The previous tower, which was painted by lifeguards in honor of Pride month last year, burned down in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 23.
One man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting near Cabrillo High School around 2 a.m. Friday.
Long Beach police shot and killed a woman early this morning in the Wrigley neighborhood.
From delays in the delivery of window glass from a Chinese province on lockdown in the early days of the pandemic, to coronavirus infections among workers on the site, continuing construction on the residential tower has been costly and lengthy.
The new facility will include 50 beds for homeless patients and support to connect them with long-term housing, officials said.
On Wednesday night, just before sunset, roughly 100 people came together on the beach near 12th Place to mourn the loss of a rainbow-colored lifeguard tower that burned down in the early hours of Tuesday.
Video from the scene showed flames and smoke billowing from several units of the multi-story complex.
The Long Beach Fire Department responded to a fire on the beach near 12th Place just after midnight on Tuesday and found the tower engulfed in flames.
Current and former workers at a transitional housing complex near Downtown say their employer violated COVID-19 safety rules, and hasn’t hired back workers in accordance with a city law passed in the wake of the pandemic.
Grant applications won’t be accepted until April 8, but venue operators who want to be notified when applications open can sign up through the Small Business Administration.