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L.A. River 'Crown Jewel' Parcel Purchase on the Horizon

The city seems to be determined to acquire the last remaining parcel of land in the Taylor Yard rail complex in Cypress Park, which has been owned by Union Pacific since the early 1900s.

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Talking L.A. River with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell

Talking L.A. River with Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell

We talked to the new councilmember about his plans for the Los Angeles River.
L.A. River Recreational Zone Closes For the Season

L.A. River Recreational Zone Closes For the Season

Summer is done, which mean no more kayaking down the Los Angeles River.
Bringing Back the Sepulveda Basin

Bringing Back the Sepulveda Basin

A fall workshop will inform conservation efforts that can be done on the Sepulveda Basin, an area that had seen some of its plant life decimated early this year.
L.A. River Design Proposals that Can Handle the Floods

L.A. River Design Proposals that Can Handle the Floods

How can we design along the Los Angeles River, while still taking into account its flow conditions? A scale model helped USC landscape architecture students take into account a ran ...
Councilmembers O'Farrell and Cedillo Rally City in Support for Comprehensive Changes to L.A. River

Councilmembers O'Farrell and Cedillo Rally City in Support for Comprehensive Changes to L.A. River

Councilmembers O'Farrell and Cedillo rally support for the most expansive alternative (and expensive) offered by the U.S. Army Corps impending plan for revitalizing the Los Angeles ...
North Atwater L.A. River Bridge: Safe Enough for Birds?

North Atwater L.A. River Bridge: Safe Enough for Birds?

Is it time for Los Angeles to work on its own set of wildlife-friendly design guidelines?
Landscape Design Students Propose Urban Interventions on the L.A. River

Landscape Design Students Propose Urban Interventions on the L.A. River

When it comes to complex problems, fresh eyes sometimes bring valuable new perspectives. This year, the Los Angeles chapter of landscape and urban design firm SWA Group hosted seve ...
Federal Appeals Court Says L.A. County is Liable for Waterway Pollution

Federal Appeals Court Says L.A. County is Liable for Waterway Pollution

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found Los Angeles County and the County Flood Control District liable for excessive amounts of pollutants on the Los Angeles and San Gabriel ...
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