9th District Councilmember-elect Rex Richardson isn’t just ready to take his new office on July 15—he’s ready to hit the ground running. With a series of key initiatives already underway to ease the transition between current Councilmember Steve Neal and himself, Richardson is planning to continue the progressive processes and projects that have been ongoing for the last few years in North Long Beach, starting first by putting the District’s infrastructure funds directly in the hands of his constituents.
More young and affluent people are continuing to move into Downtown Long Beach’s growing residential offerings, according to the Downtown Long Beach Associates 2014 Economic Profile released last month.
Now located in a busy retail intersection with more than four times the size of its previous incarnation, The Bicycle Stand—Long Beach’s only bicycle shop dedicated to ground-up restorations of classic steel-framed bikes—has a new, improved and bigger home. And it’s less than a half mile from where owners Evan Whitener and Nicole Maltz first turned their passion for vintage steeds into a business two and a half years ago.
Verizon will be laying off around 100 employees who provide 411 information services from a Long Beach facility, the company confirmed this week.
Two Long Beach City Council members announced their endorsements for mayor this week, adding one vote of support each to candidates Robert Garcia and Damon Dunn.
A known Long Beach gang member was charged with attempted murder this week in the March 2013 shooting at a gas station that wounded two, including a ten-year-old boy who was in the car while his parents were pumping gas.
Long Beach police and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control issued more than 60 citations over two days in and around the Long Beach Pride Festival last weekend, resulting in alcohol sales being shut down an hour early at the end of the annual event.
Four Democratic candidates—including one Long Beach and one Carson councilmember, a school board president and a youth advocate—from across south Los Angeles County are hoping to bring their public service experience to the state assembly’s 64th District when Isadore Hall’s term runs out this year.
Twenty-nine local female business owners graduated from Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses program Saturday thanks to a collaboration with the Tory Burch Foundation.
Long Beach residents who vote by mail may have already realized that an extra envelope has arrived to capture their choices for the upcoming June 3 election, which features municipal as well as county and state contests. Instead of one ballot containing a comprehensive listing of all positions up for grabs this cycle, on June 3 there will be two separate ones, in something the Long Beach City Clerk’s Office is calling “2 Vote Tuesday.”