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“It makes no sense to turn our suburbs into city ...On February 15, 2018 / By Brian Addison
Rendering courtesy of Mental Health America, Los Angeles.
I’ll never forget the day when, in October of 2012, Long Beach resident Joe Sopo stood in front of the City ...On November 27, 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
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
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
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
Photo by Brian Addison.
We’ve long discussed the issues with parking. Over and over. (Even one former NIMBY councilmember wanted to subsidize student parking because students were overflowing ...On May 18, 2017 / By Brian Addison
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
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
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
We already lamented the Riverwalk Residential Development Project (Riverwalk) when plans were first announced in April of 2015.
When we first looked at the proposed Riverwalk set for ...On November 7, 2016 / By Brian Addison