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Neighbor Spotlight: Atwater Village woman focuses neighborhood attention on L.A. River

ATWATER VILLAGE– Karen Barnett stumbled upon Atwater Village out of pure luck. She was house hunting and happened to find one that offered everything she wanted, a neighborhood with a walkable lifestyle. After moving into the neighborhood in 2012, the business owner became involved in her community and sits on the Atwater Village Neighborhood Council Board and is the Chair of the AVNC River Committee Read More »

Time to take a Slow Ride for safety on the L.A. River path

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Christine Mills is a fan of the L.A. River Path, having ridden her bike on it many times. But, as a pedestrian on the path, Mills has been frustrated and angered by what she describes as the rude and careless behavior of cyclists who race past. After an elderly neighbor was badly hurt after being hit by ... Read More »

Councilman tells competitive cyclists to steer clear of the L.A. River Path

ELYSIAN VALLEY –– The recent bike vs. pedestrian crash that left an elderly woman badly injured on the L.A. River Path has officials reminding the public that the narrow path must be shared by cyclists and pedestrians.   But one type of cyclist, says Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, is not welcome on the path: competitive cyclists.  In a letter released this ... Read More »

Feds expand flood risk zone in Atwater Village and Elysian Valley

The Army Corps of Engineers said that more than 3,000 properties – most of them in Atwater Village and Elysian Valley – are at risk during major flooding along the L.A. River, says the L.A. Times. That’s much higher than previous estimates and means more property owners will have to buy mandatory  flood insurance and developers might be forced to ... Read More »