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O’Neill, Saltzgaver To Discuss Book On Former Mayor March 16

Published: March 15, 2011

On Wednesday, March 16, former Mayor Beverly O’Neill and author Harry Saltzgaver will be on hand from 1:30-3 p.m. to discuss their book Passionately Positive: The Beverly O’Neill Story, and her dual careers that helped shape Long Beach for more than three decades. Presented by Osher Lifelong Learning, the event will take place on campus in Room 101 of the Human Services and Design building.

The book traces O’Neill’s life from her childhood in Long Beach through her leadership as both president of Long Beach City College and as a three-term mayor, leading the city through the transformation from Navy town to a vibrant 21st Century coastal city.

The pair will offer insights to O’Neill’s collaborative leadership approach and answer questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing, as well.

It’s the first book for Saltzgaver, who serves as executive editor of Gazette newspapers in Long Beach..

Beverly O'Neill Book Cover