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L.A. River 'Crown Jewel' Parcel Purchase on the Horizon

The city seems to be determined to acquire the last remaining parcel of land in the Taylor Yard rail complex in Cypress Park, which has been owned by Union Pacific since the early 1900s.

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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.
L.A.'s Historic 'Mother Ditch' Discovered in Chinatown

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 metropoli ...
A Bike Path in the L.A. Riverbed Proposed for Downtown

A Bike Path in the L.A. Riverbed Proposed for Downtown

The proposed connection would create a single 31-mile bike route from Griffith Park to Long Beach.
Imagining Life Along the Water, From Japan to L.A.

Imagining Life Along the Water, From Japan to L.A.

Despite being away from Los Angeles, I found myself thinking about the many ways a river can become part of a city's life.
Army Corps Reveals Details on Sepulveda Basin Recreational Zone, Seeks Public Comment

Army Corps Reveals Details on Sepulveda Basin Recreational Zone, Seeks Public Comment

The proposed program this year will offers guided and unguided tours of the Los Angeles River between Memorial Day through early-to-mid September, from sunrise to sunset.
Three Perspectives on the Riverside Figueroa Bridge

Three Perspectives on the Riverside Figueroa Bridge

We checked in with three of the major players in the debate to ask what future they see for the Riverside Bridge.
A Proposal for Every Mile of the L.A. River

A Proposal for Every Mile of the L.A. River

Cal Poly Pomona students have been working on their own discrete mile of the river, attempting to understand the nuances of each small part that makes up the 51-mile whole.
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