"My story is about train noise and train air pollution with the diesel and trying to get those things stopped."
“We would come down to the river and they would have tadpoles, frogs, and all kinds of fish, little and big fish.”
My family moved to Studio City November 1941 when I was 2 years old. The then unpaved river was a source of adventure, fish, crayfish, egrets and herons plus firewood, sand and gr
“I would like to collect a large bucket full of frogs, bring them home, stroke their throats one at a time...”
“Everyday, I'd take the Metrolink into Downtown LA and I remember it would pass over a bridge and I'd see the big white monolith of the LA River.”
“The thing I really like about this area is that you really deal with people, people respond to you...back at the Rose Bowl, I'd run past people and there would be nothing...
“The river was so never a part of the equation, it wasn't even a part of your mindset. It wasn't like 'I live next to the river' ”
“The river pathway has been its [Elysian Valley] de facto main street for sometime.”