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  • Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River

    Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River
    The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of it today could not be sharper than at its confluence with the Arroyo Seco, a big, desolate flood-control channel strewn with trash and hemmed by freeways, power lines and railroad yards.
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti seeks rating system for buildings' seismic safety

    Mayor Eric Garcetti seeks rating system for buildings' seismic safety
    Mayor Eric Garcetti wants buildings across Los Angeles to be graded for their seismic safety as part of an ambitious plan to help residents understand the earthquake risks of their office buildings and apartments. Garcetti announced what would be the...

    L.A. River cleanup project sends a current of pride through volunteers

    L.A. River cleanup project sends a current of pride through volunteers
    The Los Angeles River that runs through Andrea Iniguez's Boyle Heights neighborhood looks exactly as it does in the movies, with just a trickle of water, graffiti spray-painted on the concrete walls and no wildlife. But Saturday, the 15-year-old...

    Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken

    Earthquakes leave properties damaged, residents shaken
    When the first jolt hit, Fullerton Mayor Pro Tem Greg Sebourn was on the couch getting his 4- and 8-year-old daughters ready for bed. As Sebourn rushed his screaming girls toward the door, another violent lurch knocked the mayor and one of his daughters...

    Once-tired PacMutual Plaza is prime office space again

    Once-tired PacMutual Plaza is prime office space again
    In a sign that the definition of prime office space is undergoing a dramatic shift, an old downtown Los Angeles office complex — once considered second rate — is now outperforming many of its newer, glitzier competitors. PacMutual Plaza,...