Long Beach mayoral hopeful's ad shows San Diego

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — San Diego is only about 100 miles from Long Beach, and the cities resemble each other in many ways.

But that's small consolation for Long Beach mayoral hopeful Assemblywoman Bonnie Lowenthal, whose campaign managed to put San Diego's skyline on a mailer that went to thousands of potential voters.

The mailer called Lowenthal devoted to "Getting things done for Long Beach" and featured an endorsement from Gov. Jerry Brown. But the backdrop was a photo of the harbor and skyline of San Diego.

Lowenthal told the Los Angeles Times Wednesday that "everyone makes mistakes" and she'd approved a nighttime picture of the correct skyline.

Campaign manager Mike Shimpock told the Long Beach Press-Telegram he took full responsibility for the mistake that came from a mix-up at the printer.