Communiqué with Rae

Councilwoman Gabelich Column Making a list, checking it twice…the last minute shopping, the wrapping, the menus and, oh yes, the time to reflect on what the season means to me. Thought I would take a break from all of that to wish each and every one of you a very blessed holiday season. This gives…

Communique from Rae

by 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich Thanksgiving 2008!! How is this possible? It seems as if we were just gathering for the 4th of July events and yet here we are in the midst of the holiday season. Okay, let me try to stay in the moment and not rush onto next month without reflecting…

Communiqué from Rae

By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member Recently I took my son to see Wicked at the beautiful Pantages Theatre located on the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine. One of the lines in the play that caught my attention was when the Good Witch Glinda said: “ I am a public official.…

Communiqué from Rae

All aboard!! As First Fridays continues to grow, the opportunity to visit all of the venues is challenging. I tried myself in June, along with the LBTV Channel 8 Heart of the City team, and realized that walking shoes and an early start were necessary. While I was enjoying a weekday lunch with my dear…

Communiqué from Rae

For those of you who missed the final Champ Car race here in Long Beach, it was a great send-off to an organization that worked hard to bring honor, respect and fans to the sport of open wheel racing. Kevin Kalkhoven, the owner of Champ Car and the KV Racing teams (who, by the way…

Communiqué from Rae

By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member Well, spring is definitely in the air! The weather has been fantastic, the flowers around town are beautiful and people are out riding bikes and walking once again. I personally have been making the attempt at “spring cleaning” before I allow myself to enter the garden.…

Communiqué from Rae

By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member I’ve spent the better part of this rainy day doing a bit of early spring cleaning that led me to enjoying numerous photo albums that highlighted my entire life.

Communiqué from Rae

By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member I was thankful to be able to spend this recent Thanksgiving holiday with my family in Palm Desert. Unfortunately, I missed the council meeting where the decision was made to change the allotted time that the public is allowed to address any number of items on…

Communiqué from Rae : Shop for Mom

By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member Although it’s hard to believe we are into the fall season with 90-degree temperatures, it won’t be long before we are hanging holiday decorations and sipping on egg nog. This is a favorite time of year for many of us, but there are families who find…

Communiqué from Rae

By Rae Gabelich, Long Beach 8th District Council Member For those of you who are not away on vacation, I sure hope that you have marked your calendars for this Saturday’s Second Annual Bixby Knolls Dragster Expo & Car Show! The event hours are 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. this year with the grand finale…

Communiqué from Rae

Amidst the hustle and bustle of our urban city lies an outstanding architectural jewel, Rancho Los Cerritos. The rancho was built in 1844. The adobe ranch house and beautiful grounds are rich in the history of Spanish, Mexican and American California and the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings.