BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Small Business Owner Announces 1st District Candidacy Ray Morquecho, a Willmore neighborhood resident and small business owner, today officially announced his candidacy for the vacant...

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State Auditor Criticizes California State University System Practices A report released by the state auditor today found that the California State University (CSU) Chancellor’s Office...

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Municipal Union Workers Gather Outside Energy Department Today, approximately 30 members of the Association of Long Beach Employees (ALBE) union gathered in front of the...
CVB Staff Photo Summer 2019

Marketing Long Beach As A Package Deal To Tourists

Whether it’s scouting for whales in the bay, day trips to Catalina Island or shopping for vintage finds on 4th Street, there are plenty...
Alison Spindler

City Plan To Address Climate Change Is Costly But Necessary, Experts Say

California is famous for its sunny weather and abundant coastline. But this location, so favorable to the agriculture and tourism that has long played...
The Beacon

Long Beach May Consider 15% Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance

This article is part of “The Housing Divide: Making it in Long Beach,” a series of stories from the Long Beach Media Collaborative examining...
Oriana Shea

Condos And Retail Are Coming To Central Long Beach

For the last 15 years, an undisclosed foreign investment company has been developing large-scale residential and commercial projects around the world, according to local...
SERFF Facility

Waste-To-Power Plant On Terminal Island Gets $14 Million Makeover

In the industrial landscape of the San Pedro Bay ports, with cargo trucks whizzing by, the Southeast Resource Recovery Facility (SERRF) hardly stands out....
District 1 Special Election Candidates

As Lena Gonzalez Heads To Sacramento, Long Beach Gears Up For Special Election To...

While the citizens of Long Beach now have one political vacancy filled with a new state senator representing them (as well as the residents...
Elephant Lot Near Long Beach Convention Center

Angels On The Shoreline: A Catalyst For Change?

There has yet to be a single double-play. No one has yet crossed home plate, nor has the first pitch been thrown. The idea...

More Millennials Identify As LGBTQ+ – But Will They Be Counted?

In recognition of Pride Month, this edition’s Millennial Pulse is about those among our generation who identify as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning/queer)....
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PortSide: Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

Administrative Aide Claudia Escobedo has had a long career with the City of Long Beach. Escobedo, who immigrated to the United States from Chile...
GROW Long Beach Participants

Pilot Program For Minority Business Owners Provides Perspective And Community

It’s Friday afternoon and the small conference room on the third floor of Long Beach’s soon-to-retire city hall is brimming with laughter. Around the...

New Ethics Commissioners Yet To Be Announced, Expected To Take Oath In August

Seven months after Long Beach voters approved Measure CCC, creating an Ethics Commission, Mayor Robert Garcia and City Auditor Laura Doud are reviewing applications...
Bike Lanes on Broadway

Broadway Redesign Draws Mixed Reactions From Businesses And Residents

Two ambitious projects designed to improve safety for cyclists and calm traffic along Broadway are scheduled for completion in the upcoming months. For a...
West Gateway Rendering

Real Estate & Development

West Gateway Development Project Delayed The ambitious 752-unit, 40-story development proposed by Trammel Crow at 600 W. Broadway has been delayed, according to the Long...
Joseph Jenci July 2019

CVB Sales Team Leaders Count On Hospitality And Teamwork To Woo Clients

Coming in early, checking in with their team of sales directors, rushing off to have lunch with a client – there’s not a dull...
Amy Blackman

Ahead Of The Curve: Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center

Imagine showing up for a seminar designed to give you specific, precise directions on the path to follow to ensure the future success of...
Steve Goodling and Imran Ahmed June 2019

CVB Chair Imran Ahmed Reflects On Changing Hospitality Industry

Imran Ahmed, general manager of the Long Beach Marriott, has worked in the hospitality industry since 1984, when as a young man he took...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Water Commissioners Approve 12% Rate Increase, Pending City Council Approval The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners voted unanimously today to increase water rates by...

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City Manager Appoints New Airport Director Cynthia Guidry, who most recently served as deputy executive director of Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), was today announced...

Podcast: New City Program Helps Diverse Entrepreneurs

On Friday, a group of seven business owners successfully completed GROW Long Beach, a grant-funded pilot program designed to help minority business owners grow...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Candidates Enter Race For 1st District Seat Days after 1st District Councilmember Lena Gonzalez won the special election for the state’s 33rd District senate seat...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Lena Gonzalez Wins State Senate Seat Lena Gonzalez, a democrat and Long Beach’s 1st District councilmember, won a special election to replace former State Senator...

Growing Long Beach: SCORE Offers Business Owners Free Mentoring And Workshops

Business owners and entrepreneurs in the City of Long Beach can now take advantage of free mentoring and workshops provided by SCORE, a nonprofit...

Slowing Single-Family Sales, New Retail Centers Dominate Shifts In Long Beach Real Estate

Trends in Long Beach’s residential and commercial real estate markets are in line with those in surrounding areas in Southern California, according to economic...

