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September 1, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Insurance agent Heidi Hoffman still remembers the shock she felt listening to Long Beach Councilman Jerry Shultz openly and deliberately attack the gay community during a City Council speech in June. What was to be a debate over a proposed domestic partnership ordinance turned into what many say was the worst case of verbal gay bashing they had heard in years.
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July 15, 2000
City Councilman Jeffrey A. Kellogg, who is leaving office because of term limits, has stepped down as the chairman and the longest-serving board member of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority. The government agency is responsible for building a new 20-mile rail link between the county's fast-growing ports and transcontinental rail yards near downtown Los Angeles. The estimated cost of the project is $2.4 billion.
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February 6, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach--California's largest city without a member of the Assembly living within its borders--may benefit from the scramble in the South Bay touched off by U.S. Rep. Jane Harman's decision to run for governor. Two members of the Long Beach City Council, Democrat Alan Lowenthal and Republican Doug Drummond, announced Thursday that they are running in the June 2 primary election for the seat held by Assemblyman Steven T. Kuykendall (R-Rancho Palos Verdes).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach, a city dominated for generations by industrial muscle and defense industry grit, is undergoing a make-over with a surprising twist: the sudden embracing of environmental values. The changes are being driven by a new generation of city political leaders who sense a need to attract clean industry and improve tourism, along with growing environmental activism at the grass-roots level.
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February 12, 1993 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach Mayor Ernie Kell, mounting a vigorous defense of the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, led a delegation to the Pentagon on Thursday in an attempt to persuade Navy officials that the facility will be indispensable to the service's future mission and should not be closed. Kell and his four-member delegation told top military officials, including Adm. Frank D.
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February 21, 1997 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sitting behind the desk in his 13th-floor office, City Manager James C. Hankla has a sweeping view of Long Beach's waterfront. It is a view he is proud of, one that bears his personal stamp. As he gazes out the window, the man many consider to be the most powerful person in Long Beach can see the gleaming steel-and-glass Convention Center, the end result of a $100-million gamble that many considered folly but which now is paying big dividends.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1998
The City Council has chosen Long Beach's No. 2 administrator, Henry Taboada, to replace his boss, James C. Hankla, as city manager when Hankla retires at the end of the year. After a nationwide hunt for a new manager, Taboada, 59, won unanimous endorsement from elected officials at a council meeting Tuesday night. He will serve as the city's first Latino city manager, according to city spokesman Greg Davy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2000
City Councilman Jeffrey A. Kellogg, who is leaving office because of term limits, has stepped down as the chairman and the longest-serving board member of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority. The government agency is responsible for building a new 20-mile rail link between the county's fast-growing ports and transcontinental rail yards near downtown Los Angeles. The estimated cost of the project is $2.4 billion.
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November 20, 1996 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a sudden action that keeps alive recent controversies over back-room decision-making, Long Beach officials have pulled the plug on a commercial sports complex proposed for El Dorado Regional Park and are proposing to move it to an industrially contaminated central city location. Supporters of the sports park complex hope the new plan, billed as a compromise, will end a bitterly divisive political fight.
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August 3, 1995
Former Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Joel B. Friedland, charging that officials conspired to force him from his position last year, is suing the city for $10,800 in damages and reinstatement. Friedland filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court last week saying he was coerced into resigning because he wanted to sell two pieces of land to the city's Community Redevelopment Agency.
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February 2, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Henry Taboada, in replacing a legend as city manager in Long Beach, promised that he would be bold and resourceful in finding money for the city. For his first initiative, he picked a doozy. Why not buy out Southern California Edison's nearly 100-year-old monopoly franchise in Long Beach, he suggested, and start a city-sponsored power company? The proposal, unveiled with little notice just before Christmas, has rocked the energy world.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1999
Police have arrested a Long Beach city administrator on charges of possessing child pornography, authorities said. Kelton Reese, 56, manager of the city's community parks program bureau, was arrested Tuesday, Long Beach Police Sgt. Steve Filippini said. He was released on his own recognizance and is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 26, Filippini said. Investigators found that Reese had allegedly stored child pornography on his computer at home, Filippini said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1998
The City Council has chosen Long Beach's No. 2 administrator, Henry Taboada, to replace his boss, James C. Hankla, as city manager when Hankla retires at the end of the year. After a nationwide hunt for a new manager, Taboada, 59, won unanimous endorsement from elected officials at a council meeting Tuesday night. He will serve as the city's first Latino city manager, according to city spokesman Greg Davy.
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July 8, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach City Manager James C. Hankla, who steered the economic revival of the state's fifth-biggest city and gained a reputation as one of California's most powerful municipal administrators, announced Tuesday that he is retiring. Perhaps fittingly, Hankla's announcement came just hours before the City Council, on his recommendation, wrapped up a major deal with the operator of the historic ship Queen Mary for a proposed three-phase, $200-million waterfront development.
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June 4, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a local election that drew state and national interest, Long Beach voters rejected a measure that would have watered down the city's political reform ordinance by eliminating the taxpayer financing of campaigns. Proposition R, opposed by the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the American Assn. of Retired Persons, was defeated 53% to 47% in Tuesday's city election, which was held concurrently with the state election.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1998
Deputy City Manager Joseph Rouzan Jr. has resigned from his Long Beach job to become city manager in Inglewood. Rouzan, who was Long Beach's deputy city manager for seven years, was appointed to his new job by the Inglewood City Council. "For seven years, [Rouzen] has provided a steady voice of reason and good humor during some turbulent times," said Long Beach City Manager James Hankla. "I wish both Joe and the city of Inglewood well."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 24, 1991
Long Beach Mayor Ernie Kell has made two new nominations to the city's powerful Harbor Commission, including a woman who would be the commission's first Latino member. One of the nominees would replace Commissioner George Talin Sr., who is under investigation for possible conflicts of interest stemming from his business dealings with the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 1991
Long Beach city officials Monday assured the president of the local chapter of the National Organization of Women that they are giving rape cases top priority. Officials met at City Hall with chapter President Gerrie Schipske after the local group urged the national organization to remove the city from consideration for NOW's national convention in 1992. The local chapter cited 1990 statistics showing a 23.8% increase in reported rapes in the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1998
Misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence of alcohol have been filed against Christopher Donelon, the 18-year-old son of Councilman Mike Donelon. City Prosecutor John Vander Lans said the charges were filed after the teenager's car allegedly rear-ended another car. The accident occurred at 4:55 p.m. Monday, when the younger Donelon was driving along Atlantic Avenue near 28th Street. His car allegedly ran into the back of a car stopped at a red light, Long Beach police Sgt.
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February 6, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach--California's largest city without a member of the Assembly living within its borders--may benefit from the scramble in the South Bay touched off by U.S. Rep. Jane Harman's decision to run for governor. Two members of the Long Beach City Council, Democrat Alan Lowenthal and Republican Doug Drummond, announced Thursday that they are running in the June 2 primary election for the seat held by Assemblyman Steven T. Kuykendall (R-Rancho Palos Verdes).
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