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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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To Fish or Not to Fish in the L.A. River

To Fish or Not to Fish in the L.A. River

Those without a license might want to think twice before wetting a line in the L.A. River.
Sunnynook River Park Opens Along the L.A. River

Sunnynook River Park Opens Along the L.A. River

The new park joins several other parks and parklets that have opened along the river in recent years.
Metrolink Agrees to Health Risk Assessment for Elysian Valley Residents

Metrolink Agrees to Health Risk Assessment for Elysian Valley Residents

There has been growing concern that Elysian Valley residents are continually exposed to unknown quantities of diesel particulate matter from Metrolink's maintenance facility.
Report Pollution in Your Neighborhood with Heal The Bay's Hotline List

Report Pollution in Your Neighborhood with Heal The Bay's Hotline List

Residents can report sewage spills, clogged storm drains, illegal dumping, or other similar issues by consulting the contact numbers listed, by neighborhood, on the site.
13th Annual L.A. River Ride Honors Councilman Reyes, Previews New Bikeway Plan

13th Annual L.A. River Ride Honors Councilman Reyes, Previews New Bikeway Plan

What better way to see how much things have changed than with a L.A. River-adjacent bicycle ride?
Making Room for the Los Angeles River: Learning from the Dutch

Making Room for the Los Angeles River: Learning from the Dutch

Environmentalists in Los Angeles worked with Dutch experts to see if the L.A. River could help the city become more resilient to climate change.
Lingering Thoughts on the Los Angeles River: A Q&A with Jenny Price

Lingering Thoughts on the Los Angeles River: A Q&A with Jenny Price

Jenny Price is bidding L.A. goodbye, and we chat her about the river, her thoughts on its future and her time in Los Angeles.
Get Your Feet Wet: L.A. River is Now Open for Recreation

Get Your Feet Wet: L.A. River is Now Open for Recreation

The natural-bottomed Glendale Narrows section of the river, between Fletcher Drive and San Fernando Road, is now open for recreation until Labor Day.
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