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Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

Low voter turnout marks LB election; changes in store

April 16th, 2010 · No Comments · News, Politics

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 […]

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SH Council requires employee contributions to retirement and healthcare costs

April 9th, 2010 · No Comments · Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer On Tuesday night, with uncharacteristically somber faces, the five members of the Signal Hill City Council voted unanimously to unilaterally impose a contract on city employees that freezes salaries and requires them to pay a portion of their retirement pension and retirement healthcare costs. About 30 city employees attended the […]

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Shannon v. Reeves forum focuses on track records, philosophies

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Community, News, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The two seasoned lawyers argued politely over which one of them was the best choice for Long Beach City Attorney. Incumbent Bob Shannon pointed to his 12 successful years in the office, while challenger Tom Reeves, who is currently the Long Beach City Prosecutor, insisted he could do a better […]

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The Campaign Trail

March 12th, 2010 · No Comments · The Campaign Trail

Delegates from the Los Angeles County Democratic Central Committee voted to endorse Tonia Reyes-Uranga for re-election to the Long Beach City Council at a special meeting March 4.   The recommendation of the Assembly District delegations representing the 54th and 55th state assembly districts is the first step for candidates seeking the endorsement of the […]

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Seventh District council candidates battle it out at Puka Bar

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments · Community, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer The race for the 7th District seat of the Long Beach City Council landed in an unusual place Monday night: the South Pacific-style Puka Bar on West Willow Road. Sponsored by the Long Beach Press Club and moderated by Press Telegram reporter Paul Eakins, the forum allowed the four candidates– […]

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