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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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Explore the Bridges of the L.A. River on Foot

Explore the Bridges of the L.A. River on Foot

Dubbed the "Ten Bridges Epic" walk, Big Parade L.A.'s Dan Koeppel will lead attendees through ten bridges that cross the Los Angeles River.
L.A. River Sustains No Long Term Damage After Tanker Fire

L.A. River Sustains No Long Term Damage After Tanker Fire

Despite the Michael Bay-esque images of a burning Los Angeles River and surrounding vegetation, there's very little to no environmental damage to the river.
New L.A. River Bridge Will Connect Atwater Village to Griffith Park

New L.A. River Bridge Will Connect Atwater Village to Griffith Park

The $6 million suspension bridge would link equestrians and bicyclists in Atwater Village to 56 miles of horse trails in Griffith Park and the Los Angeles River Bikeway.
Summer Evening with Marshmallow Roasting on the L.A. River

Summer Evening with Marshmallow Roasting on the L.A. River

For those eager for a sweet adventure, there was a treat awaiting them at Marsh Park in Elysian Valley -- marshmallows on an open flame. Delicious!
Future of Silver Lake Reservoir Could Be with the L.A. River

Future of Silver Lake Reservoir Could Be with the L.A. River

What will be the role of the reservoir after it is decommissioned in 2015? Environmentalists envision a multi-benefit project that would preserve it while also adding to the health ...
An Expanded Marsh Park and Marshmallows on the L.A. River

An Expanded Marsh Park and Marshmallows on the L.A. River

In preparation for Marsh Park's expansion this summer, the agency has prepared a suite of activities meant to entice families and kids down one of the sweetest spots on the Los Ang ...
Burbank City Council Approves Funding for Johnny Carson Park Upgrades

Burbank City Council Approves Funding for Johnny Carson Park Upgrades

In the 21st century, we can rethink our use of water, energy and irrigation to work within nature.
Beer for a Better L.A. River

Beer for a Better L.A. River

What better way to celebrate a trip to the river than downing a good brew dedicated to the waterway itself?
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