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Fatal car crash victim was potential Long Beach mayoral candidate
Fatal car crash victim was potential Long Beach mayoral candidate

A 65-year-old man killed in a Terminal Island car crash over the weekend was a potential Long Beach mayoral candidate and member of the local Occupy movement. Eugene B. Gendel was killed last Saturday when his vehicle rear-ended a big rig not far from the eastern end of the Vincent Thomas Bridge at Terminal Island, according to authorities. On Tuesday, Sharon Cotrell, a member of Occupy Long Beach, posted a notice on the group’s Facebook page about the death of Gendel, whom they knew as “Sonny Pencr.” The statement included a link to an obituary published in the Press-Telegram and a statement from Woodbury University in Burbank, where he taught economics. ...

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