WHAT TH–?? SUPERNAW RETURNS TO GREATER LONG BEACH RADIO TONIGHTBy Greater Long Beach
City Council candidate Daryl Supernaw makes his second appearance of the year on Greater Long Beach Radio with Dave Wielenga tonight–connect to KBEACH.org at 7 p.m.—but he’ll face the same opening question he got three months ago: What the hell just happened?
Back on January 11, Supernaw’s first-ever political campaign—a homemade creation grounded in his lifetime as a resident and activist in Long Beach’s 4th district—had just been badly mangled in a collision with the mean machinery of big politics. He barely knew—or could hardly believe—what hit him.
But today, Supernaw is fresh off a victory in the April 10 primary, qualifying for a June 5 runoff against 4th district incumbent Patrick O’Donnell in a three-way photo finish that required recounts to validate. Supernaw received 1,218 votes (33.46 percent), while O’Donnell had 1,205 votes (33.1 percent) and retired Long Beach police officer John Watkins had 1,166 votes (32.03 percent).
In the program’s second segment, Maureen Neeley of the not-for-profit Long Beach Heritage group and GreaterLongBeach.com contributor/architecture aficionado Theo Douglas will examine the impending demolition of another Long Beach landmark—the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School.
The distinctive Streamline Moderne structure has been sitting at 1574 Linden Ave. since 1935, when it was constructed according to the design of noted Long Beach architect George Kahrs. The Long Beach Unified School District intends to completely raze the 77-year-old school and replace it with a group of contemporary buildings funded with $38,700,000 from Measure K bonds.
Greater Long Beach Radio with Dave Wielenga is a co-production of GreaterLongBeach.com and the Internet radio station at Cal State Long Beach, KBEACH.org. It goes live for one hour every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Thereafter, the program can be accessed at GreaterLongBeach.com, whether by podcast or a connection to the KBEACH.org archives.