President Biden will be in Long Beach on Monday to campaign for Gov.Gavin Newsom and urge Californians to vote no in the recall election, the White House announced.
Driving the news: The President's arrives a day before election day, his layover is meant to energize California democrats who seem to be lacking enthusiasm, as compared to Republican voters.
Last week Vice President Kamala Harris visited the Bay area for a campaign event for Newsom to boost voter turnout.
The 2021 California gubernatorial recall election is the fourth in US history, per FiveThirtyEight.
Conservative talk radio host Larry Elder leads among the challengers and is likely to be the next governor if Newsom is recalled.
The recall election like the 2020 presidential election will be vote by mail entirely and would probably last a couple of days to tally in the votes.
By the numbers:
According to a Survey USA poll has found 54% of likely recall-election voters want to keep Newsom as the Governor, compared to 41% who would want to remove him from office.
Nearly 7 million voters have cast their ballots, per CBS News.
The recall election is projected to cost California nearly $300 million, per NYT.
Why it matters:
US Senator Diane Feinstein is in her late 80's; if Newsom were to be recalled and Elder elected to the governorship, Elder says he would replace Feinstein with a Republican and swing the 50-50 Senate to the Republicans, per Fox News.
What difference a year makes:
Last year, Newsom and former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo were seen as future presidential candidates. Now Cuomo is gone, resigning in the aftermath of a sexual harassment scandal and mismanagement of nursing homes during the pandemic. Newsom is facing the biggest threat to his political career over the widely criticized French Laundry incident, his handling of the economic fallout of the pandemic, the proliferation of the homeless population, and the rise of crime.
A car crash has reduced the silvery abstract art piece known as 'the loop' to scrap after a driver lost control over the Labor Day weekend, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) told MTLB.
Out of "The Loop":
The DLBA installed the art piece in 2016 on the former Jergins Trust Building site. It was initially expected to be temporary but endured at the corner of Pine Avenue and Ocean Blvd until the crash.
The single-car crash occurred on Sunday, Sept. 9., at about 11:01 a.m., near Ocean Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
The female adult driver suffered "non-life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision," an LBPD spokesperson told the Modern Times.
Long Beach Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the driver to a nearby hospital.
Police say the driver was heading east on Ocean Boulevard when she lost control of her car and crashed into "a bus stop, trash can, parking meter, scooters, and a palm tree."
The palm tree would crash onto "The Loop," breaking the abstract art.No other injuries were reported, and the investigation is ongoing.
DLBA told the Modern Times they are looking for "funding from Distrct 2"
Officials say a 23-year-old Long Beach man died after losing control of his motorcycle Sunday.
The Long Beach Police Department says a 2013 Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by a 23-year-old male resident, lost control while traveling north on Pacific Avenue.
The motorcyclist would go on to hit the curb, "causing the driver to become separated from the motorcycle," ending with the motorcycle crashing into a Ford Mustang.
Officers performed life-saving measures until LBFD arrived and transported the motorcyclist to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
The driver of the Mustang cooperated with the investigation and was released from the scene.
Police say they don't know if the motorcyclist was impaired at the time, but "speed is being investigated as a possible factor in the collision."