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Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods explores L.A. River

Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods explores L.A. River
Glendale resident Sarita Vidal and her springer spaniel, Jeni, cool off in the Glendale Narrows area of the Los Angeles River last month. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

A month after federal officials recommended a $453-million restoration of the Los Angeles River, the nonprofit group L.A. Commons has organized the free Festival of Neighborhoods to highlight the ways in which the river connects the city.

The third annual Found L.A: Festival of Neighborhoods on Sunday will consist of 17 events to lure people out of their own environs, including a tour of Judy Baca's half-mile-long mural in the Tujunga flood control channel, the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve in Encino, the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey, Amir's Garden in Griffith Park, Compton Creek, Judson Studios in Highland Park and Hansen Dam.

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The Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition will host a bike path tour at 3 p.m. beginning at Oso Park in Elysian Valley and concluding at the Golden Road Brewery alongside the river.

Guided tours run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants can register for tours online.

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