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The L.A. River’s water quality problem; upgrade planned for East L.A. senior center

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News & Notes From Across The Eastside

  • L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez said cleaning the water in the L.A. River should be a priority as officials have proposed spending $1.6 billion to revitalize the waterway. “I would definitely go kayaking,” James Alamillo from Heal the Bay told Lopez. “But I would not go swimming or wading in the water.”
  • The county Board of Supervisors approved $600,000 in repairs and upgrades to the Salazar Park Senior Center in East Los Angeles. The funds will cover roof repair, updated air conditioning, heating and lighting as well as improvements to kitchens and restrooms. The project is one of several upgrades planned for the park on Whittier Boulevard, according to a statement by Supervisor Hilda Solis.

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