Journalist Patt Morrison on the Past, Present, and Future of the LA River | KCET
Journalist Patt Morrison on the Past, Present, and Future of the LA River
Award-winning journalist and radio reporter of the Los Angeles area, Patt Morrison is also known for her best-selling book, Rio L.A.: Tales from the Los Angeles River. In it, Morrison talks about her personal discovery of the Los Angeles River. It is an affectionate account that stresses the importance of the landmark to the city, despite Los Angelenos' unawareness of its significance. An environmentalist and active champion of the river, Morrison was recently awarded the H. David Nahai Water Quality Award for her work reporting on the enforcement of storm water regulations in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
There’s a growing entrepreneurial drive that’s galvanizing restaurateurs to open up shop in L.A. neighborhoods at risk or in the midst of gentrification. If they do it right, however, owners can help lessen the negative effects that come with that change.
The first Sambo’s Pancake House opened on June 17, 1957 in downtown Santa Barbara. However, no matter how hard they worked to foster a welcoming atmosphere, there was a large portion of the population who would never feel “at home” at the restaurant.