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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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LA River Boat Race Returns with Costumes, New Course, Good Times

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Grab those water socks and head on down to the Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone for the 2nd Annual LA River Boat Race on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Honorary boaters will hit the water starting at 11:30 a.m., with Los Angeles City Council River Committee chair Mitch O’Farrell welcoming the official racers at noon. Read More »

How recycling fishing line can save L.A. River birds

Black fishing line recycling tubes were installed along the L.A River. | William Preston Bowling/FoLAR

The death of a blue heron named Mr. Fred, which had become tangled in fishing line along the L.A. River, has prompted the creation of a program intended to save other birds from a similar fate. The Friends of The Los Angeles River recently installed fishing ... Read More »

Found in Elysian Valley: Small white dog [updated]

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Found small white dog, approximately 1 year maybe less. Running through Elysian Valley7/5. No collar or tags on her. was very dirty when found, she got a nice bath. Seems to be pretty young, maybe under a year. Checking today for microchip. Would love for her ... Read More »

Vehicles collide near Elysian Valley school

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ELYSIAN VALLEY — A car and a pickup truck collided this morning near Dorris Place Elementary as students were arriving on campus. Parent Jennifer Deines took photos of the collision on Riverside Drive near Altman Street that took place at about 8 a.m.  It did not ... Read More »

City prepares to tighten the rules of Elysian Valley development

New Elysian Valley apartments rising next to the L.A. River.

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Developers and investors have discovered Elysian Valley, the narrow riverfront community packed with small homes, warehouses and artists studios. After many residents have expressed concern about gentrification and over development, the Planning Department has unveiled a set of changes that would would reduce the height and size of new projects proposed for a strip of commercial parcels that front the L.A. River

Elysian Valley wants recycled water pipe put someplace else

Dorris Place Elementary

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- A proposal to build a two-mile-long pipeline to bring and irrigate Elysian Park with recycled water seems like a good idea in a time of severe drought. Installing that pipeline, however, would require digging up the streets of Elysian Valley as well as the popular L.A. River path, triggering opposition among residents, some of whom want the pipe rerouted to avoid the "mess" of construction.

LAFD responds to Elysian Valley crash

Crash at Stadium Way and Riverside Drive

ELYSIAN VALLEY —  At least two vehicles collided this morning  near Riverside Drive near Stadium Way. Jennifer Deines snapped photo the scene after 8 a.m. after LAFD had arrived on the scene. No word on injuries but Deines said they appeared to be minor. Read More »

Music & art space headed to Elysian Valley

Jean-Francois Soubiran (left) & Jesse Peterson opening Elysian Valley performance space with Mia Todd

ELYSIAN VALLEY — As a teenager, singer and songwriter Mia Todd used to practice at her father’s art studio in Elysian Valley near the L.A. River. Now, Todd is returning to the neighborhood to open a performance space and cafe with her husband and a partner involved in a former New York music and art venue known as Zebulon.