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Long Beach School Board candidates Mary Stanton and Jeff Price will debate Monday, March 8 at 7pm at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Ave. Stanton currently represents the first school board district and Price is challenging for the seat. The debate is sponsored by the Long Beach Council PTA and will be moderated by Alan…

Government privacy breach affects nearly 50,000

Submitted by the office of Bonnie Lowenthal During an Assembly floor session on Tuesday, February 16, Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal gathered her colleagues’ signatures in a letter demanding that the Department of Health Care Services offer more help to thousands of older adults whose credit was put at risk when state health officials printed Social Security…

The Campaign Trail

Long Beach City Prosecutor candidate Doug Haubert has earned the endorsement of the Long Beach Police Officers Association. “The Long Beach Police Officers Association endorses Prosecutor Doug Haubert for Long Beach City Prosecutor because he is tough on crime, experienced, and the most qualified candidate for the position,” said Steve James, president of the Long…

Mayor Foster describes lessons learned from ‘Great Recession,’ how it shaped LB’s character

Photo by Andy Witherspoon By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster was definitely upbeat in his “State of the City” speech Tuesday night, but he warned that the ongoing economic recession will continue to negatively impact the city’s revenues for the next several years. Foster spoke to a crowd of about 1,200…

The Campaign Trail

The Write-In Val Lerch 2010 committee will have a campaign fundraiser at Phil Trani’s restaurant, 3490 Long Beach Blvd., on Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. More at (562) 884-2759 and writeinvallerch.com. Long Beach City Attorney Robert Shannon, who is seeking re-election in April, has secured support from: Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley;…

Elected officials turn out to discuss economy, bailout over coffee

With Assemblyman Warren Furutani at the left, Congresswoman Laura Richardson chats with constituents at It’s A Grind during Saturday morning’s Coffee and Conversation event. By Dan Pressburg NLBCentral.com Following on the heels of the Bixby Knolls Strollers, an overflow crowd estimated at 100 people jammed It’s A Grind at 4245 Atlantic Avenue last Saturday morning…

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch?

The Long Beach Branch NAACP had its general membership meeting March 15 at McBride Center, where the organization celebrated the recognition of 2009 NAACP Women of the Year Stella Davis and Alice Robinson. Davis and Robinson were honored for the endeavors of their program Feeding at the Park, during which, out of their own pockets,…

Feinstein’s office seeking students to work as interns

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Los Angeles office is looking for highly motivated college students for internship positions for the winter, spring, and summer sessions. Interns support the field representatives and staff assistants in drafting memos to the senator, scheduling or attending meetings with staff, handling constituent letters, conducting background research, making phone calls, processing document requests,…

Communique from Rae Gabelich

Politics! Finances! Should We? What If? Thank God it will be a piece of our history within the next three weeks. Then we will live with our choices, our decisions. And hopefully we will be able to say we did our best to understand the outcome of each of our selected positions. I just finished…