Remembering Alex Baum: Visionary Voice for L.A. Cycling

"He was the number one driver of bicycling in the city, even prior to when the city had staff dedicated to bicycling."

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City Council Considers New Financing Tool for L.A. River Revitalization

City Council Considers New Financing Tool for L.A. River Revitalization

This could mean money for more affordable housing, cleaning up polluted industrial land along the rivers, and more park space by the waterways.
Sea Turtles in the Urban River

Sea Turtles in the Urban River

Green sea turtles are true nomads of the water, able to make a home in waterways around the world, including the most urban of places like the San Gabriel River in Long Beach.
New Decision Could Mean Opportunities for Lower Los Angeles River

New Decision Could Mean Opportunities for Lower Los Angeles River

River advocates hope this would be a catalyst for more revitalization further down the Los Angeles River, in the areas closer to Long Beach.
Sixth Street Bridge Replacement Project Breaks Ground; Surfaces a Tale of Two Neighborhoods

Sixth Street Bridge Replacement Project Breaks Ground; Surfaces a Tale of Two Neighborhoods

A bridge is always used to connect one place to another, but in the case of the future Sixth Street bridge it's ironically becoming a divisive symbol that needs to be addressed.
Riverfront 'Creative Campus' Coming to Elysian Valley

Riverfront 'Creative Campus' Coming to Elysian Valley

Is the latest L.A. River-adjacent development, with live-work units, affordable housing, and retail, a right fit for the neighborhood?
Keeping an Eye on L.A. River Vegetation and Habitat

Keeping an Eye on L.A. River Vegetation and Habitat

Every year 300 to 600 acres of vegetation is cleared away from soft-bottom waterways around L.A. County. Does this have an effect on the natural habitat?
Water Groups Fight for Better Stormwater and Urban Runoff Regulation

Water Groups Fight for Better Stormwater and Urban Runoff Regulation

Even after more than two decades of regulation, urban runoff continues to be the largest source of pollution to Southern California's waters.
A Morning Coffee Ritual at the L.A. River

A Morning Coffee Ritual at the L.A. River

Sometimes an okay cup of coffee on the river with friends is better than a great cup of coffee in your cubicle at work.
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