Starting this month, Longbeachize will host Emphasize, the first in a free series of talks exploring issues such as homelessness and gentrification.

On Thursday, November 16 at 6:30 pm at the Edison Theatre (213 E. Broadway in Downtown Long Beach), Jeff Tumlin of Nelson/Nygaard will discuss his role in the creation of Oakland's Department of Transit, as well as how transit equity can benefit Long Beach.  He will be joined by joined by Jason Islas, editor of Santa Monica Next.

The event is free, but an RSVP is required.  Register by contacting, or RSVP via Facebook.

The second talk, scheduled for Monday, December 11 at the Art Theatre (2025 E. 4th Street in Long Beach) will see UCLA professor Michael Lens will join with Long Beach's Jan Van Dijs to discuss California's housing crisis, as well as how development shapes where housing goes and who it serves.

For more detailed information, see the full article at Longbeachize.

From the Web

LOHA-Designed Houses Coming to Franklin Village

Five small lot homes to rise north of the 101 Freeway.

Work is getting underway for a new set of small lot houses near Franklin Village in Hollywood, according to a representative of developer ROM Investments.

The project, located at 1826 Canyon Drive, will consist of five single-family residences, each featuring two bedrooms, 2.5-bathrooms, rooftop decks, and two-car garages.