Candid with candidates

Community advocate Dan Pressburg hosted a candidate brunch at his North Long Beach home last Saturday morning, attracting area voters and media hoping to meet candidates running for local elected offices.

Lowenthal’s ‘homeless hate crime bill’ sent to governor

A divided Assembly on Tuesday sent the governor a bill by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal that would let homeless crime victims use hate-crime statutes to seek justice from their attackers in civil court. The so-called “homeless hate crime bill” was approved on a 50-26 vote, along party lines, with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed.

Reyes-Uranga speaks to Wrigley group as councilwoman for last time

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Tonia Reyes-Uranga spoke one last time as 7th District City Councilwoman at the Wrigley Association monthly meeting at Veterans Park last Monday. Before Reyes-Uranga spoke, Annie Greenfeld, former Wrigley Association president, praised her for all she had done for the Wrigley District during the last eight years. “When we needed…

Johnson unseats Reyes-Uranga for 7th District Council

By Steven Piper Editorial Intern Taking 52.9 percent of the votes, James Johnson won the race for Long Beach’s 7th District, unseating Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga, who was running for her third term as a write-in candidate. The victory marked the end of a campaign that started April 13, 2009. Johnson, who is Long Beach assistant…

Richardson wins District 37 primary election by landslide

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Incumbent United States Congresswoman Laura Richardson won a landslide victory in the June 8 Primary Election. Richardson, who represents the residents of California’s 37th Congressional District, received 19,667 votes, or 67.67 percent of the vote, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s Office. Richardson’s leading opponent, Peter Mathews, came…