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Monday, January 16, 2017

Environment

Tree topples on Atwater Village van [updated]

ATWATER VILLAGE —  A large tree fell on a van on Tyburn Street near Glenhurst Avenue today as a storm moved through the area. Crews from the L.A. DWP were on the scene this morning but workers were still trying to clear up the mess tonight. ... Read More »

Pint-sized forest takes root in Elysian Park

ECHO PARK — Volunteers and city officials gathered in Elysian Park on Saturday morning to plant about 100 trees. It’s part of an effort to reforest the park, where hundreds of trees are dead and dying from drought and disease. However, it will be quite a ... Read More »

A Monarch butterfly born and bred in Silver Lake

SILVER LAKE — Sandy Driscoll is doing her part to save Monarch butterflies. Last year she planted Milkweed in her yard to create an attractive butterfly habitat.  This week she provided an update and photo: ere is a male Monarch that I released this week. First one that ... Read More »

In memory of a Mount Washington street tree

MOUNT WASHINGTON — The cutting down of a large street tree on Avenue 45 near Marmion Way prompted someone to create a memorial to the same tree. Candles and flowers have been placed on the tree stump and a poster hanging on a nearby fence asks “Why?” ... Read More »

Atwater residents complain about L.A. River barrier blight

ATWATER VILLAGE -- Temporary flood-control barriers were installed along the L.A. River in January as an emergency response to forecasts of heavy El Niño rains. Those rains, however, never came. But those “temporary” barriers still stand on the east bank of the river in Atwater, and there’s no final word as to when they will be removed. Meanwhile, some residents complain that the barriers have attracted tagging, trash and has even made it difficult to bird watch. Read More »