Brewing Coffee and Commerce Along the L.A. River

On a crisp morning in Elysian Valley, Damian Robledo, a longtime employee of the area, was biking down the Los Angeles River Bike Path and a thought came to him, "Why can't I get a cup of coffee on the...

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River and Rail Relations Sputter Along, Safety Cited as a Concern

River and Rail Relations Sputter Along, Safety Cited as a Concern

Following the approval of the City of Los Angeles' Locally Preferred Plan to revitalize 11 miles of the L.A. River, one important question comes to mind--Will the City finally be a ...
Fresh Air Ahead: Curbing the Foul Air in Boyle Heights

Fresh Air Ahead: Curbing the Foul Air in Boyle Heights

Boyle Heights long plagued by foul odors from sewer lines is getting relief with the opening of an air treatment facility.
A Gehry-fied River Exposes LA's River Anxieties

A Gehry-fied River Exposes LA's River Anxieties

The Los Angeles River isn't just a waterway wrapped in concrete. In the decades since tons of gloomy gray matter was poured over this wild river, it has morphed from a derelict, fo ...
L.A. River Boat Race Returns for a Second Run

L.A. River Boat Race Returns for a Second Run

As the river becomes ever more a part of the Los Angeles city life, waterway-related events are also starting to become part of the city's much-awaited calendar. One of those vying ...
Fishing Line Recycling Program Will Save L.A. River's Majestic Birds

Fishing Line Recycling Program Will Save L.A. River's Majestic Birds

The problem begins when birds smell the remnants of fish on the discarded line and hunt for them in the regular trash bins where fishermen dispose of their lines.
Actor Picks Up Camera for L.A. River Documentary

Actor Picks Up Camera for L.A. River Documentary

Raphael Sbarge, actor and founder of an environmental non-profit wrote, produced, and directed the short documentary to help build awareness of the waterway's complicated history a ...
Imagining a Network of Native Plant Nurseries for the L.A. River

Imagining a Network of Native Plant Nurseries for the L.A. River

A collaborative of federal and state agencies, non-profits, and private firms have come together to solve the Los Angeles Rivers' native plant supply problem.
L.A. River Habitat Restoration: Where Will the Money Come From?

L.A. River Habitat Restoration: Where Will the Money Come From?

The recommended plan offers two options -- it would have the city cost-sharing the project at 88% or 73%, possibly leaving the city to shoulder more than $1.18-billion of the cost. ...
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