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Bullet train route across Big Tujunga Wash meets growing opposition

Bullet train route across Big Tujunga Wash meets growing opposition

The Big Tujunga Wash, among Southern California’s most powerful and least developed rivers,  is at ground zero of a growing political battle over the route the California bullet train would take as it enters the Los Angeles basin.

The wash carries more than 5 billion gallons per year along a section that has endangered species, protected habitat, parks and equestrian trails. In big winter storms, giant boulders roll down the river bed, attracting  spectators to its banks.

It is here — at the junction of Shadow Hills, Lake View Terrace and other small enclaves of the northeast San Fernando Valley — that the California High Speed Rail...

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