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Paddle Into History in the First Los Angles River Boat Race

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Still can't imagine a race in the L.A. River that doesn't involve cars, motorcycles and a film crew? Too strange to be true? Here is more about the race from George Wolfe, the founder and president of L.A. River Expeditions, the event organizer.

You Recognize This Place From Something... But What?

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Travel

Stark concrete. Trickle of water. Art Deco bridges. You recognize this place from something... but what? It's The Los Angeles River, and it has snu...

Los Angeles: After the American Dream

Patricia Echeverria | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Patricia Echeverria

It's time to re-write our dreams: to revisit our personal and collective narratives. The hope for upward mobility is dead, at least amongst our youth....

The Gritty Landscapes of Roberto Gutierrez

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 08.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

His paintings in this context are classic L.A. noir, straight out of James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential, and often rendered from photographs that are sometimes blurry and spotty, which is also incorporated into the painting to give it a more authentic feel.

What's a Party Without a Purpose?

Jason Foster | Posted 07.22.2014 | Impact
Jason Foster

Throughout Los Angeles, there's a growing movement of organizations doing community outreach through events and programming. I am hoping that this trend becomes a staple of non-profit work in the future.

MCLA Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Los Angeles

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

We all have a social responsibility to continue the defragmentation process if this city is to become a world-class city, and whatever your tools and strength may be, that should become your weapon of choice.

LA River Restoration Plan Draws Complaints From Sherman Oaks

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 03.16.2014 | Los Angeles

One of the last major pieces of legislation dealing with the Los Angeles River restoration drew renewed complaints Monday from residents about how far...

The LA River at a Crossroads

Jack Skelley | Posted 03.08.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

The mayor and all top California elected officials, plus 10,000 petition-signers, are pushing Alternative 20. It alone has the power to leverage the river the way cities such as San Luis Obispo or San Antonio do: as a central urban artery and park system, that is also a healthy ecosystem.

The Ulysses Guide to the Los Angeles River

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

I never bothered to understand it's natural navigation course, it's history, it's development, it's flora and fauna, and now it's redevelopment and master plan, until the various conversations I had with Chris Brand.

The Current State of Muralism (Part IV)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Chicano street graffiti had always been considered uncultivated, lowbrow, and subversive, yet this type of urban artwork was present in ancient civilizations like: Greece, Rome, Egypt, Turkey, and Mesoamerica.

A (New) River Runs Through It

Zev Yaroslavsky | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles
Zev Yaroslavsky

For longtime Angelenos, the Los Angeles River has represented little more than a concrete scar across the county. Although largely justified in the past, that perception has failed to keep pace with the river's emerging new realities and its potential to become one of the grandest urban greenways in America.

WATCH: The LA River Welcomes You

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.21.2012 | Los Angeles

Did you know the LA river features bike paths, kayaking, equestrian communities and varied bird life? Even though it's concrete, the river is a natura...

WATCH: An Homage To The LA River

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 09.12.2011 | Los Angeles

For those Angelenos that still view the Los Angeles River as depressing, sewage-like infrastructure -- boy, do we have something for you. Videographer...

Rock the Boat: Interview With L.A. River Activists Who Made History and a Movie

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 08.23.2011 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Rock the Boat is a documentary about a small band of environmental activists who decide to challenge the system and navigate the Los Angeles River,

Woman Falls 20 Feet Into LA River To Retrieve Pet Bird

Studio City, CA Patch | Mike Szymanski | Email the Author | 2:11pm | Posted 07.21.2011 | Los Angeles

A Studio City woman fell 20 feet into the concrete culvert of the Los Angeles River near the Vineland Avenue Bridge Saturday morning trying to rescue ...

PHOTOS: Could The River Unify Los Angeles?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.16.2011 | Los Angeles

The LA River Field Guide, which was just released a few weeks ago, features "Departures: LA River," an interactive collection of interviews, video, ma...

Your Comprehensive Guide To The L.A. River

KCET | Posted 07.03.2011 | Los Angeles

Whether you're visiting it for the first time or the hundredth, the Los Angeles River has something for everyone to enjoy. Our comprehensive guide wit...

Paris Has Its Seine, Vienna Has Its Danube, London Has Its Thames and We (Lucky Us) Have Our L.A. River

Lisa Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Adams

Screw developers. I'm thinking about the L.A. river's ability to offer a haven for thoughtfulness and a deeper way of considering one's transitory time here on this planet.

LAPFD Flotilla Takes on LA River (With Gary Leonard Photos)

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

On September 5, ten brave paddlers took to the waters of the Los Angeles River. They drifted, paddled, scraped, and dragged along in canoes and kayaks of various kinds.

EPA Declares River 'Traditional Navigable Waters'

latimes.com | Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson on Wednesday declared the entire concrete-lined Los Angeles River channel "traditional navigable waters," a design...

WATCH: Rafting Down The LA River

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via NBC LA: Last month we wrote about the Hidden LA River Tours with Jenny Price, but if a walking exploration of the Los Angeles River is too tame fo...

PHOTOS: How LA Can Stop Spending $1 Billion A Year On Water

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

UPDATE: Below, we had originally quoted Jenny Price as saying Los Angeles spends $200 billion a year for 1 billion gallons of water. In fact, the figu...

Reclaiming Open Spaces in Our Urban Landscape

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

President Obama launched the America's Great Outdoors Initiative to develop a conservation and recreation agenda that would use community-based soluti...

Stranded Dog Rescued From Raging LA River (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

(Text From AP) LOS ANGELES - A helicopter has hoisted a dog to safety after being stranded more than an hour in the Los Angeles River. A firefighter ...

Los Angeles Fire Heroes Rescue Dog From Raging LA River (Video)

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

In an amazing act of valor, the Los Angeles Fire Department air rescue unit rescued a dog from the raging waters of the Los Angeles river after days of torrential downpours.