Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Los Angeles River

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 »

Why taking a dip in the L.A. River may be hazardous to your health

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Heading down to the L.A. River this summer? Maybe you should avoid getting wet, according to a water quality study conducted in Elysian Valley and other parts of the river. The study by the environmental group Heal the Bay found high levels bacteria in the water, prompting the group to warn visitors to limit their contact with the water and avoid swimming or dunking your head in the water. Read More »

L.A. Olympic Village won’t have an Eastside address

Rendering of proposed Olympic Village in Lincoln Heights | LA2024

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — Last year the organizers of L.A.’s bid for the 2024 Olympics surprised and excited many with the concept of building an Olympic Village on the Piggyback rail yard next to the L.A. River.  But today the organizers announced a change in plans. Instead ... Read More »

Atwater Village’s big green line


ATWATER VILLAGE — The temporary flood control barrier being constructed along the L.A. River has been going up at a pretty fast clip. In only a few days time, the sand-filled barrier, made from wire mesh and green fabric, had already stretched from about Fletcher Drive ... Read More »