Post by donaldperry on Dec 14, 2017 5:33:01 GMT -8
The Los Angeles River is a seasonal stream that runs from Canoga Park in the San Fernando Valley, east and southward through Los Angeles and Burbank and Glendale in its northern reaches, and then heads southward, flowing through Vernon, Commerce, Maywood, Bell, Bell Gardens, South Gate, Lynwood, and finally into the harbor at Long Beach. By the time the City finished confining it to a concrete straightjacket in the 1930s, it almost squeezed the life—and especially the wildlife—out of the river. But in an age of heightened green awareness, L.A. is now counting on the River to revitalize the city. Signs of hope are hard for Californians to find in the recession new year of 2010. But the Los Angeles River restoration effort and its Revitalization Master Plan are proof that legacy projects can persevere.