Gerrie Schipske was born into a Long Beach that is often idealized, but amid the architectural icons were major obstacles for most minorities---including women, especially lesbians. On the cusp of Long Beach elections on April 8, this encore of a 2013 OC Weekly cover story tells how a longshot arrived at the brink of becoming Mayor.
Although Gerrie Schipske became Long Beach's first openly gay elected official in 1992, she has rarely referenced the subject ... until now, when we asked the 5th district's City Council representative about it---two months into her campaign to be the next Mayor of Long Beach.
Steve Horn, whose long record of consensus-building leadership in the Greater Long Beach area extended from academia to the halls of congress, died today at his home from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 79. Horn was married for 57 years to Nini Moore Horn. They have two children, Marcia Horn and Steve Horn, Jr., […]
How the condom actually ended up in the French onion soup isn’t clear, although speculation is that the soup was troubled and desperately seeking love. Claim Jumper is expected to leave the agreed-to dollar amount on the plaintiff's bedside table, along with a faint promise to “call you soon.”