Civic Center City

On March 10, 2017, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

This article was originally published March 2, 2017 in Random Lengths News

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

These days, driving along Ocean Boulevard in downtown Long Beach is quite a distracting adventure.

Head west toward San Pedro and your eyes will unavoidably wander toward a wall of blue-covered fences surrounding City Hall and the Main Library. Turn right on Magnolia, heading north and you might catch a glimpse of a gigantic hole where the Superior Court once stood. Park and walk to either of the government buildings and you might experience a bit of claustrophobia as you pedal through the maze of fences.

This traffic trek — in the middle of the rush hour — is an expected facelift to the center of Long Beach civic engagement buildings and recreation areas.

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Measure A Measures Up

On June 6, 2016, in News, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor

Spare some change, fix a few leaks and save for a rainy, or do without and pay later? That’s what Long Beach residents will be asked this coming primary

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Garcia Talks Economics

On January 22, 2016, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor
Speaking to a full house at the Terrace Theatre Mayor Robert Garcia focused on successes in economic development in his state of the city address Jan. 13
He noted that the city received $4 billion to repurpose the Boeing C-17 site and retrain workers and that Virgin Galactic, Mercedes-Benz USA and Shimadzu Instruments have recently found a home in Long Beach.
“Aerospace is alive and well in Long Beach!” Garcia said. “I am confident that Long Beach—the birthplace of the commercial aircraft industry—is becoming a center of commercial space industry.

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Garcia Gets on the Path to City Hall

On April 22, 2014, in Uncategorized, by Zamná Ávila

Robert GarciaBy Assistant Editor Zamná Ávila
The real story in the Long  Beach elections might be turnout.
“In Afghanistan last weekend 58 percent of the electorate turned out to vote under threat of death by the Taliban,” said Signal Hill political consultant Jeffrey Adler. “Here, less than 15 percent turned out to select the mayor and the council … and no one’s life was being threatened.”
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Long Beach Shifts in Leadership

On April 4, 2014, in News, by Zamná Ávila

RLn_Cover_04-03-14 (1)By Zamná Ávila, Assistant Editor
“Actually, I have two secret weapons: One, I’m No. 1 on the ballot and two, I’m changing my name to Gerrie Schipske-Lowenthal,”  quipped District 5 Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske, during a recent mayoral candidate forum. “Someone asked the other day … how I was going to do it. By marriage, so….”
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