• Orange County Register
    A cadre of state officials will head to Long Beach on Tuesday, Dec. 10, to review local efforts to encourage participation in the 2020 census. Committees from the state Assembly and the state Senate will meet in the city’s Civic Chambers to publicly discuss outreach plans in Los Angeles and Orange counties. “We are looking forward to ...
  • Press-Telegram
    As Long Beach wraps up its special election for a First District representative, another Election Day looms: March 3, 2020. Voters in four other City Council districts are set to choose their own representatives in the spring, and those living in the Sixth District will have a chance this week to get to know their candidates. The Cambodian ...
  • LAist
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) waves during a presidential forum at the California Democratic Party's convention in Long Beach on Saturday (Chris Carlson/AP) Sure, Iowa and New Hampshire are getting most of the attention these days. But nobody puts California in a corner — particularly now that the solidly blue state moved up its primary to March.
  • Orange County Register
    California Democrats closed their fall convention in Long Beach on Sunday, Nov. 17 by endorsing candidates and adopting a party platform, but not before a spirited floor debate over a platform amendment regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The amendment, supported by Palestinian advocates, fell short on the convention floor. Offered by ...
  • Los Angeles Times
    The main draw for many of the 12 White House hopefuls at the state party gathering was an afternoon forum put on by Univision, but much of the action took place elsewhere at the sprawling Long Beach convention center and at nearby restaurants and bars. Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts, who surprised the Democratic field with his late ...
  • Los Angeles Daily News
    LONG BEACH — The first public steps as a presidential candidate didn’t go smoothly for Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts and the latest figure to join an already crowded field hoping to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 2020. As he walked on stage Saturday, Nov. 16, at the California Democratic Party ...
  • Orange County Register
    Deval Patrick was met with tepid applause and some thumbs down when the former Massachusetts governor took the stage Saturday, Nov. 16, at the California Democratic Party’s 2019 Endorsing Convention in Long Beach for his first public appearance since entering the already crowded presidential field two days earlier. The greeting contrasted ...
  • Orange County Register
    Immigration took center stage Saturday as eight of the Democrats’ top candidates for president in 2020 fielded questions during the Real America presidential forum at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. The sold out-forum, on Nov. 16, was billed as the highlight of the California Democratic Party’s 2019 Endorsing Convention ...
  • Orange County Register
    The initial ripples of a big blue wave — Long Beach’s weekend-long Democratic immersion — were evident around the city on Friday, Nov. 15. Those ripples were expected to turn into a roar on Saturday and Sunday. About 5,000 people are expected to descend on Long Beach this weekend for the California Democratic Party convention, during ...
  • Times of San Diego
    Most of the happenings inside the Long Beach Convention Center — a mix of campaign spectacle and byzantine party deliberations — aren’t likely to mean much for the average Californian. But a few developments may have consequences for the presidential primary and other down-ballot races in the March 3 statewide election. If past ...
  • LAist
    Heads up, LBC: Things are about to get wonky. Around 5,000 California Democrats — Berners, Mayor Pete-stans, the Yang Gang, and members of the #KHive among them — are gathering at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center this weekend for the state party's Fall Endorsing Convention. Presidential candidates are descending on ...
  • Los Angeles Times
    Kamala Harris plans to greet supporters at a historic Long Beach gay bar Friday, and Bernie Sanders will get backing from the East L.A. punk-funk band Ozomatli at a local rally Saturday. Amy Klobuchar met voters at a Bay Area brewery Thursday, and Joe Biden pitched his candidacy to young voters at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.
  • Orange County Register
    Roughly 5,000 political activists — including some who are running for president — are expected to turn out in Long Beach this weekend for the California Democratic Party’s 2019 Fall Endorsing Convention. The event, which will emphasize issues of importance to Latino voters, will take over the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center ...
  • Orange County Register
    It only took 50 years living in Long Beach and 27 years in elective office to unlock one of the city’s biggest honors. Mayor Robert Garcia presented the Key to the City to Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, during the Tuesday, Nov. 5, City Council meeting. “It is an honor to present Congressman Lowenthal with a Key to the City for his ...
  • Press-Telegram
    During last week’s forum hosted by the Press-Telegram and Grunion Gazette for folks vying to fill the Long Beach City Council’s First District seat, candidates touched on a range of topics: climate change, public safety, housing and parking, among others. But readers and audience members submitted dozens more questions — many more than ...
  • Orange County Register
    Segovia’s deportation is stalled – at least for now – “pending further review of his legal rights,” according to a late Wednesday night Facebook post of a Chicago chapter of the League of United Latin American Citizens, or LULAC, which hired a law firm in Texas to help the Long Beach resident. The last time his family heard from him ...
  • Newsday
    State comptroller officials are urging Long Beach City Council members to decide by Friday whether they will rescind a response to draft audit saying city employees have been overpaid $3.1 million. A state draft audit in August said Long Beach did not follow city code and overpaid at least 10 management employees by more than $500,000 in ...
  • Newsday
    A former federal prosecutor hired by Long Beach said in a new report this week that the city issued $3.1 million in "questionable" payments in the past decade to city managers, union employees and members of the police and fire departments. That amount is ...
  • Orange County Register
    A core element of a free and open society is the concept of open records and meetings. In delegating authority to the government, the people “do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good ...
  • Newsday
    Long Beach City Council members will no longer pursue outside counsel to respond to a draft state comptroller’s audit and to recoup overpayments from current and former employees. The resolution originally put forward by City Council president Anissa ...