Graphics by Baaktash Sorkhabi.
On February 20, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Above: a child stands in front of the Jenni Rivera mural in Long Beach. Photo courtesy of the California-Mexico Center.
As of Monday, more than 600 people across at ...On February 14, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison.
2016 has become an incredibly good year for the Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) in terms of the violence its officers engage, as new data ...On February 13, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Brian Addison has won his share of awards and accolades for his outstanding work as a journalist and editor of the Long Beach Post and Longbeachize. But his ...On February 7, 2017 / By Damien Newton
There is no way around it: the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), an 1,172-mile underground oil pipeline set to stretch its way from North Dakota to Southern Illinois, is ...On January 27, 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
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
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
Photo by Brian Addison. Graphics courtesy of Mapping Police Violence
As 2016 comes near an end, so will the data collected by Mapping Police Violence (MPV), a group ...On December 1, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Baktaash Sorkhabi and Brian Addison.
You can’t help but admire what the kids at City Fabrick are trying to do.
When charged by the Knight Foundation with ...On November 3, 2016 / By Brian Addison
So a few things…
There is a question that is the bane of every politician and activist: how do we get people to vote and vote without feeling apathetic?
It’s actually hard to ...On October 27, 2016 / By Brian Addison
What’s your best idea to help your city succeed? The Knight Cities Challenge opens today calling on innovators of all types in Long Beach to answer this question.
Now ...On October 10, 2016 / By Brian Addison
In the most recent data released through Apartment List’s annual report this month, Long Beach’s rent isn’t just increasing—it’s skyrocketing.
The results? An exorbitant 10.8% increase in rents ...On July 21, 2016 / By Brian Addison