City of Long Beach streamlining the business of ‘doing business’

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Long Beach Development Services announced this week the reorganization of the City’s plan check, permitting and inspection services, which is expected to reduce redundancies, customer wait time and permit fees. “Streamlining the business of doing business is the goal of the Long Beach Development Services Department,” Foster said.

Yes, we ‘can!’

Local Cub Scouts from Pack 62 worked with the Salvation Army on Saturday, Nov. 10 to collect canned food for their food bank. Scouts worked the early-morning shift in an effort to collect as many items as possible to help feed families in need.

Contract for electrical-vehicle charging stations approved at no cost to city

The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday evening approved a no-cost contract for the installation of electrical-vehicle charging stations at City-owned parking lots and facilities. “Long Beach has a strong commitment to promoting sustainability and alternative fueled vehicles, and this partnership will provide additional electrical charging infrastructure throughout Long Beach at no additional cost to…

Holiday market to feature local artisans

Independent artisans will once again converge on Bixby Knolls as part of the Uptown Village Market to display their distinctly unique, handcrafted, often one-of-a-kind creations ranging from jewelry, ceramics, candles, baked goods, beauty products, fashion and accessories, and home and garden décor items, The Uptown Village Market will be Friday, Dec. 7, from 5pm to…

Got the blues? Being a bit moody can be a good thing

Shoshanah Siegel Columnist The first step in decorating with color is usually the most difficult; where to begin? It is much easier to decorate when you have a definite idea of the mood you want to create and then develop the design of the room around the mood. Color preferences are very personal. Find the…