Los Angeles Conservation Corps Offers New Beginnings

There was a time when the Los Angeles River represented all that was grimy and gritty about this city. Here, gray concrete filled with an assortment of trash collected from the city of Angeles, eventually making their way out to...

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Preparing for El Niño on the LA River

Preparing for El Niño on the LA River

Following a dry summer, on September 15th a parched southern California received rain, with more than 2.39 inches falling in Los Angeles in just a few short hours. The rain had lef ...
South East L.A. Reclaims Their Part of the Los Angeles River

South East L.A. Reclaims Their Part of the Los Angeles River

It's Saturday night and a small group forms underneath a freeway overpass of the 710 and 105 freeway interchange in the city of Lynwood. The steady hum of the power generator used ...
Integrating Arts and Culture into LA River Revitalization, 10 Feet at a Time

Integrating Arts and Culture into LA River Revitalization, 10 Feet at a Time

A team of designers, architects, and artists are seeking to unify and build arts and culture infrastructure into river revitalization projects through public art interventions.
Q Conditions: Limiting Development in Elysian Valley

Q Conditions: Limiting Development in Elysian Valley

Los Angeles may be in the midst of a housing crisis, where a combination of high rents and low wages have made it difficult for residents to find a suitable place to live, but the ...
 Getting Up, Staying Up: History of Graffiti in the L.A. River

Getting Up, Staying Up: History of Graffiti in the L.A. River

"For us the river is like the last adventure in the city. We would go in tunnels under the river and you feel like you're the first person that's ever been down there, but then you ...
Brewing Coffee and Commerce Along the L.A. River

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 ...
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.
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