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For anyone that’s missed it, after month’s of planning and a week of social media fun, yesterday marked the re-launch of LongBeachize, a popular source for news and views on the Long Beach Transportation scene. LongBeachize ceased publication in March of 2012 before yesterday’s re-launch.

While Brian Addison, the Long Beach writer for Streetsblog Los Angeles (SBLA), will be doing the bulk of the writing, he will continue to work with me and the rest of the Southern California Streets Initiative (SCSI), the non-profit publication that co-publishes SBLA and publishes Santa Monica Next. Contributions will also come from an advisory board that includes Antonio Cruz, Kayte Deioma, Michelle Molina, Baktaash Sorkhabi, and Brian Ulaszewski.

Sorkhabi’s name is familiar to long-time LongBeachize readers. He and Stephanie Libanti were the original editors.

If you want to help celebrate the re-launch, give us a follow on Twitter, a like on Facebook, or consider making a donation or “subscribing” today.

In the last 24 hours, LongBeachize has published three stories:

Mayoral Candidates Chime In on Bicycling – Brian Addison

Before we go down this gopher hole that is the Long Beach mayoral race, let’s get one thing cleared: can we please, for the love of all things diplo-wheeled, not use the term “CicLBia” for the maybe-could-happen Long Beach ciclovía? I know mayoral hopefuls Doug Otto and Vice Mayor Robert Garcia are a fan of the term, but it is an all-too-close reference to female anatomy minus one letter (and despite what other vowel you insert between the L and B, the resemblance still remains).

The Man Determined to Connect Downtown to the Water: Sean Warner by Brian Addison

“Bringing more parking downtown doesn’t bring people downtown,” Warner said. “It’s people on the streets that attract more people. And people, especially in Southern California, are beginning to realize this.”

Welcome to the New LongBeachize – by Damien Newton

“But the intention is for LongBeachize to provide coverage about what makes this city unique, including but not limited to bike culture, Long Beach Transit, the Ports and Airport, skateboarding and freeway removals.  With the recent adoption of the updated Mobility Element of the Long Beach General Plan and upcoming updates of the Housing, Land-use and Urban Design Elements, there should be significant changes to the city’s urban fabric.”

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L.A. Press Club Honors Sahra Sulaiman, Brian Addison, and Streetsblog L.A.

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At last night’s 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards, the L.A. Press Club honored the Streetsblog L.A. family with three of its prestigious awards. Streetsblog L.A. is a project of the Southern California Streets Initiative, which also runs LongBeachIze, Santa Monica Next, and now Streetsblog California. Last night’s honors included: Best News Feature (Online) went […]

1st LongBeachize Happy Hour at the Blind Donkey

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Longbeachize is over a month and a half away from the one year anniversary of its re-launch last year. To celebrate, we have a fun new partnership with New Belgian Brewing and The Blind Donkey at 149 Linden Avenue to bring a series of happy hours for Longbeachize readers. The first will be on 11/17 […]

Long Beach’s First Ever Beach Streets Ciclovía – Open Thread

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How was your Beach Streets? Long Beach, the aspirational most bike-friendly city in America and demonstrably the most bike-friendly city in L.A. County, has joined the ranks of cities hosting open streets festivals or ciclovías. Long Beach’s first ever Beach Streets was full of camaraderie, chillness, and community. For a photo essay, see our sister site […]

Today’s Headlines

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Long Beach Groups Win SCIG Railyard Lawsuit Over Port Air Impacts (LB Press Telegram, KPCC) …SBLA And LongBeachIze Played Role In Getting Word Out On SCIG Metro Planning Student Transit Pass Launch By August 2016 (Move L.A.) Public Weighing In On Eastside Gold Line Extenstion Plans This Week (KPCC) Carnage: Two Dead In Pasadena Car […]

Long Beach Mayoral Candidates Forum on Livability

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Longbeachize will be hosting the Livable Streets Mayoral Forum at the Art Theatre on February 25 at 7PM. This forum will be a chance for the top contenders for mayor to discuss everything from how they would increase transportation options to improving air quality to bicycle rights. Essentially, it is a forum to discuss how they plan […]