Financial Institutions Step In To Fill Gap In Financial Education

When Azul Sanchez was a teenager, she wanted to attend a concert with a friend, but neither of them had enough money for the...

Cannabis Retailers Urge City To Amp Up Enforcement On Illegal Competitors

Visitors to the cannabis shopping portal Weedmaps find the website’s map of Long Beach dotted with small, turquoise car symbols, signifying delivery services that...

Municipal Labor Group Signals Possible Strike

Around 200 members of a labor bargaining group representing about 700 City of Long Beach employees walked out of an annual luncheon on May...

New Chamber Chair John Bishop Outlines Priorities

John Bishop, president and CEO of MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, is the incoming chair of...

City Council To Consider New Economic Inclusion Strategies

At the June 11 Long Beach City Council meeting, 9th District Councilmember Rex Richardson plans to present recommendations for new economic inclusion strategies that...

Nonprofit Aims To Address Succession Gap Among Long Beach Businesses

Privately-held companies in Long Beach that are 20-years-old and older represent more than 2,500 of the city’s businesses and employ almost 47,000 individuals, according...

Women Millennials Could Decide Next Election – If They Show Up

A month ago, I included “The Handmaid’s Tale” in a list of suggested television shows to help Millennials escape the stresses of the real...

Single-Family Real Estate: Still A Seller’s Market In Long Beach

In the Long Beach single-family real estate market, sellers still hold the advantage. Realtors who spoke to the Business Journal said the market is...

New Tenant Policy, Additional Units Could Ease Apartment Rental Rates

Low vacancy rates and limited inventory have made Long Beach a “landlord’s market” in recent years, according to George Bustamante, vice president at Coldwell...

Commercial Real Estate Is Business As Usual Across All Markets

Commercial Real Estate Is Business As Usual Across All Markets All sectors of commercial real estate remain stable in terms of average asking rents and...

California Legislators Offer Spate Of Proposals On Housing

To address California’s ongoing housing crisis, Gov. Gavin Newsom has called for the construction of 3.5 million new housing units by 2025. That would...

Building A Better Long Beach: 2nd & PCH Bringing New Food, Shops And Services

The 215,000 square-foot development at the southwest corner of East 2nd Street and Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), the aptly named “2nd & PCH,” is...

Financial Service Providers Ahead Of The Curve On Data Privacy

The data consumers share with their financial institutions is some of the most sensitive information around. Monthly income, shopping habits, social security numbers and...

Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

With 18 years as a garage attendant at the Port of Long Beach and a prior tenure of 10 years with the Compton Unified...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Southwest Airlines Adds Flights At Long Beach Airport After JetBlue Airways forfeited 10 of its Long Beach Airport (LGB) flight slots earlier this year, Southwest...

Podcast: Pacific Visions Technology Sets Trends In Inclusion

The Aquarium’s new Pacific Visions wing offers experiences that go beyond the traditional, featuring a theater equipped with rumbling seats and misters as the...

BizBrief: City Employees Walk Out Of Event Over Contract Dispute

City Employees Walk Out Of Event Over Contract Negotiation Frustrations By Samantha Mehlinger Editor  As Long Beach City Manager Pat West got up to speak at an...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Long Beach Residents Asked To Decide On Funding For Vector Control District This week, Long Beach residents will receive mail-in ballots asking them to reject...

The History Of Pacific Visions

Though the Aquarium of the Pacific announced its ambitious expansion plans to create Pacific Visions in 2016, the concept was originally approved at a...

The Significance Of Pacific Visions On The National Stage

With the grand opening of its new wing, Pacific Visions, the Aquarium of the Pacific becomes unlike any other such institution in the United...

From Design To Construction: Bringing Pacific Visions To Life

From initial conceptual meetings to the grand opening, the journey to bring the Pacific Visions wing at the Aquarium of the Pacific to life...

Pacific Visions’ Art Gallery Aims To Affect And Inspire

At first glance, the shimmering objects dangling from the ceiling of the Pacific Visions art gallery could be mistaken for snowflakes, illuminated brightly against...

Pacific Vision’s Orientation Gallery Unites Art And Education

Earlier this month, a United Nations report offered an ominous analysis of human impact on the environment. “Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented...

Envisioning An Inspiring Future: The Honda Pacific Visions Theater

How do you tell the story of the world’s oceans? Their endless blue waves defy easy summary. Miles in depth, teeming with life, and...

Honda Pacific Visions Theater Offers A Multi-Sensory Experience

With 22 discrete audio channels, a 9K-resolution screen, seat shakers, scent and fog machines, and the latest innovations in accessibility technology, the new Honda...

The Culmination Gallery: A Playful Exploration Of The Future

As its name implies, the culmination gallery is the final stop of the Aquarium’s Pacific Visions wing. “It is called the culmination gallery because...

The Educational Mission Of Pacific Visions

In addition to serving as a new entertaining attraction for Long Beach and surrounding communities, the Aquarium of the Pacific’s new wing, Pacific Visions,...

