Tag Archives: City of Gardena

Gardena residents 2 Urban Girls needs your help!

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What’s the plan?  Gardena residents have a huge task ahead of them.  With the city’s best mayor, no longer on the dais, residents will have to choose a new leader for their growing city.   The current administration has focused most redevelopment on the city’s south end, without much thought given to the north side.  2 […]

Paul Tanaka speaks exclusively with the Urban Girl

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City of Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka was defeated in his bid to become the next Sheriff of Los Angeles County, after receiving 25% of the vote.  Although Tanaka has been elected consistently by the residents of Gardena, since 1999, Angelenos instead chose to elect Jim McDonnell, the current police chief in the City of Long […]

Larry Elder speaks with Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka (audio)

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Friend of the 2UrbanGirls blog, Larry Elder, speaks with Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka.  Larry Elder is a native of South Los Angeles having attended Crenshaw High School and is a proud Libertarian.

Seeking Community Input: Paul Tanaka Campaign

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With the L.A. County Sheriff Election Day a short 65 days away on November 4th and absentee ballots going out October 6th, 2UrbanGirls has enjoyed unprecedented access to the Paul Tanaka campaign.  We have been able to interview him on his background, his rise to Mayor in the City of Gardena and we have touched […]


Paul Tanaka on the #KDAYCommunity Show

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Paul Tanaka was a guest on the KDAY Community Show Sunday, August 31, 2014, which airs every Sunday at 6 AM on 93.5 FM.  Paul is currently the Mayor of the City of Gardena and is a candidate for L.A. County Sheriff.


12th Annual Gardena Jazz Festival was a huge success

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City of Gardena residents and visitors were treated to one of the best artist lineups in the history of the 12th Annual Gardena Jazz Festival.  Headliners Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindy Abair and Elliot Smith, serenaded the crowd with the melodious sounds of their saxophones and band. 

Lunch with Paul Tanaka

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KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze pondered in a recent article of his “What happened to LA Sheriff candidate Paul Tanaka?“.  After reading yet another article discussing the closure of Paul’s campaign office and his failure to return his phone call, I immediately called Paul to arrange meeting over lunch.  He responded immediately and confirmed.  We chose […]


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