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June 2, 1994 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two candidates are waging spirited campaigns to become the first Latinos elected to the Long Beach City Council. Jenny Oropeza is the favorite in her council race, and Tonia Reyes Uranga has built up the largest campaign war chest of any council candidate in Tuesday's elections. Oropeza, 36, gave up her seat on the Long Beach School Board to run for the council.
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April 22, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The section of the 710 freeway in Long Beach would be designated as the Senator Jenny Oropeza Memorial Freeway under a resolution introduced Monday by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Oropeza served in the state Senate from 2000 to 2006 and chaired the Senate Majority Caucus. She was the first Latina to serve as a member of the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education and the Long Beach City Council. She died in 2010. "Sen. Oropeza has deep roots serving the people of Long Beach and surrounding communities," Lara said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2001 | DALONDO MOULTRIE
Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach) has been named chairwoman of the Assembly Select Committee on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, officials said Monday. The committee was formed by Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) to evaluate the efficiency of the MTA, Oropeza said. The committee will investigate all aspects of the agency, "from the scope of responsibility to the governance structure," she added.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The crowd was sparse at a recent candidates forum, and only half of those running in Tuesday's special election to fill a South Bay state Senate seat showed up. But that didn't seem to bother political hopeful Mark Lipman, who enthusiastically outlined his plan for getting the state out of its budget deficit. "I'm a veteran and I've been homeless," Lipman, who is from Los Angeles, told the audience at Century Villages, a housing complex in Long Beach whose residents include formerly homeless families and veterans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2007 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
Assemblywoman Laura Richardson pulled ahead of her closest Democratic rival, state Sen. Jenny Oropeza, and was leading a field crowded with 16 other candidates in early returns from Tuesday's special primary election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald. But because neither Richardson or Oropeza would receive 50% of the vote, the top Democratic vote-getter would face a runoff against the other parties' top candidates Aug. 21.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO -- The section of the 710 freeway in Long Beach would be designated as the Senator Jenny Oropeza Memorial Freeway under a resolution introduced Monday by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens). Oropeza served in the state Senate from 2000 to 2006 and chaired the Senate Majority Caucus. She was the first Latina to serve as a member of the Long Beach Unified School District Board of Education and the Long Beach City Council. She died in 2010. "Sen. Oropeza has deep roots serving the people of Long Beach and surrounding communities," Lara said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Jenny Oropeza, a Democratic state senator whose battle with cancer five years ago drove her to sponsor laws protecting public health and the environment, died Wednesday evening at a hospital in her hometown of Long Beach. She was 53. Oropeza had been declared cancer-free in 2005 but had been under treatment since May for a blood clot in her abdomen that kept her from traveling to Sacramento to attend legislative sessions. On Wednesday afternoon she was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital because she was having difficulty breathing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2010 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The governor can't call a special election until at least early December, but the field to replace the late state Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D- Long Beach) is forming. Termed-out Assemblyman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) appears to have jumped to the advantage when two other Democratic elected officials backed away from their stated interest in running and promptly endorsed him. But another contender ? Hollywood producer Brian Quintana, who unsuccessfully took on Sen. Barbara Boxer in June's Democratic primary ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1994 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two candidates are making a strong effort to become the first Latinos elected to the Long Beach City Council, while an incumbent who drew criticism for anti-gay remarks last year is facing a serious challenge. In the 1st District, Jenny Oropeza, the first Latino elected to the Long Beach school board, is waging a well-financed effort to achieve a similar feat on the council. The district, which includes downtown neighborhoods, was redrawn nearly four years ago to create a Latino majority.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The crowd was sparse at a recent candidates forum, and only half of those running in Tuesday's special election to fill a South Bay state Senate seat showed up. But that didn't seem to bother political hopeful Mark Lipman, who enthusiastically outlined his plan for getting the state out of its budget deficit. "I'm a veteran and I've been homeless," Lipman, who is from Los Angeles, told the audience at Century Villages, a housing complex in Long Beach whose residents include formerly homeless families and veterans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 26, 2010 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
The governor can't call a special election until at least early December, but the field to replace the late state Sen. Jenny Oropeza (D- Long Beach) is forming. Termed-out Assemblyman Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) appears to have jumped to the advantage when two other Democratic elected officials backed away from their stated interest in running and promptly endorsed him. But another contender ? Hollywood producer Brian Quintana, who unsuccessfully took on Sen. Barbara Boxer in June's Democratic primary ?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 2010 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Jenny Oropeza, a Democratic state senator whose battle with cancer five years ago drove her to sponsor laws protecting public health and the environment, died Wednesday evening at a hospital in her hometown of Long Beach. She was 53. Oropeza had been declared cancer-free in 2005 but had been under treatment since May for a blood clot in her abdomen that kept her from traveling to Sacramento to attend legislative sessions. On Wednesday afternoon she was taken to Long Beach Memorial Hospital because she was having difficulty breathing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2007 | John L. Mitchell, Times Staff Writer
Assemblywoman Laura Richardson pulled ahead of her closest Democratic rival, state Sen. Jenny Oropeza, and was leading a field crowded with 16 other candidates in early returns from Tuesday's special primary election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald. But because neither Richardson or Oropeza would receive 50% of the vote, the top Democratic vote-getter would face a runoff against the other parties' top candidates Aug. 21.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 2001 | DALONDO MOULTRIE
Assemblywoman Jenny Oropeza (D-Long Beach) has been named chairwoman of the Assembly Select Committee on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, officials said Monday. The committee was formed by Assembly Speaker Bob Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) to evaluate the efficiency of the MTA, Oropeza said. The committee will investigate all aspects of the agency, "from the scope of responsibility to the governance structure," she added.
NEWS
July 14, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past few weeks, city officials, pundits and amateur prognosticators around Long Beach City Hall have been engaging in an age-old ritual that marks an imminent change in government: trying to figure out which way the political wind is blowing. With a new mayor and three new council members coming aboard next week--the largest influx of new blood at the top in 40 years--the Long Beach City Council figures to have not just a new cast of characters but a new collective personality.
NEWS
June 2, 1994 | JOHN POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two candidates are waging spirited campaigns to become the first Latinos elected to the Long Beach City Council. Jenny Oropeza is the favorite in her council race, and Tonia Reyes Uranga has built up the largest campaign war chest of any council candidate in Tuesday's elections. Oropeza, 36, gave up her seat on the Long Beach School Board to run for the council.
NEWS
July 14, 1994 | EDMUND NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the past few weeks, city officials, pundits and amateur prognosticators around Long Beach City Hall have been engaging in an age-old ritual that marks an imminent change in government: trying to figure out which way the political wind is blowing. With a new mayor and three new council members coming aboard next week--the largest influx of new blood at the top in 40 years--the Long Beach City Council figures to have not just a new cast of characters but a new collective personality.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 1994 | EMILY ADAMS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two candidates are making a strong effort to become the first Latinos elected to the Long Beach City Council, while an incumbent who drew criticism for anti-gay remarks last year is facing a serious challenge. In the 1st District, Jenny Oropeza, the first Latino elected to the Long Beach school board, is waging a well-financed effort to achieve a similar feat on the council. The district, which includes downtown neighborhoods, was redrawn nearly four years ago to create a Latino majority.
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