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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.