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Urban River Parkways are a Cost-Effective Cure for the Public Ill

A new study reveals the many health benefits associated with urban river parkways, such as what L.A. is trying to realize by the 51-mile Los Angeles River.

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Catching Up with Ed Reyes: Growing Up by the River

Catching Up with Ed Reyes: Growing Up by the River

In part one of a feature profile, former councilmember Ed Reyes recalls his childhood growing up by the L.A. River, fighting with local kids, and facing the hard realities of the s ...
River Rover Rolls into L.A. River Day

River Rover Rolls into L.A. River Day

The project is designed to be a mobile classroom that will roam Los Angeles in the hopes of sharing a little Los Angeles River information in a fun and informative way.
Mayor Garcetti Addresses Gentrification Concerns Along L.A. River

Mayor Garcetti Addresses Gentrification Concerns Along L.A. River

Right on the heels of Mayor Eric Garcetti's triumphant announcement of the $1-billion investment on the Los Angeles River came concerns of longtime residents being pushed out in fa ...
All or Nothing: Mayor's L.A. River Lobbying was 'a High Stakes Gamble' (Video)

All or Nothing: Mayor's L.A. River Lobbying was 'a High Stakes Gamble' (Video)

In this exclusive interview with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, he talks about the risks of lobbying for the L.A. River and why the waterway matters.
Feds Okay $1-Billion Los Angeles River Project

Feds Okay $1-Billion Los Angeles River Project

After more than six months of intense lobbying by the city, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) has announced its recommendation for the Arbor Study.
New Exhibit Explores the Story of Steelhead Trout in Southern California

New Exhibit Explores the Story of Steelhead Trout in Southern California

Before pobladores, ranch owners, and missionaries, there were steelhead trout, a cousin of salmon that have been part of the region's history as far back as 15,000 years ago.
Two L.A. River Recreational Zones to Open Memorial Day Weekend

Two L.A. River Recreational Zones to Open Memorial Day Weekend

The summer-long program will allow kayaking on the L.A. River, in the Sepulveda Basin and Elysian Valley areas.
New Pacoima Park Provides Open Space and Water Replenishment

New Pacoima Park Provides Open Space and Water Replenishment

The new 4.7-acre park is a welcome change in the neighborhood, which suffers from from a lack of green space and the presence of industrial soot and grime that prevents residents f ...
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