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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.
Imagining Life Along the Water, From Japan to L.A.

Imagining Life Along the Water, From Japan to L.A.

Despite being away from Los Angeles, I found myself thinking about the many ways a river can become part of a city's life.
Army Corps Reveals Details on Sepulveda Basin Recreational Zone, Seeks Public Comment

Army Corps Reveals Details on Sepulveda Basin Recreational Zone, Seeks Public Comment

The proposed program this year will offers guided and unguided tours of the Los Angeles River between Memorial Day through early-to-mid September, from sunrise to sunset.
Three Perspectives on the Riverside Figueroa Bridge

Three Perspectives on the Riverside Figueroa Bridge

We checked in with three of the major players in the debate to ask what future they see for the Riverside Bridge.
A Proposal for Every Mile of the L.A. River

A Proposal for Every Mile of the L.A. River

Cal Poly Pomona students have been working on their own discrete mile of the river, attempting to understand the nuances of each small part that makes up the 51-mile whole.
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.
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