Funding to re-green the concrete river could bring $1 billion, or just $444 million
Ballona Wetlands, the last major tidal marsh in Southern California, has been the center of a furious recent debate pitting environmental groups against Annenberg Foundation and state agencies, who want to construct a huge building there. Now, a mysterious underground drain system installed by deve ... More >>
Army Corps homophobia may have prompted destruction of 40 acres of habitat
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 >>
Once-Disgusting Venice Grand Canal is a living wetland again
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 >>
A tense battle over erecting a "hands-on" museum and more parking on a shrinking band of green
A September 22 election in Council District 2 may shake all the way to downtown
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 >>
Lawbreaking kayakers try to change an urban river's sad course
In search of the Emerald City
Uncovering our wet and wild past. Is it safe, or even possible, to let the water flow again?
Remapping the land- and soundscapes of L.A. (and beyond)
A look at what the rest of the world is saying
George W. Bush and his fatherís failed federal agency
In a city famous for gangs and hardcore rap, its hard to imagine how a heron soaring above you can improve your life
Southern Californiaís last wild river gets a national spotlight, but will it matter?
Andy Lipkis speaks for the trees. Now he wants to solve our water problems too.
How Do People Live in This World?
Dealing with the polluting ways of world trade
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.
From Griffith Park to Downtown
From Canoga Park to Griffith Park
An introduction to and brief history of the river
From flood control to watershed management
Los Angeles, past and future
Like it or not, Playa Vista is getting built
The Mullinax Report chronicles incompetence in high places. And retells an old story.
Legal gauntlet begins with hearing next week
Does Alatorre have a future?
A Gray-Water Adventure on the Mighty L.A.
Development proceeds despite federal court order
Making nature safe for equestrians
Repairing downtown, riparianly