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Elysian Valley kayaker leaves his disability on the shore

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- “The one that about being in a wheelchair is that you are often looking down on the ground, making sure you won’t run over something, watching for rocks or other obstacles,” says 32-year-old Andy Janicki. “When you are in a kayak, you can look up and all around. It’s a whole new experience that empowers those with disabilities.” Read More »

LA River Boat Race Returns with Costumes, New Course, Good Times

Grab those water socks and head on down to the Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone for the 2nd Annual LA River Boat Race on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Honorary boaters will hit the water starting at 11:30 a.m., with Los Angeles City Council River Committee chair Mitch O’Farrell welcoming the official racers at noon. Read More »

City prepares to tighten the rules of Elysian Valley development

ELYSIAN VALLEY -- Developers and investors have discovered Elysian Valley, the narrow riverfront community packed with small homes, warehouses and artists studios. After many residents have expressed concern about gentrification and over development, the Planning Department has unveiled a set of changes that would would reduce the height and size of new projects proposed for a strip of commercial parcels that front the L.A. River