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Competing water uses may leave L.A. River high and dry; roadside birth in Atwater Village

River: There are growing efforts to tap the L.A. River for stormwater or treated water as part of conservation efforts. However, doing so will eventually leave the river dry for several months of the year, disrupting plans to use the waterway for recreational and support wildlife, according to a UCLA study. “It’s going to be a tough tightrope to walk,” said Mark Gold, who spearheaded the study. “If we go all in on water recycling and stormwater infiltration and capture, then there’s not going to be enough water left for a thriving river.” L.A. Times

Baby On Board:  A pregnant woman who was riding in a car delivered a girl on the side of the road in Atwater Village earlier this month. Firefighters who arrived at the scene cut the baby’s umbilical cord and took the mother and child to a hospital. Glendale News-Press

Homeownership: High real estate prices, immigration status and insufficient credit history are some reasons that explain why so few Boyle Heights residents own a  home.  The homeownership rate in Boyle Heights is 23%– significantly lower than the 34% homeownership rate in neighboring East Los Angeles and 48% in El Sereno. KCET

New Planner: Emma Howard, a community and neighborhood planner from New York, has been hired to serve as Senior Planning Deputy for Council District 4, which includes Los Feliz and portions of Silver Lake. Howard replaces Julia Duncan, who left the council staff to work for the city’s Planning Department, said Councilman David Ryu in a statement.

Real Estate: Historic Homes in Highland Park and Echo Park, Plus a Glassell Park Modern from Tracy Do (Sponsored)

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  1. Low/no credit, undocumented status, linguistic isolation, low education levels and a median income of 32k make it difficult to buy a home in Boyle Heights/Los Angeles? Who would have believed?!?!?!?! SMH.

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