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...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

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

When Karen Angone received a notice in early October that the monthly rent on the mobile home plot where she and her 87-year-old mother...
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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...
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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,...

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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...
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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...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

2nd & PCH Celebrates Grand Opening With Events All Weekend Long The long-awaited 2nd & PCH retail center is celebrating its grand opening tomorrow, October...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Ship And Truck Emissions Remain Focus Of Green Efforts In Logistics

Effective January 1, 2020, a new regulation issued by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will impose stricter limits on sulfur emissions by cargo ships...
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Report Shows Female-Owned Businesses Growing Nationwide

Plenty of Americans mull the idea of entrepreneurship, but perhaps there is more incentive to own a business if you are a woman, according...
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PoliticalWire: First District Council Candidates Share Positions Ahead Of Nov. 5 Election

Eight candidates are vying for the 1st District seat on the Long Beach City Council in a special election on November 5. Keeping with...

Next Steps For Community Hospital Include Finalizing Lease Agreement, Passing State Inspection

Months after securing a seismic-compliance extension from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), Community Hospital Long Beach operator Molina, Wu, Network,...

Funding Sources For Queen Mary’s Pending Repairs Still Unknown

The Queen Mary has been showing its age in recent years. The historic vessel is plagued with deteriorating infrastructure, failing utilities and rust buildup,...
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Mayor Gives Update On Development Citywide During his third-annual Building A Better Long Beach forum sponsored by the Business Journal, Mayor Robert Garcia gave an...
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San Pedro Bay Ports Consider Joint Agreement To Address Gateway Efficiency

The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles are exploring a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) aimed at ensuring their competitiveness as a trade...
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Growing Long Beach: Work Group Targets Office Vacancies

Identifying a need to address an increase in office vacancies, particularly in Downtown Long Beach, a collection of office brokers and city officials established...
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New Fees And Taxes Affecting Long Beach Residents And Businesses

Whether it’s the annual car registration or the monthly water bill – fees and taxes imposed on the state, county and city level have...

Fair Political Practices Commission Investigating Long Beach Councilmember

Second District Councilmember Jeannine Pearce is now under investigation by the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) for potential violations of the Political Reform Act,...
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‘More Than Just A Marathon’: Annual JetBlue Racing Event To Celebrate 35 Years This...

Entering its milestone 35th year, the annual JetBlue Long Beach Marathon and Half Marathon event, from October 11 to October 13, will feature roughly...
MHALA Vice President of Real Estate Rick Janes and MHALA President and CEO Christina Miller

Building A Better Long Beach: Bringing Expanded Support Services To Midtown

Construction is well-underway on the new Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHALA) facility, which is set to bring mental and physical health care...
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Port Of L.A. Director Gene Seroka Urges Long Beach To Join Data Sharing Project

In October of 2014, right as cargo flow into the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles began to surge ahead of the holiday...
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SoCal Air Freight Remains Focused On LAX, Despite Unresolved Congestion Issues

Air freight and cargo to Southern California remains centered around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), despite long-standing congestion issues and a recent decision by...
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How Women-Owned Businesses Can Secure More Federal Contracts

Women-owned businesses earned $22 billion in federal contract spending last year – but that figure accounts for less than 5% of total contracts awarded,...

Millennials’ Spending Habits Are Impacting The Supply Chain

Multiple studies have shown that Millennials spend more when shopping – both in person and online – than members of older generations. The Millennial...
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Podcast: The Fight For Clean Air In California

With the state and federal governments at odds over emissions standards in California, the Long Beach Business Podcast is taking a look at efforts...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Kaiser Reaches Tentative Agreement With Union Coalition Kaiser Permanente and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU) have tentatively agreed on a four-year national bargaining...
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The Companies Building Long Beach

A high frequency of residential, industrial and retail projects have cemented Long Beach as a city undergoing considerable development, according to local construction executives....
Long Beach Council for the Arts Executive Director Griselda Suarez

Long Beach Boasts A Vibrant Art Scene; How Can Its Future Be Secured?

With colorful murals going up year after year, internationally acclaimed musicians visiting the city to perform and the Long Beach Museum of Art’s new...
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State Legislators Pass Contested Bills On Worker Classification, Rent Control And More

As the 2018-2019 legislative session comes to a close, it’s time to take stock of the new laws affecting California’s business community that were...
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Harbor Commission OK’s Transfer Of Long Beach Container Terminal Lease

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on September 9 approved an agreement transferring the lease to operate Long Beach Container Terminal from Orient...
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New Partnership To Assist Underserved Women Entrepreneurs

Southern California-based East West Bank and microfinance nonprofit organization Grameen America recently announced a collaboration to assist low-income women entrepreneurs with access to capital...

Patrick West Bids Farewell To City Hall

You might think the top public executive in charge of one of the largest cities in California would be tacitly serious, as the weight...
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Building A Better Long Beach: Veteran And Senior Housing Project Nears Completion

The two-phase affordable housing development known collectively as The Beacon is nearing completion, with the Beacon Place phase, a 39-unit building reserved for homeless...
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Long Beach Museum Of Art Downtown Opens Its Doors

Nearly seven decades into its existence, the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) expanded this month to downtown. After much anticipation from the community...

From The Headlines: What Are Millennials Up To Now?

When we started this column, my goal was, as it remains, to present a more realistic picture of the Millennial generation than what is...
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PortSide: Keeping Up With The Port Of Long Beach

When Anthony Pelesasa applied for the Port of Long Beach’s internship program in 2017, he did not expect to spend two years working for...
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Growing Long Beach: Canadian Businesses Consider Expanding In Long Beach

Since city officials promoted Long Beach as a prime destination for business growth in Vancouver earlier this year, multiple Canadian businesses have expressed interest...
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Long Beach Councilmember May Be Investigated For Potential Conflict Of Interest

Following a city attorney-commissioned independent review of Councilmember Jeannine Pearce’s employment by an executive with Urban Commons – the company that owns the lease...
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First Ever Cat Lounge Opens In Long Beach

Long Beach’s first-ever cat lounge opened in August, and its owners plan to hold a special grand opening event on October 26. The Feline...
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Police Officers And Firefighters Secure Labor Agreements, Many More To Follow

’Tis the season for labor negotiations in the City of Long Beach. Agreements between the city and 10 of its 12 employee unions are...
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Kaiser Union Workers Plan October Strike

After another unsuccessful bargaining session this month between Kaiser Permanente and the union members that comprise the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions (CKPU), more...
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Real Estate & Development

Draft Drive-Through Guidelines Available For Public Review And Comment Long Beach Development Services has released a draft of proposed drive-through facility design guidelines for public...
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Beyond the Gallery: Nontraditional Art Displays In Long Beach

Traditional art galleries and museums offer the public a chance to admire works from artists all over the world. Long Beach is no exception,...

BizBrief: Today’s News To Know

Port Of L.A. Reduces Overall Emissions Despite Rising Cargo Volumes According to a new report released by the Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest...

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