Local Long Beach News

Coronavirus pushes the Dew Tour in Long Beach from May to September

The fifth annual Dew Tour, a pro skateboard competition that was set to return to Long Beach May 7-10  has been postponed to Sept. 10-13 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, tour officials announced Monday. The competition is made up of male and female pro skateboarders competing in single and team events. The event was […]

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106 Coronavirus Cases In Long Beach As Of Monday

LOS ANGELES, CA — There are now 2,481 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Los Angeles County and 44 deaths, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Monday. Current health orders prohibit any public or private gatherings or events, and temporarily close all beaches and hiking trails throughout the entire county, […]

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Career Tracks: Dachser, Port Of Long Beach And Blue Ridge

Bernard Simon will step down as chief executive officer of Dachser on Jan. 1 and will join the logistics provider’s supervisory board as chairman. Burkhard Eling, who joined the Dachser executive board as chief financial officer in 2013, will become the new CEO of the family-owned German company. Michael Schilling, the chief operating officer of […]

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Coastal gas plant will shut down by 2023 as fossil fuels dry up in California

The long-awaited sale of 51 acres of prime waterfront real estate in Redondo Beach has been finalized — and it includes a commitment to shutting down the site’s gas-fired power plant, in the latest sign of California’s transition away from planet-warming fossil fuels. Power plant operator AES Corp. said Monday it had closed on a […]

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Inside a Long Beach distillery churning out hand sanitizer to battle COVID-19

The floor is sticky, and the air smells like booze. At Portuguese Bend Distilling in Long Beach, a skeleton crew in medical masks and Carhartt work shirts clambers around the copper still and stainless-steel fermenters that, in normal days, would be churning out vodka and gin. But these aren’t normal days. The little distillery, with […]

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California State Parks close to vehicle traffic due to coronavirus

After witnessing a surge in visits the day before, all 280 California State Parks will now be closed to vehicle access, according to a statement. “On Saturday, many state parks once again experienced visitation surges that made it impossible for the public to implement appropriate social/ physical distancing practices,” a statement said from the California […]

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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s March 28 update on coronavirus outbreak

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia released this message on Saturday evening, March 28, an update on the city’s status amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. On Friday, to reduce the risk of community spread of COVID-19 and help maintain the safety of our residents, we made the difficult decision to temporarily close all beaches, including beach […]

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Love in the time of coronavirus: Long Beach couple weds in a changed world

There were no ivory table cloths. No dusty rose napkins. No gold table numbers. But Halley Taylor had a veil, a floral beaded headband and a white, floor-length gown with layers of lace and sequins. Taylor married her fiancé, Jacob Frank, in a tiny ceremony in a private backyard on the Palos Verdes Peninsula early […]

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