West Long Beach has the 710 freeway running through it. The 710 has provided our group with several possible story angles to follow up on. One lead our group has is to meet with the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma, because of the heavy amounts of pollution produced by port traffic.
Another lead we have deals with redirecting port traffic to an abandoned rail yard near a park; this story can work in conjunction with the LBACA angle. Our group has relevant contact information for both leads.