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Lewis MacAdams: Poetic Politics on the Los Angeles River

"Godfather of the L.A. River" just celebrated his seventh decade in this world this month, more than three decades after he founded Friends of the L.A. River.

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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 ...
Spend Your Summer by the L.A. River, MRCA Calls for Volunteers

Spend Your Summer by the L.A. River, MRCA Calls for Volunteers

The volunteer-run River Safety Unit will roam the river on foot or on a kayak, keeping a watchful eye over activities in the river.
Sending Out a Larger than Life Message for Kids Ocean Day

Sending Out a Larger than Life Message for Kids Ocean Day

With the help of more than 3,500 LAUSD students, an artist will send out an environmentalist message through a massive work of art on Dockweiler State Beach.
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