Long Beach Hurdles over Politics and NIMBYs to Create a ‘New Model’ for Mental Health Advocacy

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Rendering courtesy of Mental Health America, Los Angeles. I’ll never forget the day when, in October of 2012, Long Beach resident Joe Sopo stood in front of the City Council and said this about a proposed mental health facility...

Long Beach’s Most Marginalized Neighborhoods Bear the Biggest Burden Environmentally

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Above: West Long Beach playground. Graphics by Baktaash Sorkhabi. Additional reporting by Alyssa Edwards. In 2013, the State of California’s Environmental Protection Agency first released CalEnviroScreen, a tool examining pollution burdens and social vulnerability for all of the state’s...
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These Are the Affordable Housing Projects Coming Online in Long Beach

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Love looking at renderings of upcoming developments in the city? Click here for our full archive. **** Renderings courtesy of the City of Long Beach. As I noted before, we have to be frank, Long Beach: the Unaffordability Beast is...
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Riots, Rivalries, and Rap: The Sublime History of Long Beach’s Iconic VIP Records Deserves a Museum (and It Might Get One)

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Photos by Brian Addison. Historical photos and video courtesy of Kelvin Anderson Sr. In the matter of six hours on May 24, 1972, Kelvin Anderson Sr.’s life went from a lone, dirt road along the backwoods of Mississippi to...
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