Carl Kemp is a well-known government affairs expert and lobbyist in Long Beach. He's been around city hall a long time, so it's no surprise that when councilwoman Gerrie Schipske (subject of a recent OC Weekly cover story) announced she was vacating her seat earlier this year, Kemp threw his name in ... More >>
For years I've heard stories from my father about the clackety-wooden roller coaster they used to have at The Pike in Long Beach during the Depression, when it was billed as the largest and fastest ride of its kind in the U.S. The dual-track Cyclone Racer, which was suspended by pilings over the wat ... More >>
Long Beach City Councilwoman and our May 16 Pride Issue cover girl Gerrie Schipske was honored at a White House ceremony this morning as a "Champions of Change" due to her openness. No, not openness in the sense of being, as Dave Wielenga's story put it, "Long Beach's federally certified, duly sworn ... More >>
The councilwoman stands on the cusp of making that title a reality. But getting there hasn't been easy
The seaside city reinvents itself (again) by hitching its civic reputation to cycling culture
UPDATE, MARCH 21, 4:10 P.M.: The doomed twin-engine plane pilot who died in Wednesday morning's Long Beach Airport crash has been identified as Kenneth Earl Cruz.The 43-year-old Culver City resident worked for Rainbow Air of Long Beach, had been a commercial pilot since 2003 an ... More >>
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Rosie the Riveter Festival
Democrats leave Gerrie Schipske to battle Rohrabacher alone
On the Mideast controversy, Georgia Democrat Cynthia McKinney and our own Dana Rohrabacher are virtually identical. So whyd the media roast McKinney and let Dana walk?
Congressman Dana Rohrabachers absolutely crazy, quite possibly illegal back-channel chats with the villains of Sept. 11
Former Gov. still strikes fear in Latinos