The Prospector, located on the corner of 7th St. and Junipero Avenue was opened in 1965 and has not lost is old timey charm. This frontier-themed steakhouse and saloon has got prime rib, mashed potatoes and entertainment. Catch a local band or sing your heart out on karaoke night, a must for all karaoke lovers.
Christine Nakamura is a Financial Services Professional at NYLIFE Securities LLC, Agent with New York Life Insurance Company. CA Insurance Lic. # OK47843. She leverages her extensive leadership and educational abilities to focus on her clients needs. Working carefully to create trust, build knowledge, and use that to develop a personalized strategy that fits clients and their goals. She and her husband, Steve Nakamura, also established “Ancient Vine Studio” six years ago in Long Beach to support a growing career in art. They raised two sons through the growing pains of high school and one joining the Marine Corps. As a wife, mom, and member of the Long Beach community she looks forward to helping others.
Intensively active in the arts community and focused on helping non-profits succeed in their endeavors. Christine is a very active Board Member for Musique Sur La Mer a fantastic children’s orchestra. She helped them make the permanent move to Long Beach as they celebrate their 20th anniversary, and they are an added bonus to the Shoreline village experience. Other organizations that have her full support; California Families in Focus, Long Beach Opera, Long Beach Architecture week, Long Beach Arts Council, and Ronald McDonald House. She loves the diversity of Long Beach and cares about the community.
What started with one auto repair shop in 1999 has now grown to four locations, two in long beach and two in Bellflower. This family owned business offers full service auto repair and maintenance services which include complex diagnoses, engine repair and even simple oil changes. They truly go a step beyond at Orozco’s. Check out their blog for great advice on keeping your car running smoothly!
A house turned restaurant the coziness factor is real, add fresh Southern cuisine with a Southern California twist, what more can you ask for? Be sure to add the Attic to your LB bucket list, from the welcoming staff to the bloody mary with a slider on top, you will not be disappointed.
Founded in 2014, Stay Anchored perfectly embodies the essence of Long Beach. Their mantra; A State Of Mind, To Remain Anchored Amidst The Storm®️ Sold in shops around Downtown Long Beach like MADE by Millworks and most Art Walks/community events. To top it off, it will be the comfiest tee-shirt you own. Don’t forget to check out their instagram and website.
Long Beach made history when we elected Mayor Robert Garcia in 2014. He is the first openly gay mayor to be elected in the city’s history and he comes with a long list of accolades. Before serving as mayor he was elected to the Long Beach City Council in 2009, then re-elected to a full four- year term in 2010. He also serves on the Senate Rules Committee and works to keep our coastline beautiful as one of the California Coastal Commissioners. Education has been a passion throughout his life and led him to pursue a Doctorate in Education; he’s taught at University of Southern California, Cal State Long Beach and Long Beach City College.
It’s easy to see why King Phantom (Elena ‘Rita’ Olivera) is Long Beach’s favorite drag king, she is elevating the art of drag with her spooky aesthetic. She’s serving up looks like Jack Skellington, Stephen King’s “It”, Hellraiser, Edward Scissorhands, The Mad Hatter, and Marilyn Manson. She can also serve some looks on the lighter side, like Pinocchio and Where’s Waldo. Off the stage, she is an advocate for autism awareness. And a proud mother of two amazing kids on the autism spectrum. She’s also an ally and supporter of her trans sisters and brothers. If you have not seen her perform yet, you’re missing out! Drop what you’re doing and make plans to see this illusion artist now! Check out her youtube Channel as well.
Brian Addison is an award-winning writer and photographer based in Long Beach, where his love of books, whiskey, and perspective are continuously fulfilled. In 2015, he was named the Journalist of the Year by the Los Angeles Press Club, adding to recognitions from the California State Senate, the California Bicycle Coalition, the City of Long Beach, California State University Long Beach, and others.
Looking for a hand car wash and detailing you can trust? Look no further! Circle Marina Car Wash is the most friendly, honest hand car wash auto detailing team in the area. Their experienced car washer and detail service attendants will keep your vehicle looking its best. Their team is highly skilled and have years of experience. Most of all: they love cars and care about yours.
For all you romantics out there 555 steakhouse is the perfect combination of sexy and cool. The talented piano player sets the scene while the vast selection of wine elevates the mood. Top it off with an exquisite dish and you got yourself the perfect date night. Thank me later.
