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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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Developers and Environmental Advocates Outline Challenges at L.A. River Forum

Developers and Environmental Advocates Outline Challenges at L.A. River Forum

A recurring theme was getting pivotal people on board so water-related projects and its benefits could be realized.
Country Life in the Big City

Country Life in the Big City

The Rancho Equestrian District is perhaps the closest to rural living as you can get near downtown Los Angeles and Hollywood.
Atwater Villagers Call for Centralized Los Angeles River Contact Point

Atwater Villagers Call for Centralized Los Angeles River Contact Point

Residents that these L.A. River revitalization projects unfolding in their backyards are adding stress to an already overloaded system.
Future Perfect: A Walk Around the Japanese Garden and Tillman Water Reclamation Plant

Future Perfect: A Walk Around the Japanese Garden and Tillman Water Reclamation Plant

One of science fiction's landmarks has been holding down Los Angeles' water since 1984.
Young Women Discover Their Voice and the San Gabriel Mountains Through Photography

Young Women Discover Their Voice and the San Gabriel Mountains Through Photography

Through a camera's lens, we create a world based on what we choose to focus on.
NELA River Collaborative Kicks Off, Begins Community Engagement

NELA River Collaborative Kicks Off, Begins Community Engagement

Local residents, students, conservationists, and city workers all gathered to show their support for the future of the L.A. River.
Glendale Narrows Recreational Zone May Exclude Atwater Village

Glendale Narrows Recreational Zone May Exclude Atwater Village

The proposed recreational zone may begin downstream from the proposed North Atwater Bridge.
Draft Environment Report Out for Plastic Ban Ordinance, Public Comment Sought

Draft Environment Report Out for Plastic Ban Ordinance, Public Comment Sought

The review found no adverse effects on the environment from implementing the plastic bag ban as proposed.
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