Councilmember Robert Garcia

©2010 Bob Foster
Harvey Milk Promenade Park Groundbreaking Ceremony


Mayor Foster joined Councilmember Robert Garcia, Stuart Milk of the Harvey Milk Foundation and several others at the Harvey Milk Promenade Park groundbreaking ceremony. 

The Harvey Milk Promenade Park is the first park in America to be named after the late Harvey Milk, and the first park in the City of Long Beach named after an LGBT leader.

Harvey Milk became the first openly gay person to be elected to office in California, and the first gay male elected official in American history, who brought mainstream attention and support to the LGBT movement with his courage and commitment to social justice.


Mayor Foster, Stuart Milk and Councilmember Garcia cut a cake in honor of Harvey Milk's birthday.


Mayor Foster with Stuart Milk, Harvey Milk's nephew and representative of the Harvey Milk Foundation.


Nine members of the local LGBT community were also recognized and will be inducted at the Harvey Milk Promenade Park.

©2010 Bob Foster
Follow the Mayor: Fresh & Easy Grand Opening

Fresh & Easy opened two new stores in Long Beach today at Atlantic Ave./33rd Ave. and Long Beach Blvd./5th St. 

To help celebrate the Fresh & Easy grand openings, Long Beach neighbors to nominate local nonprofits C.A.R.E. Program at St. Mary Medical Center and For The Child  to recieve $1,000 donation at the grand opening from Fresh & Easy. 

Councilmember James Johnson attended the Bixby Knolls Fresh & Easy ribbon cutting while Mayor Foster and Councilmember Robert Garcia attended the Downtown Long Beach ceremony.

Top photo (left to right): Councilmember Robert Garcia, Fresh & Easy store manager Shaun O’Donnell, Mayor Foster and Fresh & Easy vice president and general counsel Mary Kasper.

Fresh & Easy will be giving money to local Long Beach schools through their Shop for Schools program. Mayor Foster, Shaun O'Donnell, Councilmember Garcia and Mary Kasper take a photo with students from the New City School.

(Left to right): C.A.R.E. Program Client Service Manager Robert Stohr, Mayor Foster, Fresh & Easy Shaun O'Donnell and Councilmember Garcia.

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