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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...

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.

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.

First Flush, First at the Scene of the Crime

Liz Crosson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Liz Crosson

Although it doesn't rain often in Los Angeles, when it does, it pours. In less than 20 days a year, LA averages about 15 inches of rain. And the major riverine artery of LA, the Los Angeles River, is one of the fastest and steepest flowing rivers in an urban environment.

Ready To Kayak In LA?

Julia Wasson | Posted 10.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Julia Wasson

The award-winning documentary Rock the Boat -- Saving America's Wildest River tells the story of a 52-mile kayak trip, masterminded by Heather Wylie -- a trip that helped save our river.

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: Rollin' Down The River

Posted 06.03.2013 | Los Angeles

For many LA natives, the Los Angeles River was an eyesore, an afterthought or an embarrassment. Now, for the first time since the 1930s, a 2.5 mile st...

Los Angeles County Water Pollution and the U.S. Supreme Court

Steve Fleischli | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Steve Fleischli

By doing the right thing, Los Angeles County officials, like many of their counterparts around the country, would learn that embracing green infrastructure is not only good for public health and smart environmental policy.

Celebrating Our Namesake River: We've Come a Long Way L.A.!

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 11.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Lisa Kaas Boyle

We've come a long way L.A. since 2006, when pioneering river enthusiasts were forced out of the water with their canoes by helicopter cops who warned it was against the law to recreate in the L.A. River.

DISGUSTING: Thousands Of Raw Sewage Spilled In LA

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.15.2012 | Los Angeles

It was a brown, lumpy river that must have reaked to high heavens. Approximately 5,500 gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Arroyo Seco in South ...

Announcing The Corps Network 2012 Projects of the Year

Levi Novey | Posted 05.23.2012 | Green
Levi Novey

Each year The Corps Network honors Service and Conservation Corps whose accomplishments and projects exemplify the positive role that Corps serve for individuals and communities nationwide.

PHOTOS: Legalizing Access To The LA River

AP | By NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 10.27.2011 | Los Angeles

By NOAKI SCHWARTZ, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Paddle beneath an overpass and for a moment the concrete flood-control channel that shackl...

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...

Canoers Cited For Boating On LA River

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Members of a Canadian folk-rock band have been cited for canoeing down the Los Angeles River before an approaching storm. Police ...

The WSJ Explores Los Angeles Noir

wsj.com | NEAL POLLACK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Pick your poison, noir tourist, and the City of Angels will intoxicate with its beauty-on-the-edge-of-gloom aura and time-bubble pit stops. Pop by dow...

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.

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...

A New Chapter for the LA River

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Antonio Villaraigosa

There was a time when the Los Angeles River ran freely along a flooded plain, and the lands surrounding it were lush and fertile. Now the river is barricaded by concrete. It doesn't have to be this way.