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.
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.
Hotel Royal was built in 1923 and retains its Art Deco roots, with upgraded rooms for every traveler and modern comforts. Their European style accommodations are each decorated differently, so that each stay is like no other. Hotel Royal is right in the heart of downtown Long Beach, in the East Village Arts District that is pulsing with art galleries, coffee shops, and unique retailers. Whether you’re traveling from far away or a local, the Hotel Royal is a must stay!
The newly renovated Hotel Maya – a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel offers spacious guest rooms with a private balcony and is minutes from the Long Beach Convention Center. The lush tropical gardens, colorful decor and stunning views of Long Beach Oceanfront make Hotel Maya an excellent corporate or wedding venue. Book your next getaway or staycation with the beautiful Hotel Maya, don’t forget to check out their Mariachi Sunday Brunches at “Fuego”.
When news breaks around the greater metropolitan Long Beach area, Long Beach Local News is on the scene! Tune in nightly at 6 pm on Channel 32 and 41 for the latest breaking news in the community, politics, entertainment, business and more!
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!
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.
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.
Open from morning until Midnight, Long Beach Animal Hospital is always there for you and your fur babies (also scaled babies, feathered babies, pot bellied babies, etc.)! They’re always there for you no matter if your pet is sick or just needs boarding and bathing; they offer a full range of services which even includes prescription diets to keep your companion healthy and house calls for those times when you just can’t transport your pet. They run a wildlife rescue that offers free medical care to injured wildlife critters and has successfully re-released 50% of the wild animals to their native habitat. If you spot an injured wildlife animal, you know who to call!
Abigail Gibson, owner and groomer of Pawsitively Pet Grooming is a lifelong animal lover. She has been grooming professionally for over 10 years. Her love and passion for animals started by training dogs for 4-H at the tender age of 8 and was soon found bringing home every stray in the neighborhood on a mission to reunite the pets with their owners. Abigail discovered animal grooming at the age of 19 and the rest is history. She loves that she gets to work with dogs and cats everyday and has a soft spot for the aggressive or fearful pets. She has a special needs Chihuahua named Lucy (who you will see around the shop) and 2 cats named WallE and Eva.
Your dog will be lonely no more at this loving, fun and safe doggy daycare created by dog lovers for dog lovers. Bark Bark! makes sure that its employees get their Dog First Aid Certification within 90 days. At this cage-free doggie daycare, you can make sure that your dog will have lots of fun and playtime while you are away. Bark Bark! is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dogs are supervised 24/7 and are separated in groups based on size, style of playing, and age.
The supreme pet store where convenience meets community in Belmont Shore is without a doubt, Pussy & Pooch. This avant garde pet lifestyle boutique is directed at the modern pet with a focus on nutrition and green living for pets that goes above and beyond. This pet shop has interior design services which help create the perfect pet environment in your home!
If you have any questions about buying a new home, don’t worry because Bixby Knolls Mortgage has you covered. They will translate jargons so you have a better understanding of your loans and give you advice on managing your accounts such as raising your credit score to get the best loan for your new home. Bixby Knolls Mortgage was established in 1989 and has been named as pilot company to start programs for California State Teachers Retirement System Loan Programs.
Stephanie Anderson may be an accounting and tax professional, but she’s really in the business of helping others. She assists businesses and individuals with tax debt through the resolution process and gives them a fresh start. She works with a number of small businesses preparing their payroll, financial documents and taxes. Skip the software when it comes to filing your taxes and visit Tax Prose where someone on Stephanie’s team will guide you through the process and be a resource for you, your family and business for years to come.
Macksoud & Macksoud, LLP, offer full service family law for the benefit of clients throughout Southern California. Alexander E. Macksoud, the founder of Macksoud & Macksoud is an experienced trial lawyer and negotiator who has been handling divorce and family law cases since 1971. He is one of a select group of California family law attorneys who is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Attorney Alexander E. Macksoud is joined by his son, Alexander E. Macksoud II — an experienced family law attorney in his own right. If you are involved in a family law dispute, the attorney you choose is important. One of the most important criteria for any family law attorney is the ability to protect your rights at trial. Macksoud & Macksoud loves to settle cases when it is in their client’s best interest and are never afraid to take a case to trial when it is necessary to protect a client’s financial or parental rights.
Jack and Barbara have been Professional Real Estate agents in the Los Angeles area for over 40 years. Their knowledge of the real estate market, market trends and luxury properties combined with their understanding of the needs and wants of their clients have helped them become Long Beach’s favorite real estate Team. There is no property or client that is too big or too small for Team Irvin. Whether it’s a luxury estate or a condominium – first time home buyer or investor, they have helped numerous clients buy and sell real estate. Their ability to make every client feel like they are the only client has set them apart from the rest. Discover the Team Irvin difference for yourself.
You might have a lot of questions and concerns about insurance and it is driving you nuts. Keir will answer any questions you have about homeowners, car, and life insurances. Keir is dedicated in providing quality service to his customers while also supporting the community of Long Beach.
Long Beach’s favorite bartender serves up frosty beverages at The Sweetwater Saloon! Melissa will make you feel at home in her bar and is an experienced mixologist like no other in the city. She mixes a little bit of love into every cocktail and we can guarantee you’ll taste the difference. You’ll come in for the drink, but you’ll stay for her lovely personality that enchants guests and has won her a top spot as Long Beach’s favorite bartender!
For so many people today, it would be hard to imagine a time when Long Beach Pride did not exist. Started in 1984 to foster cooperation and mutual respect between the LGBT and greater Long Beach community, the Pride celebration quickly grew to become the 2nd largest revenue earning event for the city, attracting over 80,000 guests to their two-day festival. The organization maintains an office year round to continuously inject a sense of greater self-worth within the community. Over the past 31 years, Long Beach Pride has become a large philanthropic foundation which has funnelled over $1 Million back into the community in the form of grants and scholarships.
Who doesn’t love to sing? Executive Suites has been a favorite among Long Beachers for years! Their Karaoke Nights on Tuesdays & Wednesdays have gathered a following and if you stop by, you’ll see why. On Tuesdays, the drink special is out of this world and it gets even better on Wednesday’s, Host Lenny Sinatra will give you a $2 drink chip for each of your first three songs!
It is not hard to see why this Bear and Cub party that travels the world is Long Beach’s favorite theme night. Bearracuda made its big splash in Long Beach at Eagle562 early in 2018 and its worldwide popularity caught up with it here. Bearracuda is held several times a year, so stay tuned for more parties to come!