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L.A.'s Historic 'Mother Ditch' Discovered in Chinatown

A lifeline for early Los Angeles, the Zanja Madre carried precious water from the Los Angeles River right into the blossoming pueblo that would one day grow into the busy metropolis we know as Los Angeles.

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L.A. River Recreation Zone Opens this Memorial Day

L.A. River Recreation Zone Opens this Memorial Day

A 2.5-mile stretch of the river in Elysian Valley will be open to the public for kayaking, walking, birdwatching, and fishing with permits.
Senate and Assembly Subcommittees Approve $20.8 Million For L.A. State Historic Park

Senate and Assembly Subcommittees Approve $20.8 Million For L.A. State Historic Park

Supporters are confident that it will be approved by Governor Brown in June.
City Goes After $11.5 Million for L.A. River Bike Path Near Sepulveda Basin

City Goes After $11.5 Million for L.A. River Bike Path Near Sepulveda Basin

An approximately 3-mile segment of the Los Angeles River Bike Path in San Fernando Valley may be constructed.
NBCUniversal Puts $13.5 Million Toward L.A. River Bikeway

NBCUniversal Puts $13.5 Million Toward L.A. River Bikeway

The money will go toward a 6.4-mile stretch of bike path path between Whitsett Avenue in Studio City to Griffith Park at Riverside Drive.
Glendale Narrows Recreational Zone Clears Army Corps Hurdle

Glendale Narrows Recreational Zone Clears Army Corps Hurdle

The Glendale Narrows section of the L.A. River will be open for recreation this summer.
L.A. River 'Crown Jewel' Parcel Purchase Zeroed Out in Favor of Albion Project

L.A. River 'Crown Jewel' Parcel Purchase Zeroed Out in Favor of Albion Project

The dreams of creating a 100-acre green open space that truly connects to the Los Angeles River seem to be dying of a long, lingering disease.
Johnny Carson Park Upgrade Includes Plans to Restore Natural Streambed

Johnny Carson Park Upgrade Includes Plans to Restore Natural Streambed

All Burbank needs is just a little more funding to proceed with the renovation.
Development Endangers L.A. River-Adjacent Open Space in Studio City

Development Endangers L.A. River-Adjacent Open Space in Studio City

Profit motives may hamper the efforts to save the last open remaining unprotected open space along the L.A. River within the San Fernando Valley.
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