PODCAST: Walking Long Beach, loving Downtown, not hating Nancy Woo

On Episode #11 of “CAN YOU HEAR ME, LONG BEACH?” we journeyed out to talk with folks about living and loving the city. T, podcasting from Rose Park Roasters in Downtown. Recent transplant—from Iowa, believe it or not—Kat Fatland told us all about the things she loves about living Downtown; it’s a lot.

Photo by Thomas Cordova.

Steve Gerhardt (above) of Walk Long Beach about, well, walking Long Beach; the ins, the outs, the places where the sidewalk ends, how pedestrians and cyclists get along, why a lot of business owners don’t realize that pedestrians are their best customers and what are some of his favorite walks? (We’re guessing none of them are downtown to the Queen Mary, a trek that USA Today, which recently named Long Beach one of the 10 most walkable cities, said is a common stroll for residents. Yeah, right after sauntering from Belmont Shore to LB Airport.) And the rather wonderful, very funny Nancy Lynee Woo dropped by to talk about her Lucky Seven Performance Roulette event at DiPiazza’s on August 15 and stuck around to talk poetry.

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Steve Lowery began his journalism career at the Los Angeles Times, where he planned to spend his entire career. God, as usual, laughed at his plans and he has since written for the short-lived sports publication The National, the L.A. Daily News, the Press-Telegram, New Times LA, the District and the OC Weekly. He is the Arts & Culture Editor for the Post, overseeing the Hi-lo.