Profit motives may hamper the efforts to save the last open remaining unprotected open space along the L.A. River within the San Fernando Valley.
The proposed expansion would go a long way to ensure access to green space and better health for park poor, income poor communities.
Last week the Departures production crew headed out on a little field trip eastward to Azusa at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
The Santa Monica Mountains are L.A.'s backyard, but for children of color living in poverty with no access to a car, they may as well be worlds away.
What used to be a seedy, insecure lot has now been transformed into a half-mile of recreational area on the north bank of the Los Angeles river.
Many of us played with Legos as a kid...so what's it like to visit Legoland as an adult?