Your Complete Guide to the SoCal Transit Projects Approved for State Funding (Including $1.8B for Metro LA Projects)

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Photo by Brian Addison. Yesterday there was a flurry of state announcements regarding transportation project funding, primarily from the SB 1 gas tax revenue. There are funds for numerous Southern California projects, including bus, rail, BRT, streets, highways, goods movement,...

The Absurdity with Which Orange County Is Handling Its Homelessness Issue Is a Cue for Everyone Else to Show Some Humanity

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Interested in the homelessness conversation? We will be inviting experts dealing with this subject on a daily basis for a free, public talk that will examine the complexity of the issue. In conjunction with that discussion, we will also be...
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As Long Beach Settles Lawsuit Over 405 Expansion, Future Residents Remain Screwed

by    in Opinion, Streets & Urban Design, Transit
We should all have been happy when Long Beach sued Caltrans and the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) over the latter’s $1.7B project to expand the 405 Freeway from Route 73 in Costa Mesa until it hits the wonderful bottleneck nightmare...
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Not Giving a Damn About Housing Crisis, Irvine’s Disastrous ‘Responsible Growth’ Measure Submitted to City

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Photo by Matt Mesin/SCNG. Above: construction workers work on a new housing development in Irvine. I wrote a lot about LA’s led-by-the-rich, screw-everyone-else-over Measure S. A lot. And the reason I did was not only because of fears that,...
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OC Faces the Reality of Homelessness—And They’re Blaming Everyone Else While Completely Losing Their Minds

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Photo courtesy of Russell Bynum. Above: homeless encampments along the Santa Ana River Trail in Orange County. Orange County resident Russell Bynum is pissed off. Not sad. Not frustrated. Not concerned. He’s pissed. You see, Russell and his son Steven are attached...
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Orange County Continues to Lead SoCal in Screwing Over Everyone Around It with 405 Freeway Expansion

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Just after plans to drill a hole through a mountain to extend the 710 were thankfully killed by the Metro Board last month, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) thought it was best to secure some $627M in federal...
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Long Beach Foodie Update: SteelCraft to Open 2nd Location in OC; Working Class Kitchen Hosts Craft Beer Garden

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Want to see all our Long Beach Foodie Updates? Click here to scroll through the archives. **** Above: SteelCraft in Bixby Knolls. Photo by Baktaash Sorkhabi. I haven’t been shy in touting about Bixby Knoll’s SteelCraft—and it goes beyond...

An Open Letter To The Orange County Sheriff’s Department

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by Brendan Lyons | Reposted by Brian Addison Dear Orange County Sheriff’s Department On 5/31/2014, Bryan Larsen’s life was threatened, endangered and assaulted as he bicycled along the PCH in Dana Point, California. Having lived and raced in Europe, this individual is an accomplished Junior National...