The Campaign Trail

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster has announced his endorsement of James Johnson for Long Beach City Council, 7th District. “James Johnson has the experience and leadership we need on the Long Beach City Council,” Foster said. “I know James will always put the neighborhoods of the 7th District first and get right to work on…

Reyes-Uranga seeking third term as 7th District City Councilwoman

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The June 8 election is only three-and-one-half weeks away, and incumbent 7th District City Councilwoman Tonia Reyes-Uranga hopes the voters will elect her to a third term in office. “I am running for re-election so that I can make sure our district receives its fair share of resources,” she said.…

The Campaign Trail

Former 7th District Council candidate Jill Hill has announced her endorsement of James Johnson for that seat. “As a longtime Wrigley resident, I have worked tirelessly for many years to improve our community and move Long Beach forward,” Hill said. “My priorities of putting neighborhoods first, giving attention to jobs and businesses, and wanting to…

Signal Hill City Council: Just vote no on Proposition 16

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer In a unanimous vote during its May 4 meeting, the Signal Hill City Council adopted a resolution expressing its opposition to Proposition 16, which will appear on the ballot in the statewide June election. “Proposition 16, sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG & E) would amend the state…

Low voter turnout marks LB election; changes in store

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Only 34,976 of Long Beach’s 238,294 bothered to vote in the city’s primary nominating election on Tuesday, April 13. Of those who voted, 15,269 went to the polls and 19,707 mailed in their ballots. The two groups combined totaled 14.7 percent voter participation. That small minority of voters picked most…

New candidate joins race as write-in for 7th District

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Just when it seemed as if most of the election campaigning was done, a new write-in candidate threw his hat into the ring. On March 29– 16 days before the April 13 Long Beach Primary Election– Fernando Bernabe filed papers with the city clerk’s office to run as a candidate…

LB candidates present their cases at NAACP forum

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer With Long Beach’s April 13 primary election for city offices looming on the horizon, candidates are busy trying to get every vote possible. Ten of those candidates showed up last Sunday at a forum sponsored by the Long Beach branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People…

Ed Wilson becomes Signal Hill’s new mayor

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The Signal Hill City Hall Council Chamber had a capacity crowd Tuesday night as well-wishers came to see Councilman Ed Wilson appointed as the city’s new mayor. Annually, at the second meeting in March, the Signal Hill City Council reorganizes itself by selecting a new mayor and vice mayor. By…