We should all have been happy when Long Beach sued Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) over the latter’s $1.7B project to expand the 405 Freeway from Route ...On November 15, 2017 / By Brian Addison
NOTE: These are free, open to the public, and will feature some of the most intelligent, knowledgable, and passionate people involved in these fields—but an RSVP is required. ...On November 8, 2017 / By Brian Addison
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Above: a man tries to cover his face while being randomly photographed by Saving San Pedro ...On October 31, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo courtesy of Brandon Richardson/LBBJ.
As a writer, my city is important to me. As a previous outsider, Long Beach welcomed me, my pen, and my not-so-subtle opinions—that’s one ...On October 13, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Built in 1922, Immanuel Place is one of the most elegant buildings in Long Beach, a former church that catches the eye of any passerby as they stroll ...On October 11, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison. Above: a pedestrian overpass above the 22 Freeway entering East Long Beach.
I think it’s time to stop using the word density. It’s not used ...On September 29, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison. Above: former residents of Lincoln Park struggle with their belongings before construction crews move in to build new Civic Center.
I actually respect Harry Saltzgaver, ...On September 25, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Above: Southeast Area Specific Plan as updated by the City of Long Beach.
Well, it’s taken well over a decade but the City finally updated the 40-year-old Southeast Area ...On September 25, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Matt Mesin/SCNG. Above: construction workers work on a new housing development in Irvine.
And the ...On September 21, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo above courtesy of the City of Long Beach. Photo below by Brian Addison. Renderings courtesy of PECP.
We have an extensive series on how the new Long Beach ...On September 19, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison. Graphics courtesy of Vox.
It was a moment that remains frustrating and perpetually present whenever driving on a SoCal freeway.
I was unable to take transit ...On September 19, 2017 / By Brian Addison
The headline from LA Weekly was nothing short of jarring: “L.A. Hate Crime Continues to Surge, but It Has Exploded in Long Beach.”
As a gay man, partnered to a ...On September 8, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Renderings courtesy of Patrick Vogel. Above: a rack that is also a bench. Brilliance courtesy of local architect Jon Glasgow.
Bike racks serve a very simple purpose—and ultimately there’s no ...On August 31, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Above: the new roundabout at 6th and Park.
This, Long Beach, is a really great intersection at 6th and Park, appropriate for the neighborhood its in.
It really wasn’t news ...On August 27, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Altered photos courtesy of LBReport.com and, per their own description, “based on what the proposed maps indicate, but the images below are unofficial, not to scale, not proposed ...On August 16, 2017 / By Brian Addison