LA River: Revitalization for Stronger Communities


The Los Angeles River flows 51 miles through some the most diverse communities in Southern California. It was the life source that sustained our city’s first inhabitants — the Tongva — and that attracted the forty-four Pobladores who settled the original Los Angeles in 1781. But the river ran wild, and after 115 people were killed in the great flood of 1938  the city’s leadership felt compelled to take action by paving the river into a concrete channel. Read more at