Richard Risemberg

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With eighteen years of journalism in the fields of transportation and urban sustainability, Rick has been a keen observer of America’s cumbersome (and ongoing) turn away from a freeway-centric suburban lifestyle and back to a more balanced, sustainable approach. This is particularly true in Los Angeles where, since the 1970’s, he has had a front row seat for the gladiatorial machinations of powerful interest groups over development, housing, and car and truck traffic. Through it all, he remains optimistic. His writing has been published in the Los Angeles Business Journal, Bicycle Times, Momentum, Cycling Mobility, the Audubon Society newsletter, and various literary magazines. Now he has begun exploring the emotional ramifications of theses changes in a series of novels and stories set in the dark hearts of the cities he loves, bringing to light the denizens of shadow as they struggle to survive and even thrive in America's forgotten backstreets.

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Beyond Freeways: Community, Commerce, and Contention along Los Angeles's 710 Corridor
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 12,610. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2014 by Richard Risemberg. Categories: Essay » Technology
This is a report on the continuing controversy over Los Angeles officialdom's obsession with expanding and extending the 710 freeway corridor to accommodate freight traffic from the ports, despite the harm it already causes communities along the route, and in spite of the alternatives offered to more-of-the-same.


Family Ties
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,020. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nothing ever happens in the lakeside town of Helena...until it does. A tangle of family involvements takes Lenny Strasser on a journey that could end in death, liberation, or...confusion.
The Dust Will Answer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,490. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Urban
Lenny Strasser, a straight-arrow type with a taste for shady places, plunges into the hobo jungles and abandoned warehouses that hide by the enigmatic Los Angeles River in search of a friend's lost girl--who used to be his own. The quest leads him into an after-midnight darkness of moral ambiguity that changes Lenny's life in ways he'd never dreamed of.
Our Own Day Here
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,080. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology / Urban, Essay » Literature
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This is a collection of observations on community exploring how we get around, get along, and get a living in a world where not only nature but our own human nature are often hidden in plain sight.

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