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Long Beach Farmer’s Market

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Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner… All at the Farmer’s Market Start your week off with breakfast at an open-air European style market. Sundays’ Farmers Market in Long Beach is known as the South East Market. It is located in the parking lot of the Alamitos Bay Marina. Walk down any aisle and you can smell the ocean and see beautiful boats …


Joe Jost’s

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A Long Beach Legend Founded in 1924, Joe Jost‘s is the oldest continually operated tavern west of the Mississippi River.  It is known for having the coldest beer in town, 29 degrees Fahrenheit, the “Joe’s Special” sandwich, pickled eggs, and fresh roasted peanuts. Along with the menu, the pool hall and beer bar has not changed much over the past 90 …

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Buying A Home With A Low Down Payment

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If you’re considering buying a home with a low down payment, you are not alone. A recent post by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) revealed that in the months of December 2014 through February 2015, there was an increase in the number of first-time buyers making a down payment of 6% or less as compared to last year: 2014: …

Sell your home this summer

Sell Your Home This Summer

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It’s Never Too Late To Sell Spring is the traditional time to put a home on the market, yet summer can be a great time as well. It’s the end of the school year, graduations are almost finished, and Father’s Day is right around the corner. With vacation plans and kids out of school, many people shy away from adding a …

Long Beach summer fun

Long Beach Summer Fun

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Long Beach Summer Fun Guide Hot summer nights are here and luckily, there’s lots of free fun to be had in Long Beach this summer! Here are a few things to check out and put on your calendar. Summer Beach Party Kickoff – June 22nd through June 28th. 7 Day Celebration of Long Beach’s new bike and pedestrian trail along the …

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Long Beach Brown Bag Lunch

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Pack A Brown Bag Lunch and Explore The City Gone are the days of the three-martini lunch. A time when you could leisurely dine on steak, oysters, and lobster all while slowly sipping a chilled gin martini. Today everyone is in such a hurry, and at times too busy to even take a lunch break. It is important to take …

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Lagging Housing Supply Slows Down Sales

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Lack of Housing Supply Creates Slower Sales The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently released the results of their Existing Home Sales Report. Despite the fact that properties are selling faster than they have at any other time since July of 2013, existing home sales declined 3.3% from March. NAR’s Chief Economist Lawrence Yun explained the main reason for the …

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A Bixby Knolls Tradition Ends

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Luan’s Girls Dress Shop Says, “Goodbye” A treasured Bixby Knolls tradition comes to an end after 62 years. Luan’s, a boutique girls dress shop closes its doors. The store was found in 1952 by Luan’s mother, Marion, but Luan took it over in 1982. She said she was raised to run the store, and now she is ready to retire. …


Exterior Painting – Long Beach Historic District

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What Do You Need To Know About Exterior Painting in A Long Beach Historic District? There are some special rules regarding exterior painting and other exterior modifications in Long Beach Historic Districts. A historic district contains a group of older homes that by themselves cannot be designated a historic landmark, but collectively they are worthy of preservation status. A historic …