The Grunion

Nine U.S. congressional representatives have issued a public rebuke of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California over its lack of transparency in a move to hire former Carson Mayor Albert Robles as the district’s new general manager.

Thousands of people turned out in Los Angeles and elsewhere in Southern California on Saturday to cheer, dance, wave flags and blast car horns in celebration of Joe Biden’s election victory.

True to their name, many of 2020’s early voters showed up to voting centers before they even opened on Saturday, Oct. 24, the first day of in-person balloting in Los Angeles County.

For the last 25 years or so, the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has had its own Political Action Committee (PAC) to raise money and endorse candidates and propositions.

At least two local elections coming up in Long Beach on Nov. 3 have been impacted by what appears to be impersonations of candidates and current officials seeking to influence the campaigns. The impersonations, according to City Prosecutor Doug Haubert, are likely illegal.

The Long Beach College Promise, the future of virtual learning and the role of police on campus were just some of the topics discussed during a Wednesday evening, Oct. 14, debate among the three candidates vying to represent Area 4 on the Long Beach Community College District board.

Two candidates vying to represent Area 2 on the Long Beach Unified School District board, Erik Miller and Tonia Reyes Uranga, faced off in a live-streamed debate Monday evening, Oct. 12, where they discussed equity, finances, the achievement gap and more.

Voters in Long Beach’s Sixth District have a decision to make in the Nov. 3 elections: Keep Dee Andrews as their representative on the City Council, or choose Cal State Los Angeles adjunct professor Suely Saro to fill the seat.

Candidates hoping to represent Long Beach’s Eighth District shared their plans on a variety of local issues, including how they would address homelessness, police reform and economic recovery in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, in a Thursday, Oct. 8 debate.

The new owners of Cindy Allen’s former business, ETA Advertising, have sued the Long Beach City Council candidate, arguing she misled them and breached the terms of their contract when she sold the business.

Someone stole a flag hanging at the Long Beach Police Department’s headquarters over the weekend, then replaced it with another bearing the name “Trump” and the words “Make America Great Again,” officials said Sunday, Oct. 4.

Voters will decide if Long Beach increases its oil tax to fund racial equity programs. The city’s Measure US is on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election.

Cindy Allen, a candidate for Long Beach City Council’s Second District seat, has filed multiple legal complaints against her opponent Robert Fox’s campaign, including allegations of stalking, surveillance and illegal background checks — all of which Fox has denied.

The Los Cerritos Neighborhood Association (LCNA) in north Long Beach will sponsor an online candidate forum on Sept. 30, a week before mail-in ballots start arriving to people's homes.

Approval of Long Beach's Measure A sales tax extension initiative had trailed from release of the first results on the March 3 election to the seventh update on Tuesday, March 24.

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