Photos by Brian Addison
For me, there’s long been something distinctly special about Summer and Music (SAM).
I once ...On August 7, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo above, from last year’s 720° event, by Brian Addison. Graphic below courtesy of Kaskade.
Quite arguably Long Beach’s ...On June 15, 2017 / By Brian Addison
New research from Harvard shows that increasing minimum wages, despite pundits, only affect one type of business: the ones who don’t do business well.
Minimum wage increases—dubbed living wages ...On May 22, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo above courtesy of Juxtapoz. Rendering below courtesy of the DLBA.
First came the rainbows. Then came the piano keys. Now, more creative crosswalks will invade the streets of ...On March 3, 2017 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison.
As Metro’s Blue Line sits in the middle of its six-year long, $1.2B rehab, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia announced that fare-evasion gates ...On May 26, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Photo by Brian Addison.
The Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) prides itself on working with organizations, citizens and the City of Long Beach on events outside of its own—and ...On March 3, 2016 / By Longbeachize Staff
At first, the announcement that KTown staple Beer Belly would be moving into DTLB—smushed between Rainbow Juices on 3rd and Beachwood’s The Blendery on Long Beach ...On January 27, 2016 / By Brian Addison
Partygoers and families throughout Long Beach rejoice: you can use public transportation free of charge all night thanks to a partnership between the Downtown Long Beach Associates(DLBA) and Long ...On December 10, 2015 / By Longbeachize Staff
Photo by Sean Warner/DLBA.
In its glory days, the intersection of Pine and Ocean in DTLB was bustling. At its peak—which is sadly in the 1920s and 30s—Pine & Ocean ...On September 24, 2015 / By Longbeachize Staff
The city, especially DTLB, can be intimidating. A lot of concrete and a lot of height can make you seem a little too small. This event celebrates bringing ...On July 9, 2015 / By Longbeachize Staff
Photo by Baktaash Sorkhabi.
We had long ago rejoiced about the pseudo-parklet over at At Last Cafe in Alamitos Beach. And before that, the ...On June 22, 2015 / By Longbeachize Staff
Urban guru and pedestrian lover Sean Warner, the Placemaking Manager at the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA), once told us, “If you genuinely don’t care for ...On June 4, 2015 / By Longbeachize Staff
At last year’s Bike Fest in DTLB, outside the epic crit and beer garden and city cross course and the general badass-ness of it all, one ...On April 22, 2015 / By Brian Addison