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The River as a Backdrop

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 Hollywood has long been fascinated by a vision of the Los Angeles River as a landscape of decay and abandonment. Films such as Grease, Chinatown, the Terminator and many, many others have used the channelized river to create a post-apocalyptic image of the city.


The L.A. River Plays Itself
A selection of films shot on the concrete banks of the river.

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In Remembrance of Arts Journalist and Advocate Ed Fuentes

Collaborator and friend James Daichendt remembers Ed Fuentes, a longtime advocate of the arts, who passed away this week.
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The San Gabriels: The Remarkable History of L.A.'s Threatened National Monument

An exploration of the rich history and culture of the San Gabriel Mountains and its eponymous river.
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Is Los Angeles Finally Legalizing Street Vending?

Trend-setting entrepreneurs versus “illegal” street vendors is a confusing dichotomy that has become the center of many conversations.