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April 20, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neill's big win in last Tuesday's election was a clear tribute to her political skills, and although one of City Hall's biggest critics won a seat on the council, it appears the city's direction may not change. Even so, Councilman-elect Ray Grabinski, at the center of some of the city's most controversial fights when he served on the council from 1986 to 1994, is expected to make the kind of waves that haven't been seen in City Hall for several years. Jeff Adler, a political consultant who managed Grabinski's opponent, predicted that dissatisfied neighborhood and business groups "will coalesce" around Grabinski.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1998 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach Mayor Beverly O'Neill's big win in last Tuesday's election was a clear tribute to her political skills, and although one of City Hall's biggest critics won a seat on the council, it appears the city's direction may not change. Even so, Councilman-elect Ray Grabinski, at the center of some of the city's most controversial fights when he served on the council from 1986 to 1994, is expected to make the kind of waves that haven't been seen in City Hall for several years. Jeff Adler, a political consultant who managed Grabinski's opponent, predicted that dissatisfied neighborhood and business groups "will coalesce" around Grabinski.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1991
The new chairman of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission--the entity charged with implementing a Southern California transportation network over the next 30 years--is Long Beach City Councilman Ray Grabinski. In succeeding Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman as LACTC chairman for this year, Grabinski promised to include potential users of the proposed 300-mile METRO system in decision-making.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1994 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a city many see as at a crossroads, the Long Beach mayoral runoff has offered voters a clear-cut choice between a tough-talking veteran of local political wars and a refined academic making her debut as a candidate. The race, one of a handful of municipal contests in the county on Tuesday's ballot, pits Long Beach City Councilman Ray Grabinski against former Long Beach City College President Beverly O'Neill.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1991
On behalf of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the people of Los Angeles County, we want to thank Rep. Glenn Anderson (D-San Pedro) for 50 years of outstanding public service to our community and this nation. As we learned of Anderson's decision not to seek reelection (Dec. 9), we wanted to take this opportunity to again acknowledge his outstanding legislative leadership on behalf of the Los Angeles Metro system. Our appreciation of Congressman Anderson's years of leadership is evidenced by the plaque recognizing his work on behalf of federal funding for Metro Rail in our Metro Center station.
NEWS
April 24, 1986
A pair of politically active organizations--Long Beach Area Citizens Involved and the Downtown Long Beach Associates--have endorsed City Council candidates for the June 3 general election. Also, two candidates who failed to qualify for the runoff election have made endorsements: William Burford said he will support Ray Grabinski instead of Councilwoman Eunice Sato in District 7, while E. W. (Bud) Huber Jr. is backing Councilwoman Jan Hall over Jim Serles in District 3.
NEWS
November 13, 1986 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
After an emotional debate--punctuated by a finger-pointing confrontation between councilmen Wallace Edgerton and Thomas Clark--a divided City Council on Tuesday backed away from involving itself directly in the redevelopment process. The council, breaking hastily to attend a Veterans Day ceremony, let die a motion by Councilman Warren Harwood to study ways to make the Redevelopment Agency board more accountable to the council. But Harwood insisted later that the issue is not dead.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 1994 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a city many see as at a crossroads, the Long Beach mayoral runoff has offered voters a clear-cut choice between a tough-talking veteran of local political wars and a refined academic making her debut as a candidate. The race, one of a handful of municipal contests in the county on Tuesday's ballot, pits Long Beach City Councilman Ray Grabinski against former Long Beach City College President Beverly O'Neill.
NEWS
July 17, 1986 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
The message crackled from the telephone answering machine at Ernie Kell's home Monday evening. "Tom Clark tells me he has five votes. Where did you go wrong?" Kell, though cautious and pragmatic, allowed himself a little smile. That an old friend, Ken Sobieski, would say such a thing, even in jest, reaffirmed what Kell already knew: He had the five City Council votes necessary for a second two-year term as the titular head of the nation's 37th largest city.
NEWS
September 28, 1986 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
The subject of the closed-door City Council session was John E. Dever, and the volume increased as the meeting wore on. "You could have heard the yelling on the next floor," one council member recalled. City Manager Dever is widely regarded as the catalyst for Long Beach's remarkable economic recovery and an innovative star in his profession--the president, in fact, of the 7,500-member International City Management Assn.
