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The Surf’s not up at Long Beach, California… Yet!

Jun 21, 2010 by Sean Belk

As typical beach cities go, Long Beach can be compared to more of a wading pool, only incredibly dirtier. How much dirtier? Well, imagine taking a bath in water runoff from about a dozen major [...]

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4th Street/Retro Row in Long Beach turns back the Clock

Apr 06, 2010 by Sean Belk

You didn’t just walk into a time warp or step off the DeLorean into a “Back to the Future” movie lot.
The bygone years of yesterday can be found right here in Long Beach on a [...]

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A Race for Bullet Trains from So Cal to Las Vegas

Mar 04, 2010 by Sean Belk

That’s driving on the lone road, known as the Interstate 15 highway, or taking a plane.

Most people Fear and Loath the almost 300-mile trek, driving from most parts of Los Angeles.
This fear and loathing of [...]

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Wildflowers to start a-bloomin’ in the SoCal

Feb 25, 2010 by Sean Belk

Springtime is getting closer and you might want to get your camera out for this one.
Apparently, the recent heavy rains atop lots of barren hillsides— ravaged by last year’s set of fires in California— is [...]

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Bridges over Los Angeles

Feb 18, 2010

Today we begin a new series entitled "Bridges over Los Angeles." Our coverage will report about the various particulars, factors, issues, and stories which underscores how our historic bridges link Los Angeles’ many cities and [...]

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Sittin’ Back and Takin’ the Amtrak from LA to San Diego

Feb 18, 2010

The snow-capped mountains are at your left. The crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean are at your right. You’re zipping along the coast at a comfortable speed and the only thing on your mind is [...]

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Long Beach on the path to becoming a top “Bike-Friendly” City

Feb 10, 2010

Riding your bike through a busy metropolitan city isn’t always a pleasant experience.
Whether you’re a novice or an expert cyclist, you’re sure to get a few jeers or honks from motorists on the road—or [...]

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California’s Drought continues despite our recent Rainfall

Feb 08, 2010

Our recent storms across the Southland Basin have brought above average amounts of rain, hail, and snow which are atypical to the Southland. That fact, begets the title of this story:

With all the recent rain, [...]

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Water, Rain, and Conservation

Feb 04, 2010

If the recent weather reports are accurate, tomorrow and Saturday will bring more rain to the LA Basin. After the last go around a few weeks ago, and with more rainfall on the way, [...]

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High-speed Rail is Coming to California!

Feb 01, 2010

Imagine hopping on a High-Speed Train from Los Angeles, and dining in a hot, trendy restaurant in San Francisco, within a couple of hours. No fuss, muss, or hassle. You just purchase your ticket and [...]

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How the LA Metro is part of the “Green” Mass Transportation Movement

Jan 26, 2010

It’s no mystery that Los Angeles has some of the worst air quality in the nation. Doubly worse is the heavy traffic that clogs up the freeways on a daily basis. And if you decide [...]

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LA’s Go Green Expo this weekend at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Jan 20, 2010

Going "green," or becoming more eco-friendly, seems to be a hard selling point these days.
People are having a difficult time paying their bills or looking for work, let alone pitching in to create energy efficient [...]

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