A social impact organization formed last year, Economic & Policy Impact Center (EPIC), has launched its first Leaders Institute to help people prepare to foster change in Long Beach.
Words and how they are used is a primary political topics these days, and the League of Women Voters of Long Beach will host a discussion on the matter this Saturday.
Nine of the 12 candidates on the ballot in the state Senate District 33 special election will appear in a forum next week at Liberation Brewing Co. in Bixby Knolls.
Long Beach Police Complaint Commission Chair Suely Saro announced on Wednesday, Feb. 20, that she will run to represent the City Council’s Sixth District in the March 2020 election.
In his two years on the job, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has crafted an image as a progressive warrior, suing the Trump Administration dozens of times and delivering the Democrats’ Spanish-language rebuttal to the President’s State of the Union speech.
Gov. Gavin Newsom will be in Long Beach today to see how the Villages at Cabrillo works and meet with mayors about building more affordable housing.
State Senate candidate Lena Gonzalez was arrested for driving under the influence in August 2012 — two years before her election to the Long Beach City Council — with a blood alcohol concentration of .18, more than twice the legal limit, court documents show.
Dan Pressburg, longtime community activist, will host a candidate brunch this Saturday, Feb. 16, for candidates in the race for the state Senate District 33 seat.
A meeting Sunday of 33rd State Senate District representatives in the Democratic State Central Committee failed to reach an endorsement in that special election.
Long Beach First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez was the first to qualify as a candidate for the 33rd District State Senate seat, but she is far from the only one seeking the position.
A special primary election to replace now-Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara in the state Senate will take place March 26, with a run-off — if necessary — set for June 4, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday, Jan. 15.
For the first time in Mayor Robert Garcia’s tenure, accomplishments took precedence over challenges in his State of the City address.
Mayor Robert Garcia will present his fifth State of the City speech next Tuesday at the Terrace Theater, part of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center.
In 1982, seven strangers shared fried chicken, ice cream and boxes of candy, filling themselves with food before spending weeks without it. These women came from different states and different faiths, united only by their passion for gender equality and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA).
Eighth District City Councilman Al Austin announced via email Monday morning that he is running for the 33rd District State Senate seat vacated by Ricardo Lara.
Long Beach City Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez named fellow Councilman Rex Richardson as the chair of her state Senate campaign on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
As far as L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn is concerned, Long Beach is a model for solving the county’s homeless crisis.
Culminating a remarkable upset victory by his challenger, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell conceded the sheriff’s race Monday to Alex Villanueva after the latest tally showed Villanueva with an insurmountable lead of more than 125,800 votes.
This month's edition of Beer & Politics will pit two sides of the recent Belmont Shore march or patrol about homeless people against each other.
With supporters gathered at his modest East Los Angeles campaign headquarters, retired Sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva watched as the most recent election returns late Friday afternoon put him 57,810 votes ahead of Sheriff Jim McDonnell.
Tuesday, Nov. 20, is known as International Transgender Day of Remembrance, and Long Beach officials are planning a commemoration at Harvey Milk Promenade Park downtown.
Retired Sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva significantly expanded his lead against Sheriff Jim McDonnell by 22,192 votes based on the latest tallies released by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder late Tuesday afternoon Nov. 13.
With Long Beach City College a two-hour bus ride away for some North Long Beach students, the area’s representatives in the City Council and LBCC are hoping to bring a higher education center closer to home.
Incumbent Janet Nguyen appears to have won re-election to state Senate District 34, having 53.5 percent of votes with all the precincts in Orange and Los Angeles counties reporting.
A retired sheriff’s lieutenant who was significantly outranked and outspent by incumbent Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell pulled ahead early Wednesday to take a slim lead in a potentially stunning upset.
Democrat Harley Rouda led Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher early Wednesday in the race to represent Orange County’s coastal 48th Congressional District.
Nestled in the back of the apartment complex — surrounded by a playground filled with shouting, running and laughing children — sits the North Pointe Apartment Homes community center. Most of youngsters were elementary to middle school students, but they were involved in something much more …
Last week, the Metro board of directors approved a plan to offer free rides on all its buses and trains on election day next Tuesday.
Long Beach hotels and motels will be required to provide workers with “panic buttons” whether Measure WW passes or not on Nov. 6.
Nearly 200 protesters gathered at the front of the Cal State Long Beach University Student Union Tuesday evening to oppose an event with conservative organization Turning Point USA.
Long Beach Councilwoman Suzie Price said in a Facebook post this week that she will vote against a city charter amendment that would change elected officials’ term limits, according to LB4D, the Long Beach 4th District blog.
Taking advantage of a rare night off from City Council meetings, City Clerk Monique De La Garza and the Los Angeles County Clerk will host a forum next Tuesday to talk about new voter initiatives in the Southland.
Long Beach City Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez filed a complaint last May against Vice Mayor Dee Andrews alleging a hostile work environment because of what Gonzalez interpreted as a threat he made against her, FORTHE Media reported on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Last week, the Fair Political Practices Commission notified the city that they had closed all cases against the city in regards to the June 5 Measure M election.
According to the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education, 20 million college students were eligible to vote in the 2014 mid-term election, but only 18 percent showed up.
A judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court signed an agreement on Wednesday, Sept. 5, between Long Beach and the residents it took to court over their ballot arguments against two of the city’s four proposed charter amendments.
Long Beach is taking a group of its residents to court over ballot arguments they wrote against two of the city’s proposed charter amendments, which will be on the November ballot.
After the passage of the Measure M in June, opponents filed a sworn complaint with the Fair Political Practices Commission claiming that the city and specific council members had violated campaign laws by promoting the ballot initiative with public funds.
Prompted at least in part by the Long Beach City Council putting four Charter amendments on the November general election ballot, two grassroots Political Action Committees (PACs) have begun growing.
Last Monday, more than 100 people gathered in north Long Beach to call for more city money dedicated to children and youth in Long Beach.