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01/17/2018 - 2:52pm
Hawaiian Airlines will begin daily, nonstop flights between Long Beach and Honolulu later this spring. The renowned air company will fly out of Long Beach Municipal Airport (LGB) to Honolulu (HNL) starting June 1, giving locals a convenient, direct route to Hawaii and back. “Long Beach is a perfect gateway for travelers in Los Angeles and Orange County to ease into their Hawaiian vacation,” Peter...
01/17/2018 - 2:51pm
Despite a last-ditch appeal by a community activist group against a proposed battery energy storage facility, construction of AES Southland’s modernized power plant in southeast Long Beach is on track to be completed by 2020, according to the company. The $1.3-billion project involves replacing an antiquated 1950s-era natural gas-fired power plant located on Studebaker Road near the Los Cerritos...
01/17/2018 - 2:49pm
Longtime medical marijuana advocate, One Love’s Jeff Abrams, was on his honeymoon in Jamaica 43 years ago. “We came across a problem with welts” caused by local sea creatures. “We went for treatment and were told to take a pill. When we asked for a more natural solution, we were told that they avoided sharing with tourists.” Insistent, Abrams was told to wrap “ganja” into a banana peel, then...
01/17/2018 - 2:45pm
A new shopping center called The Long Beach Exchange or “LBX,” is slated to open this spring near Long Beach Airport, bringing several new retail tenants with dining, lifestyle and apparel offerings to East Long Beach, according to the developer.   Re-purposing a site formerly used for aircraft manufacturing at the southeast corner of Lakewood Boulevard and Carson Street, the new shopping center...
That's the Way It Was
01/17/2018 - 2:33pm
One hundred and thirty years ago, 106 residents voted to incorporate Long Beach as a city. In 1896, some of the same residents expressed their dissatisfaction with the local officials who wanted to keep alcohol out and voted to unincorporate the city and turn over the assets to Los Angeles County. That tantrum only lasted a little while before the voters incorporated the city of Long Beach on...

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