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.
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.
November 13, 1986 |
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 |
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.
September 28, 1986 |
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.
July 17, 1986 |
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.