NEWS
April 14, 1994 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach voters ushered in a new era on Tuesday, soundly rejecting two-term Mayor Ernie Kell and setting up a runoff for his seat between a political newcomer and a City Hall insider. Beverly O'Neill, the former president of Long Beach City College, led all 13 mayoral candidates in her first bid for public office. But O'Neill fell far short of the 50%-plus-one-vote mark needed to win the race outright. She faces the second-place finisher, City Councilman Ray Grabinski in a June 7 runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1991
On behalf of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission and the people of Los Angeles County, we want to thank Rep. Glenn Anderson (D-San Pedro) for 50 years of outstanding public service to our community and this nation. As we learned of Anderson's decision not to seek reelection (Dec. 9), we wanted to take this opportunity to again acknowledge his outstanding legislative leadership on behalf of the Los Angeles Metro system. Our appreciation of Congressman Anderson's years of leadership is evidenced by the plaque recognizing his work on behalf of federal funding for Metro Rail in our Metro Center station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 1991
The new chairman of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission--the entity charged with implementing a Southern California transportation network over the next 30 years--is Long Beach City Councilman Ray Grabinski. In succeeding Los Angeles County Supervisor Ed Edelman as LACTC chairman for this year, Grabinski promised to include potential users of the proposed 300-mile METRO system in decision-making.
NEWS
November 13, 1986 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
After an emotional debate--punctuated by a finger-pointing confrontation between councilmen Wallace Edgerton and Thomas Clark--a divided City Council on Tuesday backed away from involving itself directly in the redevelopment process. The council, breaking hastily to attend a Veterans Day ceremony, let die a motion by Councilman Warren Harwood to study ways to make the Redevelopment Agency board more accountable to the council. But Harwood insisted later that the issue is not dead.
NEWS
September 28, 1986 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
The subject of the closed-door City Council session was John E. Dever, and the volume increased as the meeting wore on. "You could have heard the yelling on the next floor," one council member recalled. City Manager Dever is widely regarded as the catalyst for Long Beach's remarkable economic recovery and an innovative star in his profession--the president, in fact, of the 7,500-member International City Management Assn.
NEWS
July 17, 1986 | DARYL KELLEY, Times Staff Writer
The message crackled from the telephone answering machine at Ernie Kell's home Monday evening. "Tom Clark tells me he has five votes. Where did you go wrong?" Kell, though cautious and pragmatic, allowed himself a little smile. That an old friend, Ken Sobieski, would say such a thing, even in jest, reaffirmed what Kell already knew: He had the five City Council votes necessary for a second two-year term as the titular head of the nation's 37th largest city.
NEWS
April 14, 1994 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Long Beach voters ushered in a new era on Tuesday, soundly rejecting two-term Mayor Ernie Kell and setting up a runoff for his seat between a political newcomer and a City Hall insider. Beverly O'Neill, the former president of Long Beach City College, led all 13 mayoral candidates in her first bid for public office. But O'Neill fell far short of the 50%-plus-one-vote mark needed to win the race outright. She faces the second-place finisher, City Councilman Ray Grabinski in a June 7 runoff.
NEWS
October 2, 1986
On Oct. 23, a City Council committee will discuss a developer's plans to build a hazardous-waste plant just across the city border in Wilmington. The $10-million plant proposed by BKK Corp. of Torrance has drawn objections from Long Beach residents. The proposed site of the plant is in an industrial area north of Anaheim Street. BKK officials have been invited to appear at the 7 p.m. meeting scheduled before the council's Public Safety Committee, which is chaired by Councilman Ray Grabinski.
NEWS
April 24, 1986
A pair of politically active organizations--Long Beach Area Citizens Involved and the Downtown Long Beach Associates--have endorsed City Council candidates for the June 3 general election. Also, two candidates who failed to qualify for the runoff election have made endorsements: William Burford said he will support Ray Grabinski instead of Councilwoman Eunice Sato in District 7, while E. W. (Bud) Huber Jr. is backing Councilwoman Jan Hall over Jim Serles in District 3.
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