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04/23/2024 - 7:39am
Randy Gordon, who led the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce for 26 years as president and CEO before retiring in 2020, is being honored for his service to the community at a dinner on May 3 at the Westin Long Beach. The event is being organized by the Rotary Club of Long Beach, for which he served as its 88th president. Randy and Nancy Gordon have sold their Long Beach home and are heading for...
FIRST FRIDAYS Long Beach attendee holds a python in her arms from the Reptile Adventures.
04/18/2024 - 4:27pm
Abraham Lincoln made a cameo and petting zoos were readily spread throughout the strip on Atlantic Avenue in Bixby Knolls. First Fridays Long Beach has been known for its family environment and resonates community engagement amongst one another. Long Beach native Terrell Gibbs attended the event for the first time with his daughter and felt it was a good way to bond over art. “First time and the...
Jeff, Matt and Zack Abrams.
04/18/2024 - 4:20pm
One Love Dispensary at 2767 E Broadway opened unofficially in 2012, and closed for a spell thanks to a police raid. Then in 2018, it was officially licensed by the city after the cannabis was made legal by voters. Owned by MattnJeremy, Inc. LLC d/b/a One Love Beach Club, all was smooth sailing until 2019 when they got an offer they chose not to refuse. In what One Love co-founder Jeff Abrams...
04/18/2024 - 4:13pm
In 2020, the City of Long Beach launched its Shared Micro-Mobility Program, which resulted in thousands of electric bicycles and scooters being deployed across the city. Since then, e-scooters have become a highly common form of transportation for people in the city. You can practically find them parked on any random street corner. In light of this, there are some places in Long Beach where e-...
04/18/2024 - 4:10pm
California’s minimum wage for fast-food workers has increased to $20 an hour beginning on April 1 as last year’s legislation, Assembly Bill 1228, officially took effect. AB 1228 applies to fast food chains with at least 60 establishments nationwide, impacting more than 500,000 workers in the state. Enacted in Sept. 2023, the minimum wage for these employees increased to $20 per hour, a 25% jump...
04/18/2024 - 3:22pm
Bill AB 2751 Aims to Protect Workers from After-Hours Communications Assemblymember Matt Haney introduced Assembly Bill 2751, which grants California workers the “right to disconnect” from work-related communications outside working hours. If passed, California would become the first state in the US to enact such legislation. The proposed law emerged in response to growing concerns over employee...
LEADERS FROM Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital and Stramski Developmental Center, along with Long Beach Fire Department firefighters, volunteers from the Steel Magnolias, patients, community members, hospital staff and Miller’s Children’s & Women’s beloved mascot, Millie the Dolphin, holding up 36 blue puzzle pieces and one white puzzle piece representing the 1 in 36 autism statistic of children being diagnosed in the United States.
04/18/2024 - 3:19pm
In a remarkable display of unity, community members, patients, staff and families from the Stramski Children’s Developmental Center at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach came together to celebrate Autism Acceptance Day showcasing the importance of support and understanding for neurodivergent individuals on the autism spectrum. Autism Acceptance Day on April 2 marks...
04/04/2024 - 5:05pm
Attorney Catherine Grant Wieder took this photo from Bluff Park using her iPhone with native Menzies’ Goldenbush shrubs in the foreground. Send us your recent, best photo in JPG format of a Long Beach scene and we’ll publish it in an upcoming issue of the Beachcomber. Email to editor@beachcomber.news, write “Best Shot” in the subject line and include your name, contact information (which is not...

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