It was an interesting factoid buried in staff report attached to the Jan. 24 Metro Los Angeles Board Meeting agenda: The City of Santa Monica garners some $89,000 every month from e-scooter companies that operate in the beach city.
The massive overhaul of the Broadway corridor is a project worth heralding—so where are the trees, those bits of natural wonder that provide color, shade, and clean up our air from the constant flow of vehicle emissions?
Even when stepping outside his definitive space of control, Jonathan Gold found the best within us, even if it was ugly—and he found it by championing the underrepresented, the marginalized, the misunderstood.
Like Long Beach itself, the story of gentrification and housing is a complex one. It's an issue that affects both those who have been here awhile as well as those who have just discovered Long Beach.
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