THE COLONNADES ARE COMING
The demolition of the Riv/Fig bridge is revealing the 70 year old colonnades beneath. Kayak Safari owner Steve Appleton is shepherding a project to restore the historical site, extend the bikepath to them and create space for cafes and boat and bike rental shops. His plan also integrates the Riverside ramp of the old bridge into the design creating a river overlook. This is a river design project that I can support.
The Riverpeople- Bernadette returns
I was crashing through the arundo in a slapstick attempt to track a coyote when I stumbled across Bernadette. She visits the river almost every day now to walk her dog or just to visit. She misses sleeping on the river but she understands those days are gone. She showed me a nest that she found on the ground and asked me what I was doing there. “Um… tracking a coyote.” “Why didn’t you ask?” She said. “I’ll take you to them.” And she did. She also showed me where the rabbits live (weirdly close to the coyote den) and a secret place to cross the river.
So many decisions are being made concerning the river by people in offices who have never even wet their feet in it. Bernadette knows every inch of the river, and everything on it, and how they interplay. I told her this and she laughed and said. “I am the River” and was gone.
UNDER THE 2
A bike path through Downtown that would connect the Elysian Valley to Maywood is now closer to reality. On Wednesday, June 25, the City Council voted to advance the construction of the In-Channel Bike Path along the Los Angeles River’s Downtown section.
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Go cart on the left bank of the LA River.
The mystery surrounding the strangest tree in Downtown has been solved. Regrettably, it coincided with the death of the hearty piece of urban greenery.
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351 S. Broadway
I still don’t understand Tumblr.
Hand With Ring
My city, with all its wonders