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Jennifer Price

Eight Excellent Reasons Not To Cheat on Your Taxes

Your government at work. Eight new public initiatives (among many) that have been or will be essential to river restoration: Proposition A (1992, 1996). The county’s big parks bond, a crucial early funding source, continues to make projects possible — from North East Trees parks and Maywood Riverfront Park to......

Like Water for Concrete

THINK "WORLD PEACE," "INFORMATION AGE," "ICE CREAM" -- "watershed management" may be a dry term, but few two-word phrases promise so much to so many. L.A.'s water troubles, in brief: too little water in the L.A. basin, too much floodwater in the rivers. Flood control -- or L.A.'s approach to......

Downtown

Photos by Lenore LevinePrevious stop on tour: The Glendale Narrows THE RIVER'S DOWNTOWN STRETCH HAS SEEN THE FEWEST changes so far -- and has inspired the biggest projects and greatest hopes. To restore the river through the city center has enormous practical and symbolic implications. Downtown is just one of......

In the Beginning

Photos by Leor LevineLOS ANGELES IS GATHERING AT THE RIVER. What is the L.A. River? For decades, that was Angelenos’ most common question about it. But you’ve heard of it now, and know something is happening. And yet you might not know where it is, exactly. Or what, exactly, is......

The Valley

Photos by Leor Levine THE UPPER L.A. RIVER IS THE LEAST urban-industrial stretch, and the most affluent. It's also among the slowest for restoration projects -- but here you'll find Ventura Boulevard, the Industry and the only still-wild miles. The headwaters begin officially, without a lot of ceremony, next to......

The Glendale Narrows

Photos by Leor LevinePrevious stop on tour: Canoga Park WANT TO SEE THE FUTURE? THE GLENDALE NARROWS HAS a non-concrete bed for eight long miles, full of lush greenery. The logically scenic setting for the most new parks, it's the best place to go to envision a greenway through the......

The South

Photo by Leor Levine Previous stop on river tour Downtown. IN SOUTH L.A., WHERE THE CONCRETE RIVER CHANNEL EXPANDS TO FREEWAY width, the communities are among the city's poorest, least white, most heavily industrialized, absurdly park-deprived and basically environmentally besieged. The L.A. River Greenway will bring greenery, public space and......