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Garcia takes office in Long Beach, becomes city’s first gay, Latino mayor

| Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Robert Garcia
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Robert Garcia took office as the 28th mayor of Long Beach, Calif. on Tuesday, making him both the first openly gay person and first Latino ever to serve as the Southern California city's chief executive. California Attorney General Kamala Harris read Garcia his oath in a public ceremony.

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Long Beach, Calif., elects city’s first openly gay, Latino mayor

MATT INGOGLIA | | Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Robert Garcia
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Residents of Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday elected Robert Garcia their next mayor, making him the city's first openly gay and Latino chief executive. Garcia will replace Mayor Bob Foster, who has held the position since 2006 when he takes office on July 15th.

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Former Marine arrested in hate crime attack at Long Beach gay bar

| Thursday, April 11, 2013
John K. O'
LONG BEACH, Calif. — A former Marine accused in the beating of a man outside a Long Beach gay bar will be extradited from Illinois to face felony hate crime charges.

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Police investigate alleged gay bashing by four Marines outside Long Beach bar

| Wednesday, September 5, 2012
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Police in Long Beach, Calif., are investigating an assault involving four U.S. Marine Corps' personnel who allegedly attacked a film student from San Dimas, Calif., and beat him unconscious outside the Silver Fox, a popular gay-patronized establishment.

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Police in Long Beach, Calif., investigate increase in anti-gay attacks

| Thursday, August 4, 2011
Police in Long Beach are investigating a rash of anti-gay assaults in the city's LGBTQ neighborhood enclave known as "the Broadway Corridor," according to Long Beach police officials.

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