River Musings - an LA River blog
Viewing entries posted in August 2011
Posted by on 31 August 2011 | 0 Comments
LA River Rev just got our first donation through @1percentFTP so awesome!
Posted by on 23 August 2011 | 0 Comments
On Thursday August 4, starting at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, The LA Urban Rangers lead an activity-filled hike to America’s most famous forgotten river. Participants journeyed through the riparian corridor of art, industry, and infrastructure to explore the past and future of the L.A. River in Downtown and its place in the megalopolis’ watershed.
Posted by on 20 August 2011 | 0 CommentsRest in Peace Peter Berg, advocate for bioregionalism
Posted by on 20 August 2011 | 0 Comments
Let's Talk River
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Posted by on 19 August 2011 | 0 Comments
Thanks Kate for being an awesome summer intern. So glad Deputy Mayor Romel Pascual was able to recognize you for your great service to the City of LA and the river.
Posted by on 8 August 2011 | 0 Comments
What an incredible day for the LA River. Today was the official launch of the Paddle the LA River program. Bruce Saito, head of the LA Conservation Corps and board member of the LA River Revitalization Corporation, led the ceremonial paddle. He was joined by Colonel Toy of the US Army Corps of Engineers, and partners from Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, The River Project, Urban Semillas, LA River Expedition, Friends of the Los Angeles River, and City Councilmembers tony Cardenas and Ed P. Reyes. Learn more at Paddle the LA River.
Posted by on 1 August 2011 | 0 Comments
The Economist took a look at (and more than a few swipes at) Los Angeles and its river in its print edition.
Where once it had recycled mountain rain into a vast aquifer underneath, its hard bottom now ushers occasional floodwater right out to sea. The aquifer is small and shrinking, and has long ceased to provide water to Angelenos (aqueducts, the result of California’s notorious “water wars”, instead pipe water in from afar). In terms of urban architecture, the river plays no role at all.
Ouch. And, oh really? We here at River Musings are not alone in questioning the writer's conclusions. Check out the story -- and the lively discussion in the comments section -- in the online version here.
And for a thorough rebuttal to the idea that the LA River is dead and plays no role in our fair city, all you need to do is click through this web site. There's revitalization and recreation and history and, if you can't get out there to see it for yourself, we've even set up a virtual tour.
Meanwhile, in other river news:
After two long years of construction, the Colfax Bridge over the LA River is officially (yep, there was a ribbon cutting) open. Details and pix at Studio City Patch.
The waters of Echo Park Lake will soon wend their way to the Pacific via the LA River, as the city drains the lake for some much-needed maintenance. Some interesting historical details at Jesus Sanchez' fine blog, The Eastsider LA.
An interesting meditation on LA's downtown and the projects fueling its transformation, in the publication Retail Traffic, of all places.