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President Donald Trump has directed White House officials to take on California’s homelessness crisis, including the encampments that fill many streets in and around Los Angeles, it was reported Tuesday.

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Assemblyman Patrick O'Donnell and Third District Councilwoman Suzie Price are combining forces to host a concert and meet-n-greet Friday, Sept. 6, at Marine Stadium Park.

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Long Beach did not violate state law when it sent mailers to voters last year about its ballot measures, a state agency ruled this week.

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It’s been more than a year since the Long Beach Water Department staked out its position in favor of merging with the city’s Gas and Oil Department — and water commissioners still have their eye on just such a consolidation.

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With two months left before Long Beach's new City Hall is supposed to be complete, Clark Construction workers are starting to put finishing touches on the interior, water is running and heating and air conditioning system tests have been done.

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Racial inequity, the housing crisis and immigrant rights will be among the social issues taking center stage at next month’s People’s State of the City, organizers for the event announced Wednesday, March 27.

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Democrat Lena Gonzalez and Republican Jack Guerrero were first and second atop a big pack of candidates Tuesday night and headed for a runoff in a special election for the California Senate in Long Beach and other cities south of downtown Los Angeles.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.