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VIP Records sign saved, Aquarium of the Pacific receives loan

VIP Records sign saved, Aquarium of the Pacific receives loan

May 10, 2017

Long Beach’s world famous VIP Records sign will be relocated and made into a historical landmark after receiving unanimous approval from city council Tuesday night. The record store is known locally and intern...

City council votes to improve affordable housing

Samantha Diaz, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Long Beach may see more affordable housing units built throughout the city after council passed recommendations brought forward by the Affordable and Workforce Housing Group yesterday. The recommendations approved by council included policies to implement existing legislation and new initiatives for housing development. Among these recommendations were ideas for micro-units, flipping abandoned storage units into housing u...

Long Beach city council addresses affordable housing issue

Samantha Diaz, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Long Beach City Council moved to adopt recommendations brought forward by city staff for the production of affordable housing units. The city faces a housing crisis, with a vacancy rate of 2 percent as compared to the national average of 8 percent, according to the council. A study on the production of affordable housing is meant to increase this number by looking into various methods to create more affordable units.   ...

Long Beach marches on May Day

Long Beach marches on May Day

May 2, 2017

More than 600 people from all walks of life gathered Monday night at MacArthur Park in Long Beach to be part of the International Worker’s Day march. Students, working class people, women, men, children and senior ...

LA River CleanUp floats down to Long Beach

LA River CleanUp floats down to Long Beach

April 30, 2017

An army of plastic bag-toting volunteers wearing gloves filled the Los Angeles River basin in Long Beach on Saturday during the 28th annual cleanup of the environmentally troubled concrete channel. ...

Long Beach City Council to discuss affordable housing recommendations

Long Beach City Council to discuss affordable housing recommendations

April 26, 2017

The Long Beach City Council is set to hear recommendations from the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Study Session at its upcoming meeting May 2. At a February meeting, the council moved to conduct a study rega...

Long Beach residents party green

Xochitl Abarca and Janette Villafana, Staff Writers

April 23, 2017

Filed under Long Beach, News

Hundreds of Long Beach community members came together to enjoy farm-to-fork vegan meals and homebrewed beer to celebrate Earth Day at the Fourth Annual Green Prize Festival. The Fourth Annual Green Prize Festival took place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Houghton Park on Myrtle Avenue was the last stop for marchers holding signs that read “Our climate is not yours” and “We Speak for The Trees” who participated in t...

Renters Day declared in Long Beach

Renters Day declared in Long Beach

April 18, 2017

Long Beach activists rallied outside of the city council chambers Tuesday night to bring renter’s rights to the council’s attention. Citizens called for the council to create guidelines for protect...