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    By Dianne Anderson For as much as can be expected in the midterms, voters seem energized in the biggest election in Long Beach since 2014, with the Mayor’s race probably drawing the most attention. And as most political pundits agree, all politics is local. Two current council members are running for Mayor, three council seats ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Having scaled the Primary hurdles, the top two vote-getter candidates are now facing off against their challengers in the next leg of their run toward the November General Election. Vice Mayor Rex Richardson — Mayor of Long Beach For Vice Mayor Rex Richardson, his primary win speaks to the spirit of unity ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Al Austin is contending for the shiny new 69th Assembly District seat where he is preparing to tackle many of the same old issues that plague most other cities across the nation – affordable housing, an exploding homeless population, and rising crime. If that’s not enough, add health and mental health to ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Break out of the quarantine doldrums for a full day “Rhythm in Black” celebration featuring top local talent, deeper discussions with Black Lives Matter, resources in the COVID continuum, and exhibits on the past, present and future of racial justice. On Friday, February 5, the community is invited to virtually gather for ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Advocates and leaders came together last week to brainstorm longstanding problems in the Black community, and hear a panel discussion that delved deeper into what Black leadership means. For years, Dr. Alex Norman has compiled mounds of research across health, welfare, jobs, education, and the social justice system. He said the outlook ...