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February 7, 2012
The River infobox 2/7/12 'The River' Where: ABC When: 9 p.m. Tuesday Rating: TV-14-LV (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14 with advisories for coarse language and violence)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Louis Sahagun
Faced with losing an ambitious $1-billion plan to revamp the Los Angeles River, Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday raised the stakes by offering to split the cost with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The corps, which manages the river as a flood control channel, last year recommended a $453-million package of parks, bike paths and other enhancements to make the river more inviting to Angelenos. It recently informed the mayor's office that it was sticking with that plan rather than pursuing the $1-billion version, known as Alternative 20, that Garcetti backs.
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August 21, 2010
I Curse the River of Time A Novel Per Petterson, translated from the Norwegian by Charlotte Barslund Graywolf Press: 234 pp., $23
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 2014 | Angel Jennings
The Los Angeles River that runs through Andrea Iniguez's Boyle Heights neighborhood looks exactly as it does in the movies, with just a trickle of water, graffiti spray-painted on the concrete walls and no wildlife. But Saturday, the 15-year-old experienced a part of the river that conservationists have been fighting for years to bring back: a majestic channel with ducklings wading in the water, greenery sprouting from the center and water rushing over rocks. "I saw this river and I didn't even know it was the L.A. River," said Andrea, a freshman at Boyle Heights High School.
TRAVEL
February 14, 2010
CRUISES River boat trip As an alternative to traveling with 6,000 of your best friends, I recommend traveling with AMA Waterways and 200 interested travelers. In October, my husband and I cruised on AMA's Amadagio and enjoyed the unique perspective of a river boat cruise. AMA Waterways, (800) 626-0126, www.amawater ways.com . -- Caroline Howse, Thousand Oaks
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2010 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
For months, the rafts that ferry Disneyland guests across the waterway to Tom Sawyer Island have been idle. No children have explored the island's caves, scaled its climbing rocks or run across its bridges. But the island won't be lonely much longer. Park employees will refill the Rivers of America, drained in January for maintenance, this week. The draining took almost a week, at the end of which this question was answered: What do you find at the bottom of an amusement park basin after seven years?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Once Upon a River A Novel Bonnie Jo Campbell W.W. Norton: 348 pp., $25.95 Bonnie Jo Campbell's "American Salvage" was one of the standout books of 2009 — a collection of 14 stories so sharp they made you bleed. In one, a hunter hits a teenage girl with his car on a foggy morning roadside, then must resist the urge to "use her body" while they wait for an ambulance to arrive. In another, a man quickly cycles through his options for dealing with a meth-addicted wife, only to realize, as if he didn't know it from the outset, that he has no choice but to carry on. These are brutal stories, set in rural Michigan (Campbell lives in Kalamazoo)
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October 24, 2009
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2012 | By Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Conservation Corps celebrated the second season of its "Paddle the L.A. River" program last week with a kayaking trip led by its executive director and a local assemblyman. More than 1,000 people made the 1.5-mile trip along the river this summer, a spokesman for the group said, and organizers are hoping to expand the program next year. "For every person who sees the river and experiences it, we create something positive," said Bruce Saito, executive director of the conservation corps.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2012 | By Kate Mather and Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
A second day of searching showed no sign of the 6-year-old boy swept down the Merced River in Yosemite National Park, one of two brothers caught in a deadly current during a family hike along the park's most popular trail. The boy's 10-year-old brother was pulled from the water shortly after the two were swept away after wading in a rough area of the river, according to park rangers. Despite resuscitation efforts by another park visitor and rangers, he was pronounced dead. The brothers, who were visiting the park Wednesday with extended family members from Southern California, were about a mile into their hike when they decided to cool off in the river, park spokesman Scott Gediman said.
SPORTS
April 6, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
The thought has crossed the mind of Clippers Coach Doc Rivers . Should he hold out All-Stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in any of the four regular-season games the Clippers have left? "Yeah, I have, but I don't know if I'll do it or not," Rivers said. "But it's a thought. We do have this interesting schedule, where we play a game. We have two days off. That's unusual. " The Clippers don't play again until Wednesday against Oklahoma City at Staples Center and then again Saturday against Sacramento at home.
