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New Sign Informs and Provokes at L.A. River 'Bowtie Parcel'

Located on the "Bowtie Parcel" the sign masquerades as California State Parks signage, seeking not just to inform, but also to provoke its readers.

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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.
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.
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