) and its partners have worked to develop Douglas Park on more than 280 acres of land previously...

Real Estate & Development

For Sale: Parkview Village In Northeast Long Beach Parkview Village, the long-time East Long Beach commercial center on the northwest corner of Carson Street and...

Business Corridor Improvement Pilot Program Brightens Up Norse Village

During Fiscal Year 2018, the Long Beach City Council set aside $450,000 in savings to create a business corridor improvement pilot program benefiting three...

CSU Long Beach And Long Beach City College Partner With Industry To Prepare A...

During an era of fast-paced technological advancements and economic growth, higher educational institutions in Long Beach are strengthening partnerships within growing industries to ensure...

CSU Chancellor White Hopeful That New Funds Will Produce More Diverse Graduates

In the current academic year, almost half a million students are enrolled across the California State University’s (CSU) 23 campuses. With its operations spanning...

The Cult Of Robert

You’ve seen the tropes played out on several sitcoms by now: Millennials wearing hemp products or, better yet, burlap sacks, surrounded by towering pink...

Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

Kymberly Clay has worked for the Port of Long Beach for nearly 30 years. Clay started out as a clerk supervisor within the port’s...

U.S. Navy Letter Raises Serious Concerns About Modifications To Breakwater

The United States Navy has serious concerns about the City of Long Beach’s East San Pedro Bay Ecosystem Restoration Study, an ongoing endeavor by...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Acura Announced As Title Sponsor Of The Long Beach Grand Prix Honda luxury brand Acura has signed a multi-year agreement to serve as the title...

Long Beach Business Podcast: ER Wait Times

Our latest Long Beach Business podcast features an interview with MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center CEO John Bishop and Chief Operating Officer Ike Mmeje,...

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Wells Fargo Gives $50,000 To Long Beach’s ‘Everyone In’ Initiative Wells Fargo has given a $50,000 grant to fund the next phase of Long Beach’s...

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Claudia Lewis Named Interim Airport Director City Manager Pat West has selected Claudia Lewis to serve as the interim director of Long Beach Airport (LGB)....

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