See also: "The Los Angeles River Is A 'Navigable Waterway?' Indeed, According To The EPA."
No more jokes about how the Los Angeles River is more just a soggy trash chute than a place of nature, OK? Got it?
Because as of yesterday, according to Friends of the Los Angeles River, California Governor ... More >>
Boating down the L.A. River has been a rite of passage for journalists and urban adventurers, mainly because it's such a trash-strewn concrete jungle that it presents an ironic challenge.
Traversing the waterway was almost a dare: We dare you to make it down the river without being shot, tagged, or ... More >>
‚ÄčThe Calleguas Creek runs about 30 miles long up near Oxnard, delivering freshwater to Mugu Lagoon, a partially enclosed body of water that is home to several endangered species.
In 2005 and 2006, Ventura County contractor Thomas Staben dumped 40,000 cubic yards of harmful materials - about 2,00 ... More >>
When ravers met politics.It was one almighty party -- a two-day rave that pulled in 160,000 people, saw 60 arrests, and witnessed more than 200 medical emergencies. And it was the last memory for a 15-year-old girl who soon after died of an ecstasy overdose.
In the wake of the controversy ov ... More >>
Sam BlochThe Great Wall of L.A.'s collaborative spirit of muralmaking on display at its restoration ceremony Saturday. Video cameras were everywhere.
Ernestine Jimenez is gazing over a chain link fence at a painting of a pachuco in his underwear. It's a depiction of the Zoot Suit Riots of 194 ... More >>
Dana Rohrabacher‚ÄčL.A. Councilwoman Janice Hahn voted today to overrule the Harbor Commission, siding with Gambol Industries in their long-running battle to build a new shipyard at the Port of L.A.Hahn was the only council member who showed up to today's hearing at the Trade, Commerce and Tourism C ... More >>
Councilman Ed Reyes.Los Angeles city Councilman Ed Reyes is proposing to decriminalize non-motorized boating in the Los Angeles River. A motion to direct city officials to work with county and federal authorities to study the issue was introduced to the full council Tuesday.
The move follows ... More >>
Operators of a public venue pulled the plug on an Eastside rave this weekend, ostensibly as a result of unruliness at the massive Electric Daisy Carnival event at the Los Angeles Coliseum -- and the subsequent death of a 15-year-old girl who had attended the party.
The Whittier Daily News re ... More >>
Compton Creek, an eight and a half-mile trickle of water that miraculously runs through some of L.A. County's grimiest landscapes, is a significant step closer to receiving an ecological makeover. On Wednesday the County Board of Supervisors, prodded by South L.A. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, unan ... More >>
Yesterday a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked a slight, cautious return of native environment toWikipedia the Sepulveda Basin, in the form of Bull Creek's revitalization. The "ecosystem restoration project," as it's known in bureau parlance, provides about 28 acres of aquatic and riparian habitat as it ... More >>
The Center for Biological Diversity cares as much about the unarmored threespine stickleback as it does a cathedral forest of trees, which is why it is reinventing the environmental movement and could be saving Southern California in the process.