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District 2 Council Candidate Cindy Allen – Victim or Perpetrator?
02/19/2020 - 9:01pm
The Beginning On June 7, 2017 the Beachcomber broke a news story surrounding the scandal involving Long Beach councilmember Jeannine Pearce involving drunk driving, domestic violence and the LBPD/city manager cover-up that followed. In addition to the months-long fallout surrounding the scandal, the chatter among those who pay close attention to Long Beach City Hall politics quickly focused upon...
Freelance Photojournalist Diana Lejins captured this image last week in the vacinity of Studebaker Road and Spring Street.
02/13/2020 - 4:14pm
02/13/2020 - 4:08pm
On January 30, 2020, SB 50, a sweeping bill that could have affected much of ELB, approached a state Senate floor vote. As introduced in December 2018, SB 50 by state Senator Scott Wiener (D, San Francisco) proposed to preempt (override) aspects of locally enacted single family home zoning, requiring cities to increase density and allow multi-unit residential buildings in single family...
02/13/2020 - 4:06pm
About 100 people turned out to watch the District 2 city council candidates talk about their personal backgrounds and answer questions during a forum at Mann Elementary School Feb. 3. The event, put on by the Bluff Heights Neighborhood Association and moderated by Gazette Newspapers Executive Editor Harry Saltzgaver, lasted almost two hours and was the third such forum/debate hosted by different...
02/13/2020 - 3:26pm
  For fans of Frank Sinatra knowing of and about impresario Jerry Sharell is a must. Not only is Sharell the longtime host of “Weekends With Sinatra & Sharell” on KJAZZ, 88.1 FM, he’s a musician, song expert and raconteur par excellence. Born in Farrell, Penna., in high school he aspired to be on the basketball team; he didn’t make the cut. With his disappointment obvious to the coach, he was...

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