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Local Democrats reelected; three of four measures pass

November 5, 2010

Filed under News, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer While voters in most parts of the United States rejected many Democrats in office, politicians in that party fared much better in California in the November 2 election, and three local Democra...

Martha Flores-Gibson cites economic crisis as her reason for seeking State Assembly’s 54th District representation

October 29, 2010

Filed under News, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Republican Martha Flores-Gibson hopes to replace incumbent Bonnie Lowenthal as representative for California's 54th Assembly District. Flores-Gibson said the state's ongoing economic crisis is...

Bonnie Lowenthal says her track record qualifies her to continue serving 54th Assembly District

October 29, 2010

Filed under News, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Incumbent Democrat Bonnie Lowenthal is running for reelection as the California Assembly 54th District representative. “Our state is in a crisis," she said. “I believe I have delivered for...

As 55th District Assemblymember, Furutani keeps career/technical education as top priority

October 29, 2010

Filed under Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Democrat Warren Furutani is the incumbent Assemblymember for the state's 55th District. He hopes to be reelected to his second full term in that office. “I am running to finish the business I h...

Hoping to unseat Furutani for Assembly’s 55th District, Salabaj pushes for education reform

October 29, 2010

Filed under News, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Republican Christopher Salabaj believes it's time to change things in Sacramento, and he hopes the voters send him there to do so. Salabaj is running against incumbent Democrat Warren Furuta...

Topics of welfare, corruption and defense characterize 37th District seat forum

October 22, 2010

Filed under News, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer About 200 people attended the California 37th Congressional District candidates forum at the community center of Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Long Beach last Saturday. Read More &ra...

Richardson, Dibs face off at CSULB candidate forum

October 15, 2010

Filed under News, Politics

By Nick Diamantides Staff Writer Many university students don't have the time to attend a candidates forum, which often means that they feel alienated from the political process. Read More »...

Air Quality Management District honors Foster for his work with cleaning air

October 8, 2010

Filed under Environment, Politics

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster received the South Coast Air Quality Management District's (SCAQMD) S. Roy Wilson Memorial Award for Leadership in Government during the organization's 22nd Annual Clean Air Awards last Friday.  Read More »...

Candid with candidates

September 24, 2010

Filed under Politics

Community advocate Dan Pressburg hosted a candidate brunch at his North Long Beach home last Saturday morning, attracting area voters and media hoping to meet candidates running for local elected offices. Read More »...

Lowenthal’s ‘homeless hate crime bill’ sent to governor

August 27, 2010

Filed under News, Politics

A divided Assembly on Tuesday sent the governor a bill by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal that would let homeless crime victims use hate-crime statutes to seek justice from their attackers in civil court. The so-called “homeless...

Obama, Congress enact Education Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act

August 13, 2010

Filed under Employment, News, Politics

President Obama signed a bill Tuesday that is expected to save 300,000 jobs nationwide, including 161,000 teaching jobs, as well as preserve nearly $2 billion in federal assistance for Medi-Cal for six months. Read More »...

Brown subpoenas City of Bell for records on excessive public official salaries

August 3, 2010

Filed under News, Politics

Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. subpoenaed hundreds of employment, salary, and contract records from the City of Bell and its top officials as part of an investigation to determine whether civil or criminal action should...

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