KCRW’s Frances Anderton coming to Long Beach for free talk on all things urban design

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When looking at the environment around us, it often goes unnoticed that it was designed for us—or, in many cases, designed against us. And that’s precisely the focus of our discussion on urban design as our sister publication, Longbeachize, continues...
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Transitions across all transit agencies in L.A. County require TAP card beginning July 15

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Rather than having to request transfers and handle cash on board, all transiters have to do is simply tap their TAP card on the next train or bus they hop into within two-and-a-half hours after leaving their previous form...
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As San Pedro’s famed Ports O’ Call undergoes demolition, renderings reveal ambitious plans for new public market

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New plans for San Pedro's Ports O' Call renovation, with a cool price tag of $150 million, were unveiled by the Ratkovich Company and Jerico Development.
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Long Beach Transit extends its water taxi service on the Fourth

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To help bring people closer to the fireworks on July 4, Long Beach Transit will extend its water taxi service AquaLink and AquaBus Wednesday.
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Road work ramps up on massive overhaul of Broadway corridor in Long Beach

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Photo by Brian Addison. Above: workers begin construction on Broadway at Falcon. Over a year after the announcement that the Broadway Corridor between Junipero and Alamitos avenues would be receiving a massive and much-needed overhaul, work has formally begun...
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Leaders to mark completion of 34-acre North Long Beach wetlands project

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Leaders will unveil a long-awaited project in North Long Beach Saturday: the restoration of 34 acres of land into a river parkway with freshwater wetlands, wildlife habitat and recreational trails.
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8-month Blue Line closure coming in 2019 as upgrades, construction continue in Downtown Long Beach and beyond

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As Metro’s Blue Line continues through its six-year-long, $1.2B rehab, the transit authority announced an eight-month long closure will take place next year to continue improvements, broken into two, four-month segments.
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Long Beach Transit’s ‘Museum Express’ takes you beyond the city to everywhere from Morongo Casino to the LA Zoo

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Photo by Brian Addison. Above: Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens. Sometimes—oftentimes—you just don’t want to drive. And that is okay because, well, the typical Californian drives all too often. And even mass transit commuters stick to their cities on...
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Community celebrates East Village Arts Park’s grand reopening, now a more accessible space

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It’s now much easier for the community to use the East Village Arts Park.
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Aquarium of the Pacific’s whale-shaped expansion begins to take form in Downtown Long Beach

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The 29,000-square-foot, two-story, project was unveiled over two years ago after San Francisco-based firm EHDD revealed its design for the Aquarium's first ever expansion since opening in 1998.
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