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Monday, January 16, 2017

Los Angeles River

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 »

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

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 »