Al Austin’s “you’re done” decision is still haunting him, like a heartbeat that grows louder from inside a wall.
In this edition: The city is restricting access to a footbridge in Park Estates, reformers in Long Beach are pursuing pledges, election updates, vague-tweeting and more.
The newest candidate considering a run against Jeannine Pearce is mind-blowing. We also get the bottom of a very Trumpy mailer—and had some fun on social media (what could possibly go wrong, you ask?).
We have lots for you in this edition: A word on whistleblowers, the city’s new style guide, a possible challenger in the 4th District and a liberal wave that may wash away an incumbent or two.
The Backroom explores recent endorsements by one of Dee Andrews’ challengers, the sale of a business that could shift the 2nd District race, and ample sports news.
The mayor of Long Beach is an excellent cheerleader for the city, which made his curt update this week of Queen Mary Island very noticeable. We also have endorsement updates, and an ongoing spat that is giving us a headache.
Police are getting Neighborly with Ring surveillance footage; there’s blood on the Senate floor!; and the latest on the race for the District 1 council seat.
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.”