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November 20, 2013 | By Richard Simon
WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is breaking new ground - or waters - in lobbying federal officials to support a $1-billion project to restore a stretch of the Los Angles River. He's taking Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on a kayak ride on the river Thursday. Garcetti, on his first trip to Washington as the city's chief executive last month, visited Capitol Hill and the White House in a push for a restoration project that is more than double the cost of the one recommended by the Army Corps of Engineers, even talking up the project with President Obama.
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March 23, 2007 | Steve Harvey
Frank Mulvey of West Hollywood found it in the newspaper -- a story about the mayor of Los Angeles urging "the City Council to join him in requesting the Park Commission to consider the beautification of the Los Angeles River bed." But Mulvey found it in the March 27, 1934, edition of the old Los Angeles Examiner. The matter's still being considered, 73 years later, by the local politicos, Mulvey points out. Meanwhile, the Ol' L.A. River, that Ol' L.A.
NEWS
October 22, 1987 | MARTHA L. WILLMAN and STEPHANIE O'NEILL, Times Staff Writers
After hearing widespread opposition to the proposed Angeles Pipeline that would run beneath city streets, Glendale officials on Wednesday said they are prepared to suggest an alternate route for the crude-oil transport system. Glendale Councilman Carl W.
OPINION
August 11, 1996 | Jan Chatten-Brown and Mark Ryavec, Jan Chatten-Brown, an environmental attorney, represents the Friends of the L.A. River.; Mark Ryavec is a member of the board of directors of the American Ocean Campaign
County residents have one last opportunity to transform the Los Angeles River from a concrete storm channel into an urban waterway and recreational playground. A $300-million plan to top off the river's levees with another four feet of concrete along 21 of its 43 miles has been put on hold. The higher walls would have effectively foreclosed plans for re-greening the river. Unfortunately, the concrete may still pour unless the Board of Supervisors abandons a simplistic approach to flood control.
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September 10, 1996 | MAGGIE BARNETT, Times Staff Writer
Sixty years ago, the Los Angeles River wound untamed from its origins above the San Fernando Valley through downtown Los Angeles, and emptied into the sea at Long Beach. Beginning in the 1930s, however, the Army Corps of Engineers began lining the river channel with concrete to control the flooding that regularly devastated parts of Los Angeles and the Valley and to prevent the waterway from changing course and flowing into inhabited areas after heavy rains.
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October 24, 1991 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A plan to build a $5.1-million bike path from North Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles--and encourage a new breed of two-wheeled commuters--won the endorsement Wednesday of the City Council and county transportation commission. Both groups, meeting separately, urged state transit authorities to allocate $300,000 for preliminary planning on the 16-mile project, which would attempt to divert commuters from clogged freeways onto a 12-foot-wide route for bikes next to the Los Angeles River.
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April 28, 1991 | JIM HERRON ZAMORA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The blue grosbeak flew into a willow tree and half a dozen bird watchers were all atwitter. The violet-blue male grosbeak is only about the size of a fist, but to bird watchers, it was a big deal. "That's the bird of the month," gushed Dan Cooper as he led fellow birders through the Sepulveda Dam Recreation Area early Saturday morning. "They only migrate through for a short time and they're quite rare." As far as Cooper and his companions were concerned, the rarer the better.
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March 31, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending 18 months of delays and detours, the oldest of downtown's nine bridges spanning the Los Angeles River officially reopened Thursday after a $20-million renovation and seismic retrofitting. Strategically, the Buena Vista-Broadway Bridge links Lincoln Heights with Chinatown and gets heavy use as an alternative to the Pasadena Freeway.
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January 9, 2003 | Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
As a frequent visitor to the Los Angeles River near downtown, Tony Taylor says he has been passed around from agency to agency when he has tried to get vegetation trimmed or graffiti painted over. So it irks him when environmentalists and politicians hold a news conference to announce yet one more beautification project along the river's edge.
OPINION
August 6, 2010 | Patt Morrison
Seriously? You still don't know there's a river in L.A.? That there wouldn't even be a Los Angeles without the Los Angeles River? You haven't been paying attention. And you especially haven't been paying attention to the writer and poet Lewis MacAdams, or to FoLAR, Friends of the Los Angeles River, which he co-founded nearly 25 years ago when the river was pretty much a joke, a nullity, a 50-mile-long paved toilet of a drainage ditch. Decades ago, Los Angeles, just about the chintziest big city in the country when it comes to parks, sold out what could have been an "emerald necklace" of the river and its byways.
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