In a move most likely sparked by the possible demolition of the Koffee Pot building at 4th & Alamitos as well as the famous (though not ...On February 5, 2014 / By Brian Addison
After nearly a quarter of a century in operation, Los Angeles County’s oldest and most popular light-rail line—Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)’s Blue Line—will see a six-year, $1.2B overhaul.
The ...On January 29, 2014 / By Brian Addison
For anyone who rides Long Beach Transit (LBT), there is one glaring admission that supersedes the fact that we have a transit system which caters to some 28 ...On January 21, 2014 / By Brian Addison
For many, Vault 350’s lack of life at 4th and Pine Avenue is noticed on the daily by downtowners and music lovers alike. We’re talking about a place ...On January 17, 2014 / By Brian Addison
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Mayor Bob Foster, in his final stretch as Keeper, gave his final State of the City address to hundreds last night. Though addressing the Port ...On January 15, 2014 / By Brian Addison
Allan Crawford had expected to be Long Beach’s (interim) mobility coordinator for three months—and that three months turned into three years.
Crawford was approached to take on the job ...On January 3, 2014 / By Brian Addison
2013 is about to end and that means two things: for peppermint (much like pumpkin in October) to be put on everything—Peppermint protein shakes? Why not?—and for publications ...On December 23, 2013 / By Brian Addison
Like sand through the hourglass…
In an attempt to create some form of damage control, BYD Motors brought on a crisis management lawyer by the name of ...On December 17, 2013 / By Brian Addison
The BYD Motors drama is quickly becoming the novela of the transit community in Southern California, as the bus manufacturer—via Long Beach Transit (LBT)’s Rolando Cruz—is expected to delay the ...On December 14, 2013 / By Brian Addison
Here’s the thing with the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), the private organization that has taken upon itself to do things that the City can’t or just won’t: ...On December 10, 2013 / By Brian Addison