Pacific Visions Boosts Aquarium’s Capacity As An Events Venue

Anyone passing by the Aquarium of the Pacific on a Friday night this time of year can expect to see a long line of...

After A Decade Of Teamwork, Pacific Visions Emerges As A ‘Labor Of Love’

For the team in charge of making the Aquarium of the Pacific’s new Pacific Visions wing a reality, May 24, 2019, has been a...

Podcast: Long Beach Pride Spotlight On Broadway Corridor

The Long Beach Pride festival is celebrating its 35th anniversary this week. For this week's episode of the Long Beach Business Podcast, we spoke...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Special Meeting Of The Long Beach Board Of Harbor Commissioners Tomorrow Tomorrow, May 17, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is holding a special...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Jeannette Barrera Announces Candidacy For 2nd District City Council Seat Jeannette Barrera today launched her campaign for the Long Beach City Council’s 2nd District. The...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

San Pedro Bay Ports Break April Cargo Records Due To Empty Container Shipments The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles each broke their all-time...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Tariffs On Chinese Goods To Increase Friday, President Tweets President Trump took to Twitter over the weekend to announce that this Friday his administration is...

Celebrating 30 Years Of Leadership Long Beach

The latest edition of the Business Journal features a special 16-page section celebrating "30 Years of Leadership Long Beach." The nonprofit organization connects local...

Building A Better Long Beach: Industrial Development Pacific Edge To Debut In The Fall

There is a high level of interest in Long Beach’s newest industrial development, Pacific Edge, according to Neil Mishurda, co-founder of development firm Pacific...

Environmental Health Hazards Impacting The City Of Long Beach

Across its multitude of neighborhoods, communities and cultures, the City of Long Beach offers a diverse haven for businesses and families to thrive. At...

Real Estate And Development

Councilmember Claims State Housing Bill Is An “Attack” On Local Processes In the midst of a statewide housing crisis, Long Beach Councilmembers Al Austin and...

Long Beach Considers Switch To Locally-Run Electric Power Service

With one of the largest urban solar projects on the roof of the downtown library and a transition towards alternative fuels for the city’s...

New Startup Accelerator Plans To Bring Tech Boom To Long Beach

From Silicon Valley in the Bay Area to Silicon Beach in West Los Angeles, the California coast is famous for its startup culture. A...

Chief Of Police Recommends Full Deployment Of LBPD Body Cameras

In an April 19 memo to City Manager Patrick West and the members of the Long Beach City Council, Police Chief Robert Luna recommended...

Long Beach’s First Winery Coming To Downtown

California wines are known throughout the world. But despite favorable weather conditions, Long Beach’s urban, industrial coastline and a lack of rolling hills for...

LBCC Kicks Off New Initiative To Link Students With Employers

On a sunny morning at the end of April, elected officials from several South Bay cities, representatives from local businesses and Long Beach City...

Growing Long Beach: Workshop Series Teaches Locals How To Build Their Businesses

Now in its third year, the Entrepreneur and Small Business Education Series teaches budding entrepreneurs how to plan and obtain funding for their businesses....

Efforts To Reopen Community Hospital Are On Track, But City Funding Sources Remain Unclear

Efforts to reopen Community Hospital and its emergency room are well underway. Temporary lease agreement in hand, the City of Long Beach and the...

Stroke Is The Leading Cause Of Disability: Know The Risks

The leading cause of disability in the United States is stroke – a medical emergency in which blood flow to the brain is cut...

Port Of Long Beach Aims For Action With Strategic Plan Update

Since the Port of Long Beach created its strategic plan in 2006, it has been updated several times in response to events like the...

Escapist Shows To Curb Your Millennial Woes

Does this sound familiar? Ten years after college, you’re only just now seeing the sun crest on the horizon that is the end of...

Long Beach Airport Redistributes Flight Slots, Welcomes New Development

Passenger activity at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) is anticipated to reach about 3.7 million arrivals and departures in 2019, according to Airport Interim...

Aviation Industry Reports Strong Business, Expansion At Long Beach Airport

The Long Beach Airport (LGB) serves not only as a regional nexus for domestic travelers, but also as a major commercial hub. According to...

The Executive: David Wood, CEO of Human Touch and Relax The Back

Editor’s Note: David Wood is the CEO of Human Touch, a manufacturer of massage chairs, and of Relax The Back, a franchise retailer of...

Keeping Up With the Port Of Long Beach

As one of the city’s major economic engines, the Port of Long Beach produces a lot of exhaust. To make sure the residents whose...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Long Beach Container Terminal Selling For $1.78 Billion Orient Overseas International Line (OOIL) is selling Long Beach Container Terminal to the Australia-based investment firm Macquarie...

Long Beach Business Podcast: The Threat In Your Backyard

For this week's episode of the Long Beach Business Podcast, the Business Journal went on the prowl with Vector Control Program Coordinator Lamar Rush...

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