|Mark Bixby via his facebook page|
March 16, 2011
Long Beach, CA
Long Beach community leaders are in a state of shock this afternoon when it was learned that the victims in today's horrific plane crash include some of the most beloved and prominent people who make Long Beach such a special place.
Local media outlets The Long Beach Gazette and Long Beach Post and Councilman Gary De Long are now confirming that among those killed today include Mark Bixby, Jeff Berger, and Tom Dean.
Community leader Mike Jensen is the person who was pulled from the wreckage and has been transported to a local hospital where he is in serious condition.
Dean and Burger were local developers with the well known firm of LCW Partners.
Mark Bixby was a prominent Long Beach community leader who served as president of Long Beach Rotary and was involved in several community organizations. Bixby also worked at Pacific Retail Partners as a broker. He is part of the iconic "Bixby Family" here in Long Beach. He was an avid bike rider and a leading advocate for bike safety lanes throughout the LB community. I am in shock about these incredible men who were taken from us this morning.
Dean and Berger were the principals of Studebaker Properties, LLC. Their company was in the headlines over and that company purchased 175 acres of the Los Cerritos Wetlands in 2008 from the Bixby Ranch Co.
Mike JENSEN SURVIVES
This afternoon I hope everyone can keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Jensen runs and owns the firms Long Beach office. He is a graduate from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance in 1984. He worked at CB Richard Ellis from 1984 to 1997 as a Retail Property Specialist.
|Mike Jensen from his Facebook Page.|
Mike is from Long Beach with his wife, Diane, and three daughters Addie, Gioia, and Janna. Mike was also involved with the Rotary Club of Long Beach, BBL Forum, Bay Shore Community Church, Long Beach Blast, and the Aquarium of the Pacific.
More details as they emerge.