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WATCHDOG TODAY: Long Beach launches affordable housing registry; New Starbucks opening next to LBCC

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WATCHDOG TODAY: Long Beach launches affordable housing registry; New Starbucks opening next to LBCC

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Here are today’s headlines.

Long Beach launches new registry to alert residents to affordable housing, funding for home improvements

Jason Ruiz • Apr 19, 2024

Long Beach launched a new registry where renters, homeowners and even housing developers can sign up to get updates when affordable apartment units going on the market or when funding is available to buil…

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New Starbucks slated to replace two auto shops next to LBCC's Pacific Coast Campus

Jason Ruiz • Apr 19, 2024

A new Starbucks drive-through location has been green lit to be built next to Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus after the Planning Commission voted Thursday to grant the developer a conditio…

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Critically Speaking: We need some money

Jason Ruiz • Apr 19, 2024

If you were to ask me to summarize the state of local news media in a meme I’d have to choose the one from the iconic 2011 film Bridesmaids. You know the one. “Help me, I’m poor.” Nobody gets into local news to make money. I didn’t even get into it to cover the beat I’ve been on for a decade…

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Scratch This: While Kate Karp was 'off-leash'

Kate Karp • Apr 19, 2024

By Kate Karp Easter’s come and gone, and I never got to write my usual diatribe against adopting a rabbit as a seasonal gift for the kids. I stepped down from the Long Beach Post before Easter Week in support of my coworkers: the talent who, over the years, developed the

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Here are yesterday’s headlines:

Crews clear homeless encampment in vacant building to make way for affordable housing development in Long Beach

Brandon Richardson • Apr 18, 2024

A cul-de-sac in Long Beach’s Bryant n…

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Dog dies in Los Altos house fire, no other injuries reported

Brandon Richardson • Apr 18, 2024

A 1-year-old puppy died during a house fire in the Los Altos neighborhood Thursday afternoon, the Long Beach Fire Department confirmed. Firefighters were sent to the 2000 block of Lomina Ave. near Los Santos Driv…

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No Beach Streets this year? Lack of funding means Long Beach residents may have to wait until 2025

Alicia Robinson • Apr 18, 2024

The popular Beach Streets event won’t be coming to Long Beach’s Uptown neighborhood in May as planned, and there may not be another one until 2025, city officials said. The event, a sort of pedestrian block party that shuts down car traffic for a day so people can bik…

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What’s good in the LBC: Earth Day festivities, Grand Prix, pop-ups and a culinary experience

Caitlin Antonios • Apr 18, 2024

Sunnier days are finally heading to Long Beach and what better way to celebrate than getting outdoors for Earth Day this Saturday? The city’s got a lot going on, and if you want to enjoy a little green…

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Long Beach Watchdog • Apr 18, 2024

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