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WATCHDOG TODAY: 'Media incubator' approved, City to host 'Pride Prep' vax clinic, LBG breaks 100-year record

Plus, unionized workers reached a "life-changing" agreement with Hotel Maya; two dining parklets were approved in Belmont Shore and more local headlines.

WATCHDOG TODAY: 'Media incubator' approved, City to host 'Pride Prep' vax clinic, LBG breaks 100-year record

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Here are the latest headlines from the city’s largest news team.

City Council approves 'media incubator' request, wants clear line between city funding and journalism

Jason Ruiz • Apr 24, 2024

The request by Mayor Rex Richardson asked the city to work with other institutions to find a way to help the struggling news industry in Long Beach.

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City to host free vaccine clinic at The Falcon ahead of Long Beach Pride events

Jason Ruiz • Apr 24, 2024

The pop-up clinic will offer a variety of shots and STI testing at The Falcon on Broadway ahead of Long Beach Pride on May 19.

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Long Beach Airport sets monthly passenger record

Brandon Richardson • Apr 24, 2024

City officials attributed the surge to an increase in flight slot usage from the airport's carriers.

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City Council approves naming new Port of Long Beach education center after former Congressman Alan Lowenthal

Jason Ruiz • Apr 24, 2024

The $19 million center will include interactive learning displays and show the history of the port, which was one of the focuses of Lowenthal's work while in office.

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Yesterday’s headlines.

City Council approves outdoor dining parklets for Open Sesame, Aroma di Roma

Jason Ruiz • Apr 23, 2024

Second Street in Belmont Shore will see two new outdoor dining parklets installed after the City Council voted to allow Open Sesame and Aroma di Roma to move forward with their proposed projects Tuesday night. The two popular establishments had their …

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Unionized workers reach ‘life-changing’ agreement with Hotel Maya

Brandon Richardson • Apr 23, 2024

After nearly 10 months of picket lines, disruptions and reported scandals, Hotel Maya reached a tentative, “life-changing” agreement for a new labor contract, union representatives said Tuesday. Unite Here Local 11 announced the Long Beach …

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Supreme Court ruling allows 'developer fees' to be challenged but effect in Long Beach could be minimal

Jason Ruiz • Apr 23, 2024

A Supreme Court ruling earlier this month opened the door for developers in California to challenge local “impact fees” that are tacked onto to projects by local governments to co…

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Column: Long Beach is making room for apartments, but only on busy streets. That’s not fair

Jake Gotta • Apr 23, 2024

The city recently released newly drafted maps of the zoning changes planned for the “City Core,” a large swath of central Long Beach running from roughly Daisy Ave. in the West to the Traffic Circle and PCH in the east. The map shows significant …

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