The number of candidates vying to represent Central Long Beach’s Sixth District has grown to four.
Mayor Robert Garcia wasted no time in filling the seat on the Harbor Commission vacated Tuesday by Lori Ann Guzmán, announcing Friday he is nominating Steven Neal for the post.
The field of candidates hoping to fill Long Beach’s First District City Council seat in the Nov. 5 special election has grown to eight.
The controversial project to slim down Broadway to add a protected bike lane has spurred one longtime neighborhood leader to run for the City Council — and sue Long Beach.
Former Long Beach Councilwoman Tonia Reyes Uranga on Thursday, June 13, announced she will run for a school board seat in 2020.
Long Beach’s southwest First District is now without a voting City Council member, as Lena Gonzalez vacated her seat on the panel and was sworn into the state Senate Wednesday, June 12.
The election for the state Senate’s 33rd District has come and gone — and now its results will trigger another day at the ballot box for some Long Beach voters.
Two longtime Long Beach Unified School District Board members — Felton Williams and Jon Meyer — have announced they will step down next year.
Democrat Lena Gonzalez defeated Republican Jack Guerrero Tuesday in a special election to choose a new state senator to represent communities along the 710 Freeway in southeast Los Angeles County.
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.
Long Beach City Councilwoman Jeannine Pearce will face a challenger for her seat when her first term draws to a close next year.
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.
Two candidates for the 33rd California State Senate seat, Lena Gonzalez and Jack Guerrero, have committed to a debate Monday, May 6, starting at 7 p.m. at Veterans Park in Long Beach.
Warnings of a white nationalist rally at Bluff Park on April 28 have spread through Long Beach in neighborhood fliers and social media posts for the past few weeks — though it’s unclear whether the event is still on.
A Cambodian refugee who came to America and got a doctorate degree, Suely Saro, will challenge Dee Andrews for the Sixth District City Council seat.
As activists from throughout Long Beach poured into the historic 1914 First Congregational Church on Wednesday, April 10, they sought to make a little history of their own.
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.
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.
Longtime local civil rights advocate and Cal State Long Beach alumnus Naomi Rainey-Pierson will be awarded an honorary degree by the school at a commencement ceremony in May.
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.