Los Angeles Conservation Corps Offers New Beginnings

There was a time when the Los Angeles River represented all that was grimy and gritty about this city. Here, gray concrete filled with an assortment of trash collected from the city of Angeles, eventually making their way out to...

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What Does the Army Have to Do With It? A Brief History of The Army Corps of Engineers and the L.A. River

What Does the Army Have to Do With It? A Brief History of The Army Corps of Engineers and the L.A. River

When it comes to all things Los Angeles River, there is one agency that looms largest --greater than city or county agencies-- it is the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Army ...
L.A. River's Homeless Find Shelter During El Niño Storms

L.A. River's Homeless Find Shelter During El Niño Storms

Jesse has lived in Highland Park for more than 15 years, but has spent the last 3 years living on the streets of her own neighborhood. Prior to becoming homeless, Jesse had lived w ...
Mayor Garcetti and U.S. Army Corps Announce Significant Milestone For L.A. River

Mayor Garcetti and U.S. Army Corps Announce Significant Milestone For L.A. River

A $1.3 billion plan to restore a portion of the Los Angeles River continues to clear hurdles as it makes it way to Congress for final approval.
The 98 Million-Gallon

The 98 Million-Gallon "Trickle": Stormwater Conservation Projects May Help L.A. Become Self-Reliant

The trickle that runs through the LA River nearly year-round is a joke to many Angelenos and outsiders who would say its not really river. But when it rains, the river's torrent pr ...
Get Inspired with these River Restoration Projects from Around the World

Get Inspired with these River Restoration Projects from Around the World

With dozens of neighborhoods and more than 3.9 million inhabitants, one could say that Los Angeles would not be here if it weren't for the L.A. River. The river, like many rivers a ...
What's Taking Los Angeles River Revitalization So Long?

What's Taking Los Angeles River Revitalization So Long?

There was a time when the Los Angeles River was in danger of becoming a freeway. In 1988, California Assemblyman Richard Katz proposed exactly that. He figured that by turning this ...
Lower L.A. River Master Plan May Help Boost Projects in South East L.A.

Lower L.A. River Master Plan May Help Boost Projects in South East L.A.

Efforts to transform the concretized Los Angeles River have reached critical mass this year and it seems that before the ink dries on newly penned river projects, another project s ...
The Commission that Shaped the Los Angeles River's Bridges

The Commission that Shaped the Los Angeles River's Bridges

June 16, 1933, Milton Coleman, a boy living in East Los Angeles cut a flower chain extending across the brand new Sixth Street Viaduct. As he did, a police band played, flags flutt ...
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