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  • Orange County Register
    The colleges follow many others in Southern California — including UC Irvine, Chapman, Cal State Fullerton, USC, UCLA and Cal State Long Beach — that have said they will transition to online instruction. Fullerton and Cypress colleges will cancel classes from Friday, March 13 to Tuesday, March 17 to train their staff in online teaching.
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  • NBC Sports on MSN.com
    A statement from race oragnizers says, 'we are in conversation ... to discuss the viability of rescheduling this event at a later time in the year."
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  • Orange County Register
    The Big West earlier this week announced the games would be played without spectators. That was the case for women’s early-round games at Long Beach State’s Walter Pyramid on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to Big West spokesman Mike Villamor, the cancellations mean the teams that won the regular-season titles would have advanced to the ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Long Beach Opera has postponed its production of “The Lighthouse,” to have been staged at the new Pacific Visions theater at the Aquarium of the Pacific. The company said it hopes to announce a new opening date soon. REDCAT, which presents experimental performance in the Disney Hall complex, will present nothing through April 12.
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  • YAHOO!
    Looking for fun, entertaining events and activities in Long Beach this weekend? Here are top picks with dates, times, locations and ticket links.
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  • Orange County Register
    The folks behind the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach are exploring their options for how to respond in the wake of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement late Wednesday, March 11, that he would like all events of more than 250 people to be canceled or postponed, at least through the end of March. Newsom’s office made the announcement due to ...
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  • Orange County Register
    Long Beach has canceled all large events through the end of April, including the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, amid fears over the new coronavirus, officials announced Thursday, March 12. City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis signed onto a declaration prohibiting all events with an estimated attendance of 250 people or higher, which includes ...
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  • Orange County Register
    Other impacted events include the Western Pool and Spa Show, Beach Streets University, the Cambodian New Year Parade and the South Bay Home and Garden Show.
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  • Orange County Register
    The Long Beach Unified School District is canceling a number of events and programming amid fears about the new coronavirus, Superintendent Christopher Steinhauser announced Thursday, March 12. Classes, however, remain in session. LBUSD is the third largest school district in California and the biggest employer in Long Beach. The district ...
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  • Orange County Register
    “We can only apologize to guests who were expecting a night of fun,” Mark Frances, managing director at the Queen Mary, said in a statement, “but safety must come first, not only for ticket holders, but also Long Beach residents and the community at large.” The decision came the day after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all events with ...
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  • Orange County Register
    Long Beach State Athletics has immediately and indefinitely canceled all games, practices and travel due to concerns about the new coronavirus, in a step the university’s athletics director called “uncharted territory.” “A lot of what happens next is unknown,” Athletics Director Andy Fee said in a Thursday, March 12, phone interview.
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  • Los Angeles Times
    “Whenever you give a little cough, everybody looks at you like they want to stay away,” she said. “It’s understandable. I would have the same reaction.” In Long Beach this week, William Bryant was preparing his laundry at Super Suds and wasn’t thinking about coronavirus until a text message with a surprising job offer popped up on ...
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  • East Bay Times
    Officials also announced eight new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, including the woman who died, a fourth presumptive diagnosis in Long Beach, and Pasadena’s first case — bringing the county total to 29. (Long Beach and Pasadena operate their own health departments.) In LA County, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said one of the new cases ...
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  • Orange County Register
    The woman had an underlying health condition and had been travelling extensively and spent a layover in South Korea. The number of confirmed cases in L.A. County rose Wednesday afternoon to 29, including four in Long Beach and one in Pasadena. Both cities run their own health departments. There have been 177 cases and three coronavirus-related ...
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  • YAHOO!
    Jim Michaelian, president and CEO of the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach, has admitted he is “looking at various possibilities” that allow the 46th edition of IndyCar’s famous street race to run in 2020.
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  • Los Angeles Times
    The women’s tournament began Tuesday at the Pyramid in Long Beach, and the men’s tournament was set to tip off Thursday at noon at Honda Center in Anaheim. The finals in both events were scheduled for Saturday in Anaheim. In a statement, a league spokesman said: “The main priority of the Big West Conference continues to be the health ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    “Whenever you give a little cough, everybody looks at you like they want to stay away,” she said. “It’s understandable. I would have the same reaction.” In Long Beach this week, William Bryant was preparing his laundry at Super Suds and wasn’t thinking about coronavirus until a text message with a surprising job offer popped up on ...
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  • Orange County Register
    Making these moves — and, in some cases, more: The list in Los Angeles County includes Pepperdine, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Loyola Marymount, Cal State Northridge and Long Beach Community College. In Orange County, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton and Chapman College have signed on. In the Inland area, UC Riverside ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    In Southern California, where 1 in 9 jobs is tied to international trade through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the trade war had already taken a toll, UCLA’s Nickelsburg wrote, with a decline in the movement of goods. The signing of an initial trade agreement with China had lifted hopes for a revival, but “the outbreak of COVID ...
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  • Los Angeles Times
    That could mean providing summer courses or allowing students to retake classes for free. At Cal State Long Beach, where classes will be canceled from Thursday to Tuesday with alternative instruction set to begin March 18, some students’ only internet access is the data or public Wi-Fi they access from their cellphone, education professor ...
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