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News Release from Candidate Schipske
05/28/2022 - 12:35pm
Attorney Gerrie Schipske has notified the city clerk that independent expenditures are not being reported to candidates as required by City Code Section 2.01.630. Schipske, who is a candidate for city attorney, received a mailer paid by the independent expenditure committee, Neighbors for a Better Long Beach, supposedly in support of her opponent. “The mailer, although poorly designed, calls my...
News Release from Candidate Schipske
05/26/2022 - 1:08pm
Attorney Gerrie Schipske, who is making anti-corruption the centerpiece of her campaign for Long Beach City Attorney, announced that she is proposing a Charter Amendment that would require the City Council to obtain the approval of the electorate for any sale or transfer of city-owned property, including mineral rights attached to the property. It would also require approval of the voters for the...
05/25/2022 - 3:19pm
“The worst disease in the world today is corruption. And there is a cure: Transparency.” Bono On May 16, FBI Agent Brian Adkins filed a criminal complaint with the United District Court for the Central District of California alleging the crime of making false statements to a financial institution against the former Anaheim Chamber of Commerce President, Todd Ament. The complaint was supported by...
News Release from Candidate Schipske
05/24/2022 - 5:58pm
Upon learning that the same political consultant being investigated by the FBI in a criminal corruption case in Orange County has been working and contributing to several elected officials in Long Beach, Attorney Gerrie Schipske, candidate for city attorney issued the following statement: “I call upon the city attorney to immediately begin an investigation into the connection between Long Beach...
05/19/2022 - 5:46pm
On May 8 the Beachcomber reported that Gina Herrera, an attorney working for Best, Best & Krieger (BBK) – the go-to law firm that has received millions in legal contracts awarded by City Attorney Charles Parkin – sent letters to four candidates for Long Beach public office, who if elected could seriously impact the decade-long status quo of governance in Long Beach. The article entitled “City...
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR when the Canada Geese are rounding up their little goslings at El Dorado Regional Park.
05/19/2022 - 5:16pm
05/19/2022 - 5:02pm
Belmont Athletic Club (25 Gift Certificate) Teresa Smith, Christine Elia, Jean Law Belmont Pets & LaunderPet ($25 Gift Certificate) Mary Lopez, Brian Hannon Buonos Pizza ($25 Gift Certificate) Gayle Merrill, Karen Laurence, Rosemary Brinker Ceilo Roth Photography (Free Photo Session) Kathleen Flanagan, Marc Miller, Cheryl Mehlbaugh, Marie Trotter Harbor Breeze Cruises ($25 Gift Certificate)...
05/16/2022 - 8:37am
The Beachcomber analyzed campaign donations made to the individuals running for the office of city auditor. Our findings follow: The Doud Campaign During the period Jan. 1 to April 23, 2022 Laura Doud’s campaign for city auditor received a total of 78 individual monetary contributions totaling $25,800 – 43 (55%) of whom live in Long Beach and 35 (45%) who live in towns and cities as far away as...
City Council Must Now Weigh In
05/11/2022 - 6:08pm
Assembly Bill 481 – a law approved by the governor and signed into law on Sept. 30, 2021 restricts law enforcement purchases and use of military equipment. The intent of the law is to increase transparency, accountability and oversight surrounding the acquisition and use of military equipment by state and local law enforcement, to make public policy for use of the equipment and to obtain approval...
Is Parkin working to preserve City Hall’s status quo?
05/08/2022 - 6:56am
On May 5, around 4:15 p.m. Gina Herrera, an attorney working for Best Best & Krieger (BBK) – the go-to law firm that has received millions in legal contracts awarded by City Attorney Charles Parkin – began hitting the email send button two days prior to mail-in ballots began arriving at the mailboxes of the Long Beach electorate. A Beachcomber investigation has – thus far – established that...

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