IRS warns filers of the ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax-season scams

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud. The Dirty Dozen listing, compiled by the IRS each year, lists a variety of common…

Community celebrates grand opening of renovated and historic palace that now serves as apartments for emancipated foster youth

Life just got better for 13 former foster youth. On Wednesday, Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster, 4th District Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell, The Long Beach Housing Development Company (LBHDC), LINC Housing, and United Friends of the Children (UFC) celebrated the grand opening of The Palace, a renovated building that includes 13 apartments for young adults who…

LB Convention Center appoints Beirne as GM

The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center and SMG venue-management company announced Wednesday the permanent appointment of Charles (Charlie) Beirne as general manager. Beirne came to Long Beach on a temporary basis as interim general manager to oversee the development and repositioning of the Center’s $20 million renovation.