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Long Beach

May 29, 2020, 8am PDT
A photo series showcases the disruptive effect the pandemic has had on the U.S. auto industry.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
May 28, 2020, 8am PDT
The al fresco streets movement, moving dining and retail space into the public realm in space historically devoted to automobiles, continues to gain momentum around the country.
James Brasuell
December 9, 2019, 12pm PST
The former Blue Line, now the A Line, with service from Log Beach to Los Angeles, was shut down in segments for ten months (originally scheduled for eight) for repairs. The weeks since the reopening have been marred spotty, slow service.
Los Angeles Times
October 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
Over a century ago, the Pacific Electric Railway operated a line between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach that competed its journey ten minutes faster than LA Metro's Blue Line does. What gives?
Long Beach Post
February 6, 2019, 8am PST
A Washington Post feature analyzes the changing skylines of cities from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
The Washington Post
January 7, 2019, 9am PST
Metro will close several stretches of the Blue and Green lines as it completes $350 million worth of upgrades and opens the new Crenshaw Line. More than 100,000 daily riders may be inconvenienced.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
June 25, 2018, 9am PDT
Support for rent control is building at the state level in California. Support hasn't been as easy tt rally at the local level, however.
Curbed LA
April 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Despite ever-stricter air-quality regulations and dropping emissions, the American Lung Association once again finds the state to have some of the worst air in the nation.
USA Today
February 26, 2018, 9am PST
That's how the Los Angeles Times editorial board characterized the $6 billion plan by Los Angeles Metro to widen the 710 freeway. "A waste of money," they assert. Key to the solution is how to deal with goods movement from the seaport complex.
Los Angeles Times
February 22, 2018, 2pm PST
One of the most heavily used rail lines in the country, the Metro Blue Line in Los Angeles County, will be closed for eight months in 2019.
Long Beach Press Telegram
February 16, 2018, 11am PST
Planning for a proposal to expand truck and vehicle capacity on the I-710 Freeway in Southern California has reached a critical juncture in the process.
Los Angeles Times
December 16, 2017, 9am PST
A California policy lets cities offer tax incentives to landowners who put vacant lots to use as urban farms or gardens. Long Beach is the latest comer, but the uptake has been sluggish elsewhere.
Next City
October 15, 2017, 9am PDT
The city of Long Beach's draft Land Use Element has provoked political forces that would like to cap the growth of the city.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
July 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) appears to be taking a break from its perpetual expansion projects to make some improvements to the heavily used but aging Blue Line.
Curbed Los Angeles
June 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
Mayors Eric Garcetti and Robert Garcia pledge their ports will bring their carbon footprint down to zero by 2030.
Los Angeles Times
May 5, 2017, 11am PDT
As usual, California's fastest growing counties were inland, far from coastal job centers. The big surprise was that the fastest growing city was an affluent Silicon Valley suburb that had been sued in 2012 by affordable housing advocates.
The Mercury News
April 8, 2017, 7am PDT
Viewers installed throughout downtown Long Beach gives visitors a glimpse into the city's past.
Modern Cities
December 9, 2016, 9am PST
Several years ago, officials in Long Beach, California, found themselves in a pickle. They had an aging city hall in need of seismic retrofits (price tag: $194 million). Fast-forward to last July, when ground was broken on a $520 million project.
Doggerel
November 23, 2016, 1pm PST
A new look for buffered bike lanes in Long Beach is confusing some of the residents.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
August 15, 2016, 10am PDT
A case is made in the Orange County, California, city of Garden Grove for protected bike lanes. And a new protected bike lane opens in Southern California's bike infrastructure capital, Long Beach.
KPCC