How Bonnie Lowenthal became champion of the underserved and human rights advocate

Can you name the only woman in Long Beach history who has served on the school board, the City Council, the state Assembly and the Harbor Commission?

If you said Bonnie Lowenthal, you would be right.

And, remarkably, Lowenthal — who has carved out a political career as champion of the underserved and as a human-rights advocate — dropped political science while she was a student at the University of Wisconsin because she thought it was “a boring subject.”

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