Long Beach's City Council held a farewell party Tuesday for First District Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez, who is on her way to Sacramento, and least part-time, as the next state Senator from the 33rd District.
Contrary to what many people might think, the city did not sign a 45-year lease for Community Hospital, nor did it promise to spend $25 million on a seismic retrofit of the building.
There were more than a few unhappy Long Beach residents over the last few weeks. You could almost hear the collective "What?!?" as they opened their city utility bills.
In June, 3,000 Californians will meet at the state’s Democratic Party Convention in San Francisco to shape the California Democratic Party’s platform, policies, endorsements, and leadership in the run-up to the 2020 elections.
Thanks to the vagaries of the Grunion publication schedule, I'm writing this column before Tuesday's election results are in, and you are reading it after everyone knows who won what, and why.
Recently I’ve noticed an uptick in news stories criticizing U.S. higher education. While we must commit to continuous improvement, I thought I’d give my perspective on some of the criticisms I find unfounded and especially untrue about The Beach.
At this week's City Council meeting Rex Richardson championed using a bond issue "or some other revenue source" to get more money to address lack of housing, particularly for homeless people.
While the City Council — and most of east Long Beach — is wrestling with the fate of Community Hospital, the Planning Commission today (Thursday) will tackle a more insidious, pervasive issue.
Mayor Robert Garcia's push to tweak Long Beach's term limit law through a proposed Charter amendment is just the latest in a pretty long line of tweaks. City Auditor Laura Doud partnered with Garcia to propose five amendments to take to the residents for a vote.
There are plenty of people today whose favorite pastime is bashing the government — local, state, national — and they certainly wouldn't think of lending a helping hand.
Long Beach voters will decide next Tuesday whether to change the City Charter to allow money to be transferred from city-owned utilities to its general fund based on the utilities' revenue.
Long Beach's City Council won't even consider allowing the sale of marijuana for recreational use for another two months, but a cannabis education program rolled out last week.