SPORTS
April 3, 2014 | Helene Elliott
Seventy-seven games and a Pacific division title into this season and Clippers Coach Doc Rivers is still learning about who and what he has - and how far this team might go. He knows tendencies and traits from watching slumps and hot streaks. He has collected cold, hard facts by observing players' reactions to adversity and good times. The picture is becoming clearer for Rivers, but it still wasn't complete after a late push by the Clippers fell agonizingly short in a 113-107 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday at Staples Center.
SPORTS
March 30, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
MINNEAPOLIS - Sunday was a day of rest and no practice for the Clippers, giving Glen Davis time to reflect on his run-in with Coach Doc Rivers and allowing Blake Griffin time to get more treatment for back spasms. The drama-filled moments from Saturday night's game between the Clippers and Houston Rockets also included reserve guard Jamal Crawford suffering from a sore and tight left Achilles' tendon. Davis had gotten into an argument with Rivers during the game Saturday night and was eventually escorted off the bench and into the Clippers' locker room after Rivers told the team's security to remove his backup power forward.
SPORTS
March 29, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
HOUSTON  - Even as the Clippers try to prepare for the playoffs that they will be in for the third consecutive season, it's not an easy task. It's a difficult challenge for the Clippers because of the uncertainly of whom they might face in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. The Clippers, who have eight regular-season games left, could play any of four teams in the West because of all the jockeying that's still going on for playoff positions. Because things are so fluid, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said he now looks at the West standings more than he did in the past.
SPORTS
March 29, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
HOUSTON  - Losing All-Star power forward Blake Griffin with back spasms had already put the Clippers in a tough predicament, but it got more difficult when Coach Doc Rivers grew so upset at Glen Davis that he had the backup forward escorted from the game. The Clippers just pressed on, walloping the Houston Rockets yet again, 118-107, Saturday at Toyota Center, to sweep their four-game season series. Even with Griffin and Davis back in the locker room, the Clippers effort in the face of adversity.
NATIONAL
March 27, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
LOS ALGODONES, Mexico - Osvel Hinojosa knew that an infusion of water would bring the Colorado River delta back to life. But in just a few days, a U.S.-Mexican experiment to revive the delta environment has exceeded his expectations. The water is running deeper, faster and wider than anticipated in a channel that was once bone-dry. Hinojosa has spotted hawks, egrets and ospreys flying above the newly flowing water. He's even seen beavers. "It's just amazing to see that we can recover the river and see it alive again," said Hinojosa, water and wetlands program director at Pronatura Noroeste, a Mexican water conservation group.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2011 | By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
Chinua Achebe's "Chike and the River" reads with the directness of a folk tale, even though it's set in the modern world. Originally published in 1966, eight years after the author's landmark novel "Things Fall Apart," it is the first of his four children's books, the story of a boy named Chike who yearns to cross the Niger River, for no other reason than to see what's on the other side. Achebe is one of the signal figures of contemporary African literature, a writer who put the continent on the literary map. "Things Fall Apart," his first novel and still his masterpiece, traces with delicate acuity the clash of traditional and Western cultures through the figure of a man, Okonkwo, caught between the old ways and the new. His battle to preserve not just his identity but also that of his village is tragic and heartbreaking, for he is doomed by the very attributes that in another time might well have served him: his sense of his position, of his responsibility and, ultimately, his sense of self.
SPORTS
March 26, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
NEW ORLEANS - When Clippers Coach Doc Rivers was asked Wednesday night about the chances of J.J. Redick returning to play with the team on this trip, Rivers left the assembled media confused with his answers. Redick was on the court shooting before the Clippers played the New Orleans Pelicans, but he still missed his 21st consecutive game because of a bulging disk in his back. Redick will be with the Clippers on the entire five-game trip and Rivers was asked if he would play.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
It's a quandary Clippers Coach Doc Rivers would love to face. J.J. Redick comes back from the bulging disc in his back that has sidelined him since early February, giving the Clippers a full complement of players. Who would Rivers put in his starting lineup in addition to regulars Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan? It would "most likely" be Redick and Matt Barnes, Rivers said Monday. "If we think someone else is better suited, we'll do that," Rivers said, "but that would be a good lineup for us. " It doesn't appear to be a lineup the Clippers will trot out soon.
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