Long Beach City Health Officer Dr. Annisa Davis said the city has seen a virus that mostly affected nursing home residents transform into one that is rapidly spreading among younger people. The median age of new infections in Long Beach, she said, is 33.
Less than a week before he was to take over as president and CEO of the Aquarium of the Pacific, Peter Kareiva was packing up stuff from his office at UCLA, and packing up stuff from his apartment in Westwood and then he was going to head up to Seattle to pack up stuff from the home he shares with his wife Celina, a noted photographer and artist. Soon, his new office will be stuffed.
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s multi-million dollar expansion, Pacific Visions, celebrated its one-year anniversary with its doors closed. Its theater’s 300 seats sat empty and have remained so for much of the year—along with all the aquarium’s indoor exhibits—due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has put a severe financial strain on the city icon.
Many teachers are livid over a request by the school district to have them physically return to the classroom to teach virtual classes.
The coronavirus health pandemic and ensuing economic slowdown, followed by weeks of civil unrest after the death of George Floyd, have created an extraordinary fiscal challenge for the city, officials said.
Leandro Maza, 31, was on the trip of a lifetime with his father and fiancee when flights were canceled and he unable to return home to Argentina. A few days later, he was killed in Central Long Beach.
Since the end of April, city officials say they’ve cited seven businesses for not complying with city health orders. They have also cited a home that was host to illegal gatherings.
The Central and North Long Beach zip codes have the city’s highest rates of coronavirus cases.
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