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interTrend to Move Headquarters Into Former RDA Property

December 4, 2012 – interTrend, a full-service communication agency, has been around for 21 years and currently occupies the 9th floor at 555 E. Ocean Blvd. The agency focuses on assisting Fortune 500 companies target the Asian-American market in the United States and, more recently, the Asian market globally. The business has been in Long…

Long Beach's Psychic Temple to get new life

November 20, 2012 – It’s the second-oldest commercial building in Long Beach, but for more than a decade it has sat abandoned and decaying with no real hope of revival. Until now. InterTrend, an award-winning national advertising agency based in Long Beach, has taken over the brick building at 224 E. Broadway near Long Beach…

Building With Colorful History Gets Bright Future

November 19, 2012 – In 1905, it was the headquarters for a local cult. Then it became a popular speakeasy and, later, a brothel and flophouse. When the City of Long Beach purchased the Psychic Temple building at a tax auction in 1998, its rooms were filled with several dozen long-term residents and its ground-floor…

Century-old Psychic Temple coming back to life in Long Beach

November 18, 2012 – The Psychic Temple, a long-abandoned Long Beach landmark that is one of the city’s oldest commercial structures, will be converted to office space as redevelopment attracts new residents and businesses to downtown. Advertising agency InterTrend will start making improvements this week on the brick building at 224 E. Broadway near Long…

Creative Office Space Designs Breaking the Mold in Long Beach

July 17, 2012 – Enter the offices of digital media firm Cie Games in Downtown Long Beach, and you’ll come across a silver, wrap-around reception desk made out of a jet-engine part known as a cowling. Walk a little further and you’ll find a mixture of workstations, writable glass walls and a miniature putting green.…

City Sells Two Downtown Properties Through RDA Oversight

June 5, 2012 – Sale of two pieces of former Redevelopment Agency property was approved Monday by the new board overseeing the dismantling of that agency. The appointed Oversight Board has final approval over actions taken by the Long Beach City Council in regards to redevelopment obligations. The City Council appointed itself as the Successor…

Helping the Arts Building Shine Again

Nestled between the auto-oriented Long Beach Boulevard and the pedestrian Promenade, the Arts Building at 236 E. 3rd Street has patiently witnessed several generations of its neighbors come and go in Downtown Long Beach. As the decades passed – so too has architectural favor, from the suburban-styled Long Beach Plaza (demolished in 2000), to its…

Parklets hit SoCal

May 2012 – We hate to lose a good parking spot – unless we gain an alfresco dining room. Turning curbside areas into urban parklets is trendy in S.F., but here’s to Long Beach for introducing the concept to the Southland. The first one is in front of Lola’s Mexican Cuisine (2030 E. Fourth St.,…

36 Hours: Long Beach, Calif.

March 15, 2012 – At the mouth of the Los Angeles River, shipping cranes flex across the skyline — an industrial panorama that suits Long Beach’s gritty reputation. But while the city’s maritime character remains, its rough edges have been smoothed in recent years — the downtown waterfront transformed by redevelopment, the busy port now…

Walk in the Parklet

January 16, 2012 – Dining furniture, bright planters and greenery bedeck Lola’s Mexican Cuisine’s new parklet, the first such space in Long Beach and Southern California. Lola’s, which will host a ribbon-cutting event at noon Friday at 2030 E. Fourth St., is one of three restaurants participating in the city’s pilot parklet program. Inspired by…