On December 10th, 2010, Departures held a StoryShare in Elysian Valley where the Departures team collected locals' stories about the Los Angeles River. One of the recurring themes were reminiscences about what the river was like when our interview subjects were children. These are some of their stories. For more stories - or share yours - go to StoryShare.
Above are several video stories from residents within Elysian Valley describing their childhood experiences playing along the LA River.