Sitting around a table, sharing food, my friend Candice Estrada—her family from Ensenada—was talking about some idiosyncrasy of her family life when one line particularly stood out: “We ...On September 28, 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
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 by Brian Addison. Above: homeless encampments line the Los Angeles River north of DTLB. Graphics courtesy of CALmatters.
Note: some charts are animated.
Nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism venture ...On September 12, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison. Above: construction of luxury housing looms over DTLB.
Just last year, Vancouver was believed to be the city with the most overwhelming bubble of overpriced ...On August 22, 2017 / By Brian Addison
In the most recent data released through Apartment List’s annual report this month, Long Beach’s rent continued to rise—though not quite at the same level as ...On August 20, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Rendering courtesy of City of Long Beach.
It is one of the more ...On August 15, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison. Above: an underpass along the LA River houses one of the largest camp sites for those experiencing homelessness.
One time, too tired to bike home, ...On August 9, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo courtesy of Russell Bynum. Above: homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River Trail in Orange County.
Orange County resident Russell Bynum is pissed off.
Not sad. Not frustrated. Not concerned.
You ...On July 27, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison. Above: individuals experiencing homelessness line the LA River at the PCH overpass in Long Beach.
DeVaughn [last name redacted] has been living in her car ...On July 26, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Yup: the largest city in North America took one of the biggest policy-driven steps ever made by eliminating parking minimums on development projects, freeing up red-tape-bound costs ...On July 21, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Above: an example of a granny flat built-out in a backyard.
I had talked about granny flats one year ago this month, noting a set of bills being ...On July 7, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photos by Brian Addison.
On any given night throughout Los Angeles County, 55,188 ...On June 19, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Long Beach Needs This is a series that addresses two things: Long Beach’s infamous “Manhattanitis,” where our people tend to stick to all-things-Long-Beach while rarely stepping ...On June 10, 2017 / By Brian Addison