On December 4th, 2010, KCET Departures participated in the opening of the Elysian Valley Pedestrian/Bike Path by holding a StoryShare to collect people's personal histories and anecdotes relating to the Los Angeles River.

Click below to view their stories:

Raul Gamboa

Aaron Thomas

F. Scott Wilson

Marsha Cifarelli

Liz Reday

Nishith Dhandha

Michael Lehrer

Norman Ludlow

David Zaith

Gil P.

Jesus Gomez

Patricia Perez

Raul Martinez

Susan Rocha

Michael Pisano

David de la Torre

Kathleen Kimborough

Mike Sonksen / Mike the Poet

Steve Appleton

Carol Armstrong

Michelle Mowery

Kevin Break

Erik Alcaraz

Claudia Cruz

Matt Huffman

Alan Dymond

Deborah Weintraub

John Baltz

Reymundo Dominguez

Ferdy Chan

Carlos Rodriguez

Yvonne Bartlebaugh

Maureena

Jeffrey Tipton

Joe Ibarra

Grove Pashley

Jim Burns

Liebe Gray

Sue Talbot and Jozie

Barbara Monahan Burke

Tom LaBonge

Ryan Griffin and Friends

Arthur Langdon


Along with Councilmember Ed Reyes, KCET Departures invited the public to share their LA River stories through the Departures' StoryShare initiative on December 4th, 2010.


Departures StoryShare is an ongoing series of community recording events aimed at capturing the stories of individuals who have strong personal memories and history attached to their neighborhoods. Our goal is to create a collective narrative cartography of neighborhood stories by exposing the subjective and personal history through the eyes of community members.

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What? Councilmember Ed Reyes was not even at the event. And, most of the kids that said they were from Elysian Valley were not.