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Citizen Scientists Help Extend L.A. River Fish Study

Citizen Scientists Help Extend L.A. River Fish Study

A 2008 study concluded that fish in some parts of the L.A. River were actually healthier and lower in mercury and toxins compared to those found in the ocean. Now, with the help of ...
Lillard Outdoor Classroom

Lillard Outdoor Classroom

How do you play the L.A. River at Lillard Outdoor Classroom?
Woody and Buzz: Landscape Motifs in the San Fernando Valley

Woody and Buzz: Landscape Motifs in the San Fernando Valley

Cowboy iconography is deeply woven into both the domestic and commercial landscape of the San Fernando Valley, and nearly as ubiquitous are landscapes evocative of astronauts and p ...
Two Books for Asian Pacific Heritage Month: The Yellow Door and Terminal Island

Two Books for Asian Pacific Heritage Month: The Yellow Door and Terminal Island

Entering Asian Pacific Heritage Month, this week L.A. Letters spotlights two new books that reveal little-known history about Asian-Americans in Southern California
The Riot Inside Us

The Riot Inside Us

A celebration in Leimert Park of "urban black female poet" Wanda Coleman is cause for rumination about the recent events in Baltimore -- and here.
Picnic and Birding Along the River on Bird L.A. Day

Picnic and Birding Along the River on Bird L.A. Day

Events range from serious sessions geared toward advanced birders, to fun activities for families such as pop-up picnics with photo classes on shooting nature and wildlife.
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