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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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Found L.A. Tours the Los Angeles River, and other River Events This Weekend

Found L.A. Tours the Los Angeles River, and other River Events This Weekend

As the ARBOR study continues to be scrutinized by the public, more river-related events have popped up, perhaps in an effort to open more eyes to this historic waterway.
Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Three]; Public Meeting this Week

Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Three]; Public Meeting this Week

We asked a few advocates what their thoughts are on the study and how it would affect the future of the river.
Five-Year Study Finds L.A. River Watershed Isn't Too Bad, But Could Be Better

Five-Year Study Finds L.A. River Watershed Isn't Too Bad, But Could Be Better

Until now, there has never been a comprehensive and continuous monitoring of the Los Angeles River watershed that would tell us definitively if we're doing a good job at keeping ou ...
Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Upgrades Need to be More Than Just About Cars

Glendale-Hyperion Bridge Upgrades Need to be More Than Just About Cars

Bike lanes that appeared in the approved 2010 Bicycle Master Plan are nowhere to be found in the planned improvements. But many speak favorably of the planned work.
Could the Riverside-Figueroa Bridge Become a High Line-Style Park?

Could the Riverside-Figueroa Bridge Become a High Line-Style Park?

Elysian Valley architects have approached the city with the possibility of preserving the old bridge and turning into an elevated park, a la New York City's High Line.
Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Two]; Comment Period Extended

Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study [Part Two]; Comment Period Extended

We asked a few advocates what their thoughts are on the study and how it would affect the future of the river.
Film Noir Under the Bridge and Other L.A. River Events This Week

Film Noir Under the Bridge and Other L.A. River Events This Week

Mark your calendars, here are river-related activities happening this week.
Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study

Weighing In on L.A. River ARBOR Study

In the next few weeks we'll be asking those who've been keeping an eye on the project over the years what their thoughts are on the proposals at hand in regards to the Los Angeles ...
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