Port has second-best June ever

The Port of Long Beach moved enough containers last month to make it the second-best June ever, wrapping up a quarter when cargo volume rose by more than 8 percent, according to port officials. Measured by industry-standard, twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), cargo climbed 9.2 percent in June compared to the same month last year, to…

Clearing the air

LA County assembles advisory group to compile regulations for cannabis in unincorporated cities

By: Denny Cristales Online Editor Although cannabis enthusiasts had plenty to celebrate on Election Day in November– when California voters approved Proposition 64 to legalize the possession, cultivation and sale of marijuana for recreational purposes– there are still regulatory measures Los Angeles County is intending to take with the popular plant. Los Angeles County’s Office…

Port named Best North American Seaport

The Port of Long Beach was again named the Best North American Seaport at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards held June 29 in Singapore. This is the third consecutive year and the 19th time in the last 22 years that the port has won the title “Best North American Seaport” from Asia…

Motorcyclist killed in collision

A local man is dead after a motorcylcle accident last weekend. On Saturday, July 1, at approximately 5:45pm, officers from the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) responded to 53rd Street and Orange Avenue on a report of a motorcycle-involved traffic collision. Upon arrival, officers found that the collision involved a 1992 Suzuki, non-street legal dirt…

Man killed, others injured in two-car collision at intersection

One person is dead and several others injured after a two-car accident that occurred on July 1, according to the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD). At 4:35am that day, officers responded to Anaheim Street and Long Beach Boulevard on a report of a traffic collision. Upon arrival, they found that two vehicles had collided in…

LB council members to request Business Retention Team for Molina Healthcare

Sixth District Councilmember Dee Andrews, in conjunction with 1st District Councilmember Lena Gonzalez and 4th District Councilmember Daryl Supernaw, will request that the city manager assemble a business-retention team for Molina Healthcare in Long Beach, according to Andrews’s office. The team will be composed of all necessary departments, county and state agencies, business leaders, economic…

Long Beach Civic Center honored for design innovation

The City of Long Beach has received a Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) Architectural Award in the category of “Under Construction” for the Long Beach Civic Center. LABC annually honors the contributions of architectural teams, contractors and developers in creating and implementing outstanding building projects in the Los Angeles region. “The City is honored to…