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Urban River Parkways are a Cost-Effective Cure for the Public Ill

A new study reveals the many health benefits associated with urban river parkways, such as what L.A. is trying to realize by the 51-mile Los Angeles River.

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Los Angeles State Historic Park Gets an Overhaul; Community Concerned about Future Programs

Los Angeles State Historic Park Gets an Overhaul; Community Concerned about Future Programs

New features include a welcome pavilion, a citrus grove, and a wetland area, as well a flexible event space that could be used for concerts -- which has got some residents worried.
'Lost Rivers' Documentary Tackles Hard Questions for River Revitalization

'Lost Rivers' Documentary Tackles Hard Questions for River Revitalization

Angelenos might think L.A. is the only one with such a strange relationship to their waterways, but a new documentary says otherwise.
Los Angeles River After the Storm

Los Angeles River After the Storm

There are two important issues that face Los Angeles during and after a big rainstorm.
Two L.A. River Recreational Zones a Possibility This Summer

Two L.A. River Recreational Zones a Possibility This Summer

While a permanent rec zone is being planned for Glendale Narrows, other parts of the L.A. River are slowly making progress.
Filmmakers Get an Easier Ride Navigating Through L.A. River Bureaucracy

Filmmakers Get an Easier Ride Navigating Through L.A. River Bureaucracy

The most challenging aspect of working along the L.A. River is making sense of its many jurisdictions. But filmmakers may have an easier ride navigating through the bureaucracy.
New Report Fuels Fears for Decreased Water Protection in the L.A. River Watershed

New Report Fuels Fears for Decreased Water Protection in the L.A. River Watershed

The report could result in stretches of the L.A. River receiving less regulatory oversight and become vulnerable to relaxed regulations for water pollution.
Security Issues Hamper Public Opening of Ed P. Reyes River Greenway

Security Issues Hamper Public Opening of Ed P. Reyes River Greenway

Ed P. Reyes River Greenway was completed last October, yet still remains closed off to the public.
Community Called Upon to Help Design L.A. River Veteran Tribute Park in Van Nuys

Community Called Upon to Help Design L.A. River Veteran Tribute Park in Van Nuys

The contrast between the natural river and man-made flood protection structure is a precious educational opportunity the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and DakeLuna Consulants is h ...
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