Five-Unit Affordable Housing Complex for Adults with Disabilities to Open in Long BeachBy Brian Addison | | No Comments
In Long Beach, on Redondo Avenue between First Street and Broadway, a parcel has been converted to a five-unit affordable housing complex specifically for adults with developmental disabilities
The pleasant surprises (and many frustrations) with Metro’s temporary shuttles as Blue Line closure beginsBy Brian Addison | | No Comments
Metro's "New Blue" rehabilitation has temporarily closed the lower end of the Blue Line. Replacement buses are making the Long Beach to L.A. an exhaustingly long trek.
Long Beach Post Maps Pedestrian CrashesBy Brian Addison | | No Comments
This story originally appeared on LongBeachize at the Long Beach Post. To read the original post, or work with the interactive map, click here. Over the past five and a half years, there have been almost 2,000 times when someone walking through Long Beach was hit by a car, motorcycle, bicycle or other type of vehicle. There were 1,982 […]
Long Beach Architects Partner with Religious Leaders to Convert Church Properties into Bridge HousingBy Brian Addison | | No Comments
Collaborating with the Long Beach firm Studio One Eleven, the unexpected partnership is examining hundreds of church properties throughout the county and looking into how these properties could act as bridge housing for the homeless.
Motion Seeks to Ease Tensions Over 710 Expansion by Focusing on Displacement Elimination, Community EnhancementsBy Brian Addison | | 6 Comments
Metro Board Member and Supervisor Hilda Solis, backed by fellow board member and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia, has drafted a motion that will put the 710 expansion on hold while focusing on the community projects attached to the massive infrastructure proposal.
Original Blue Line Train Officially City of Long Beach Property with Hopes to Turn It Into a ‘New Kind of Public Space’By Brian Addison | | No Comments
Via:LongBeachize It’s official: the first train to ever be part of Metro Los Angeles (Metro)’s transit system—the precise one pictured above that went from DTLA to DTLB in 1990— is now officially the property of the City of Long Beach after Mayor Robert Garcia proposed the train being returned to Long Beach. And that means we […]
710 Project Releases REIR; Proposal Creates Further Ped/Bike Danger for West & North Long BeachBy Brian Addison | | 3 Comments
Widening the southern 710 Freeway is not going to help Long Beach pedestrians and cyclists.
DTLB Adds Bar & Zip Code Crosswalk to Long Beach’s Collection of Creative CrossingsBy Brian Addison | | 2 Comments
There’s been rainbows and piano keys and even tessellation artwork used to designate crosswalks throughout Long Beach. Well, the peeps over at Studio One Eleven have eschewed all of the above, opting for a cleaner, if not more outright wittier interpretation: a bar code that uses the DTLB zip code as its number source. Sitting at […]
Metro Blue Line to (Finally) Receive Light Synchronization Along Long Beach StretchBy Brian Addison | | 5 Comments
After years of discussion, light synchronization along the Blue Line in Long Beach is coming this fall.
When the Wealthy and Privileged Hijack All the Narratives—Including Convincing the Poor that Housing Is BadBy Brian Addison | | 12 Comments
if passed, Measure S - the "Neighborhood Integrity Initiative" - would shut down housing on practically all levels in a city that is short on housing in a county that is short on housing in a state that is short on housing
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia Elected to Metro Board; Talks Blue Line, System Policing, MoreBy Brian Addison | | 8 Comments
Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia was elected to the Metro Board. He replaces Lakewood Councilmember Diane DuBois representing the Gateway Cities Region.
Long Beach Announces Open Streets EventBy Brian Addison | | No Comments
Photo above from Los Angeles’s CicLAvia. Photo by Brian Addison. It’s official: Long Beach will have its first ciclovía, dubbed Beach Streets, on June 6 thanks to $260K from Metro’s Open Streets Program handed to the City of Long Beach last year. (As noted by Streetsblog, Metro has become a major sponsor for open streets events, […]