I flew to Mexico thrice in 2016 alone. My Dude’s family is based in Jalos, Jalisco and the need to visit given his mom’s ailing health becomes more and ...On January 26, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison.
Make no mistake, Long Beach: homelessness isn’t just an issue relegated to a handful of our parks. It is a countywide, statewide, and nationwide issue.
While ...On January 25, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Graphics courtesy of Baktaash Sorkhabi/City Fabrick.
Out of 4,500 applicants vying for money from the Knight Foundation through its Knight Cities Challenge, only 144 were awarded, five of which ...On January 19, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo above: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is seen speaking in front of 25,000 civil rights marchers at the conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery march in front of ...On January 16, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Our ongoing series, Long Beach Lost, was launched to examine buildings and places that have either been demolished, are set to be demolished, or are in motion to possibly ...On January 12, 2017 / By Brian Addison
It’s frightening when the wealthy hijack the narratives of the good. And they did so brilliantly in 2016 and will continue to do so this year.
When I walked into ...On January 10, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison.
The election of Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia to the Los Angeles Metro Board is huge news—and not just for urbanerds and transit geeks; this is ...On January 5, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Our ongoing series, Long Beach Lost, was launched to examine buildings and places that have either been demolished, are set to be demolished, or are in motion to possibly ...On December 31, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Illustration by Brian Addison.
2016 marked a definitive point for not just Longbeachize but the entire country: marred by political divisions that resulted in one of the most contentious presidential elections ...On December 28, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Goodbye, expanded polystyrene foam—or as the planet knows you: styrofoam.
Last night, with slight opposition from Councilmembers Stacey Mungo, Suzie Price, and Daryl Supernaw pushing for even stricter conditions, ...On December 21, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Photo courtesy of the Anti-Defamation League. Edited by Brian Addison.On December 20, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Photo above by Brian Addison. Photo below courtesy of Terri Henry.
When it comes to homelessness in Long Beach, like anywhere else, it is a complicated beast where ...On December 19, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Photo above courtesy of the Long Beach Police Officer Association. Photos below by Brian Addison.
Uttering “Black lives matter” is actually controversial—so controversial, in fact, that appropriated forms ensued: ...On December 16, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Additional reporting by Baktaash Sorkhabi. Photo by Cathleen Miller.
This is Part I of a two-part series. Part I explores the context of the situation in Oakland while Part ...On December 14, 2016 / By Brian Addison