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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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Is Good Eggs a Good Neighbor to Elysian Valley?

Is Good Eggs a Good Neighbor to Elysian Valley?

Despite initial concerns, local residents are supportive of the local food hub housed in the former Hostess cupcake factory in Elysian Valley.
Supreme Court Hands Victory for Environmentalists in L.A. Urban Runoff Case

Supreme Court Hands Victory for Environmentalists in L.A. Urban Runoff Case

It's finally official: Los Angeles County must take responsibility for its polluted stormwater runoff in the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers.
L.A. River Cleanup: Small Gestures that Make a Big Difference

L.A. River Cleanup: Small Gestures that Make a Big Difference

In the quarter century since FoLAR first began their yearly river clean-ups, more and more people have gotten on board.
Are We Doing All We Can for the Zanja Madre?

Are We Doing All We Can for the Zanja Madre?

Should this section of the historic water system placed in the National Register of Historic Places?
Goodwill Southern California Opens Community Center in Glassell Park

Goodwill Southern California Opens Community Center in Glassell Park

The new facility in Northeast L.A. is is the largest single project Goodwill Southern California has developed in nearly 100 years.
Egyptian Obelisk Replica by the L.A. River Offers Rare Views

Egyptian Obelisk Replica by the L.A. River Offers Rare Views

The massive urban earthwork on the banks of the Los Angeles River is a scaled replica of an ancient Egyptian archaeological site.
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The Great L.A. River Clean-Up Extends to Three Saturdays This Year

The Great L.A. River Clean-Up Extends to Three Saturdays This Year

This weekend will be the first of three Saturdays of clean-ups in thirteen sites, all along the 51-mile river.
'Rail to River' Project Envisions Greenway Along Train Tracks

'Rail to River' Project Envisions Greenway Along Train Tracks

The propsosed 8.3-mile park-like path would wind down from near the L.A. River downtown to its terminus near the future LAX/Crenshaw Metro line.
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