6HWbNHN-show-poster2x3-c7tgE2Y.png

Artbound

Start watching
MJ250sC-show-poster2x3-Bflky7i.png

Tending Nature

Start watching
Southland Sessions

Southland Sessions

Start watching
Earth Focus

Earth Focus

Start watching
5LQmQJY-show-poster2x3-MRWBpAK.jpg

Reporter Roundup

Start watching
City Rising

City Rising

Start watching
Lost LA

Lost LA

Start watching
Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Learn about the many ways to support KCET.
Support Icon
Contact our Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams.

Elysian Valley Community Comes Out for L.A. River Bike and Walk Event

Support Provided By
NELABIKE_24.jpg
NELA-logo-thumb-148x97-48224

The NELA River Collaborative project builds upon the growing momentum of efforts already underway to transform the Los Angeles River into a "riverfront district" and to create a focal point of community revitalization. For more information visit www.mylariver.orgKCET Departures is the media partner of the Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront Collaborative.Between the thundering roar of the 5 freeway and the serene Los Angeles River lies the neighborhood of Elysian Valley. Home to roughly 8,000 residents, this community has the distinction of having the L.A. River as its own backyard and playground. This section of the river is known as Glendale Narrows, one of the few natural, soft bottomed sections of the river, and home to many species of ducks, mallards, and herons. The L.A. River Greenway Trail, part of the National Recreation Trails program, runs along the winding eastern edge of the neighborhood, dotted with pocket parks.

Marsh Park, located near the north edge of the neighborhood, came alive last Saturday with an event that brought the community together. Hosted by the Northeast L.A. Riverfront Collaborative, the event attracted local residents, bikers, walkers, visitors, curious onlookers, and community organizations, with a bike ride and a walk, educational activities related to the L.A. River, a bike-powered music station, local food vendors, and more, culminating with a free outdoor screening of the cult-favorite "Beetlejuice," with the river serving as backdrop.

KCET Departures was there with the StoryShare video crew, capturing the memories and stories of the L.A. River, along with responses to questions on what the L.A. River could be. The videos will be available for viewing in the upcoming weeks.

For now, here are some photos to give you an idea of the great energy that flowed through the park. Stay tuned for more events like this along the L.A. River in Northeast Los Angeles.

NELABIKE_23-thumb-600x398-49946
NELABIKE_22-thumb-600x398-49948
NELABIKE_21-thumb-600x400-49950
NELABIKE_20-thumb-600x400-49952
NELABIKE_19-thumb-600x400-49954
NELABIKE_18-thumb-600x400-49956
NELABIKE_17-thumb-600x400-49958
NELABIKE_13-thumb-600x400-49960
NELABIKE_11-thumb-600x392-49962
NELABIKE_10-thumb-600x400-49964
NELABIKE_09-thumb-600x400-49966
NELABIKE_07-thumb-600x400-49968
NELABIKE_06-thumb-600x899-49970
NELABIKE_05-thumb-600x400-49972
NELABIKE_04-thumb-600x900-49974
NELABIKE_03-thumb-600x400-49976
NELABIKE_25-thumb-600x406-49981

Photos by Yosuke Kitazawa and Justin Cram

Support Provided By
Read More
(LEFT) ER nurse Adwoa Blankson-Wood pictured near the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, wearing scrubs and a surgical mask; By October, Blankson-Wood was required to don an N-95 mask, protective goggles, a head covering and full PPE to interact with patients.

As A Black Nurse at The Pandemic's Frontlines, I've Had A Close Look at America's Racial Divisions

Most of the time, I was able to frame conversations within the context of the virus and not race, telling patients that we were doing our best, trying to be the heroes they kept calling us. But I was dying inside .... It was easier to find solace in my job, easier to be just a nurse, than to be a Black nurse.
The City of L.A. is staging a COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic in Chinatown for senior citizens, in an attempt to improve access to the vaccine among vulnerable populations.

Long-Awaited COVID-19 Vaccine Access Expanding in L.A. County Monday

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 vaccination effort will expand vastly Monday, but health officials said today those workers will have to be patient as vaccine supplies remain limited and staff are trained to ensure only eligible people receive shots.
Photo from above of people waiting in line on a sidewalk.

COVID-19 Pushes Many Indian Employers to Grant Informal Employees New Work Benefits

Bank accounts, housing and fixed wages among new benefits being offered to some of India's vast army of informal workers.