Calendar Item: Hear presentations for Taylor Yard makeover on Wednesday

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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

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KCET

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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