Looking for something truly unique and made by local artists? There’s no better place than MADE by Millworks where you’ll find products from over 150 local makers, artisans and designers. Not your typical boutique; you’ll find opportunities here for art shows, vegan pop-ups and even pasta making classes. The eclectic spirit of Long Beach is truly exemplified
in this local treasure in the heart of Downtown on Pine.
These days, networking is a huge part of business and this particular group of realtors has got it down! Every Thursday morning they meet to build relationships, share knowledge, discuss market updates and more. Broker Preview is open to Industry professionals and is a great way to mix and mingle with like minded individuals.
When it comes to home town traditions, there is just nothing like Long Beach’s Easter Walk. Each year a diverse group of people, Drag Queens, Kings, Sisters, Fairies, Leather Folks, City Officials, Bunnies, and just plain fun-loving people, gather to raise much needed funds for the C.A.R.E. Program at St. Marys Hospital, in Long Beach, California. 100% of the funds raised are given directly to the cause, with local businesses and supporting sponsors providing the funds necessary for printing and publicity. The walk was founded by Rick White (drag name: Sheeya Mann) and when Rick moved away the walk found a new leader in Long Beach Drag Legend, Jewels. The walk is a huge undertaking and takes hundreds of volunteer hours to execute with fundraising events leading up to the big day. Make your Easter special this year and attend the walk to see for yourself how much fun it can be to give back to our community!
The Long Beach Post is a daily, digital publication covering news, life, business, placemaking, food, sports, LGBT issues and more in the city of Long Beach, California. The Post continues to invest in expanded coverage of our city and its people, create new technologies to increase our readership, and remain nimble so changing reader demands are opportunities, not threats. The Long Beach Post was founded February 13, 2007.
Joe’s Auto Center has been serving the Long Beach community since 1995. They also have many customers residing outside Long Beach continually returning for premier automotive service. They hold themselves to the highest standards of automotive quality and customer service. Their main priority is to make sure you enjoy affordable quality service and leave well informed and safe.
Rainbow juices was born out of a natural expansion of love for delicious, living foods and a passion to educate and serve others says the owners Donna and Chrissy. Rainbow Juices take the time to provide you with the very best juice on the planet: sourcing the freshest local, organic ingredients and cold-pressing it to perfection. The result is always a delicious, raw, living juice that contains the nutrients to keep you happy, healthy and thriving!
Looking to expand your inner spiritual being, need some sage? stones? or books on natural magic? Well Recircle Home on the corner of Broadway and Linden has everything you need.
They are a small indie shop that specializes in home decor and magical goods to make any space feel more like a home. Manifest your magic with this local gem.
The First Congregational Church of Long Beach is a community of seekers who care for each other as they explore what it means to be people of faith. They embrace a liberal theology and are committed to social justice – working to bring about God’s realm of peace to the world. They celebrate diversity, welcoming folks from varied life experiences. Services of Celebration Sunday mornings are at 10 a.m.
Steve Johnson, better known to Long Beachers as DJ SMURKS grew up in Northern California. His musical passion started in the 4th grade when he learned to play guitar. He never considered a career in music until his sophomore year of high school when a car accident changed his life. Something oddly magical happened to him as a result of the car accident, he gained the ability to play almost any musical instrument and hear full songs with vocals in his head. After being a member of several bands and getting sober, he began learning to record, produce, and mix on his own. Smurks began writing/recording in Jan of 2017. He made it a point to produce music that could be played on the radio or at clubs. Smurks released “Persona”, an 11 track debut album, featuring some of Sierra Vista’s (his original hometown in AZ) most promising artists, in Jan 2018.
LONG BEACH home + living – is the only real estate & lifestyle media platform in Long Beach serving the affluent coastal neighborhoods of Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights, Naples, Peninsula, Downtown, Bluff Park, Bluff Heights, Alamitos Heights, & beyond. A favorite among Long Beachers for their hyper local content, the “Best Of” awards and the women’s issue. Stay tuned for their 1st Annual Long Beach Architecture Week and Magazine that will showcase all the most loved architecture our lovely city has to offer!
Established in 1981, Tom’s Automotive Service Center is the trusted name in auto service in Long Beach CA, and surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated, Tom’s offers personalized service for your car, truck, or SUV. See them for regular maintenance, tire sales, lift and leveling kits, and auto repair. They are a TIA certified tire dealer and carry only the most respected tire brands.