The Grunion

Long Beach's City Council let it be known Tuesday night that they think they should have a say in how the city responds to the coronavirus pandemic.

Suzie Price has gained a reputation for being on the go 24/7 — Orange County deputy district attorney, mother of two school-aged boys, small business owner with her husband Mark — and the Third District City Council woman.

How many times have you watched a performance on television and thought to yourself, "I can do that"?

A peaceful transition of power has always been a hallmark of the United States of America — in nearly 250 years, there has yet to be a military coup and our elections have been, on the whole, scandal-free.

The good news is the Fiscal 2020 budget is balanced — it must be balanced by law — without anyone losing a job or any programs being cut.

A couple of weeks ago, the Long Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation conducted a meeting primarily to get an update on a three-year-long study of potential changes to the Long Beach breakwater.

If you were paying attention in 2016, and particularly in 2017, the announcement Monday that city leaders will ask voters to extend a 1 percent sales tax hike came as no surprise.

This is the story of how a westside Long Beach neighborhood got a desperately needed park, and how some skilled bureaucratic maneuvering is keeping it a park in perpetuity.

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.

Barring some unforeseen legal challenge or a mass change of heart, the City Council will pass a new Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance next week.

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.

There's been a bit of a flap recently about the city destroying some records, both in city departments and in some City Council offices.

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.

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