Los Angeles Conservation Corps Offers New Beginnings

There was a time when the Los Angeles River represented all that was grimy and gritty about this city. Here, gray concrete filled with an assortment of trash collected from the city of Angeles, eventually making their way out to...

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CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley Debuts an LA River Component

CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley Debuts an LA River Component

"It's all about connecting face to face. Our streets are great civic gathering spaces and so is our river."
Glendale One Step Closer to a Fully Recreational Riverfront

Glendale One Step Closer to a Fully Recreational Riverfront

Glendale might soon be the first city in greater Los Angeles to dedicate all of its riverfront to recreation. On March 3rd, the Glendale City council approved plans to enhance its ...
Out of Flux: Failing Boyle Heights Amid River Revitalization

Out of Flux: Failing Boyle Heights Amid River Revitalization

The tsunami of enthusiasm for concrete removal and eco-system restoration of the Los Angeles River may be giving short shrift to some communities.
Reimagining the Arroyo Seco as an Alternative Transportation Corridor

Reimagining the Arroyo Seco as an Alternative Transportation Corridor

The bikeway in the riverbed allows cyclists to speed through one point to another -- but doesn't allow them to enjoy the amenities that are just over the chain link fences.
Remembering Alex Baum: Visionary Voice for L.A. Cycling

Remembering Alex Baum: Visionary Voice for L.A. Cycling

"He was the number one driver of bicycling in the city, even prior to when the city had staff dedicated to bicycling."
City Council Considers New Financing Tool for L.A. River Revitalization

City Council Considers New Financing Tool for L.A. River Revitalization

This could mean money for more affordable housing, cleaning up polluted industrial land along the rivers, and more park space by the waterways.
Sea Turtles in the Urban River

Sea Turtles in the Urban River

Green sea turtles are true nomads of the water, able to make a home in waterways around the world, including the most urban of places like the San Gabriel River in Long Beach.
New Decision Could Mean Opportunities for Lower Los Angeles River

New Decision Could Mean Opportunities for Lower Los Angeles River

River advocates hope this would be a catalyst for more revitalization further down the Los Angeles River, in the areas closer to Long Beach.
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