The Campaign Trail

Lena Gonzales, field deputy to Long Beach Vice Mayor Robert Garcia, has announced she will seek his 1st District Council seat in the April 2014 election. “Over the last four years, I’ve worked closely with the 1st District community to improve public safety, invest in infrastructure and expand park space,” Gonzalez said. “I’m proud of…

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…

Neutral ground

On Thursday [May 13], I received a mailer from the campaign of Tonia Reyes-Uranga for 7th District City Council listing me as an endorsement. I was surprised and disappointed. I have NOT made any such endorsement. I have, to this point, chosen to remain neutral in the contest between Tonia and James Johnson. After the…

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.…

‘Strong’ Show of Support

About 200 people gathered for the official opening of Chrissy Strong-Marshall Plaza in Somerset Park last Saturday, March 20. Strong-Marshall was a longtime employee of the Long Beach parks department who died after a long battle with cancer. A few months ago, the Long Beach City Council voted to rename Somerset Park in her honor,…