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Dunn and Garcia face off in runoff for Long Beach mayor
Dunn and Garcia face off in runoff for Long Beach mayor

It's been decades since anyone could credibly refer to Long Beach by its once proudly held moniker, "Iowa by the Sea." The city earned the nickname in the early 1900s, when waves of Midwesterners flocked to its sun-soaked shore and thousands turned out for its annual Iowa picnic. In 1960, Long Beach was 95% white and mostly middle-class. Today, more Latinos live in Long Beach than whites, the city hosts one of the nation's largest annual gay pride parades, and it is home to the largest Cambodian American community in the nation, according to census data. But as Long Beach voters prepare to go to the polls Tuesday, they'll also confront another major...

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