Days tick off for Army Corps unveiling of L.A. River possible makeovers

Take a look at that raging L.A. River, bottom left, in the previous century. (Courtesy Library of Congress)

Take a look at that raging L.A. River, bottom left, in the previous century. (Courtesy Library of Congress)

As the Army Corps readies its public unveiling of four revisions of the L.A. River, take a look at this insanely nostalgic set of 25 photos of the pre-concrete river at Curbed L.A. Just how much concrete will come out will be a matter of public debate, even in this time of diminishing federal dollars, so get ready to comment. I’ll list a link once it’s available.

Also, we’re closing in on Labor Day and the end of the recreation zone pilot project. Walt Young of the  MRCA says that all went well  from the quasi-public agency’s view, which is good news for the zone’s renewal next year.

So, if you haven’t wetted that fly line yet, get out there!

See you on the river, Jim Burns

@jimgoesfishing

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Quick Mends: Big week for the L.A. River

Rep. Adam Schiff (D.-Burbank) called on MetroLink to commission a health risk assessment for its Taylor Yards facility. (Jim Burns)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D.-Burbank) called on MetroLink to commission a health risk assessment for its Taylor Yards facility. (Jim Burns)

The opening of the rec zone Memorial Day generated a plethora of coverage, both from the blogosphere and MSM. Take a look:

Los Angeles Times

KCBS

CNN

KABC

KCET

The EastsiderLA

Southern California Public Radio

Laist

L.A. Weekly

Also, last week Rep. Adam Schiff (D.–Burbank) held a press conference to demand a Taylor Yards health assessment from MetroLink. Elysian Valley residents have forced changes to the agency’s maintenance facility, which appears in the lower-right frame, but a health assessment measuring the amount of diesel particulate matter in the air and its effects hasn’t yet occurred.

See you on the river, Jim Burns