Text messages among councilmembers were flying like fists in the hallway at North Shore High School over the weekend.
We got our eager hands on a survey of 2nd District voters—and it doesn’t look good for the incumbent, Jeannine Pearce.
The spat underway at LBCC has everything: religion, politics, accusations of conflict of interest, bullying, name-calling and even a reference to “public flogging.”
Sources tell us Long Beach’s ambitious mayor, Robert Garcia has made clear that the California Democratic Convention in November is go off without any problems—especially with local unions.
The Backroom has a few additional rules to suggest that might actually help shorten the length of council meetings.
In this issue we also chat with the city’s most boring politician, and reveal another name that has cropped up in the crowded pool of District 2 candidates.
The grand opening of the new Civic Center included the inevitable series of showtunes, with one singer doing a little speechifying between verses. What could possibly go wrong? Let’s find out!
Mayor Robert Garcia grabbed a knife, held on to the hands of past mayors Beverly O’Neill and Tom Clark, swatted the hands away, and then, well, murdered a cake.
Things went haywire on social media this week. We also have some fact-checking, updates on the Council District 2 and 1 races, and the ONE thing we’d like to take from the old City Hall.
Our phone has been buzzing with anonymous sources this week, most of them well-connected, wanting to dish tidbits about the topic du jour: the District 2 council race in March.