| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Ashlee Keeney can't pinpoint what the water in her house smells like, but she says some liken it to licorice.
"There's a distinct smell," she told the Los Angeles Times. "It's a strong odor but it's hard to put a finger on what it is actually."
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:14 PM
About 3 million barrels of crude are being loaded into the southern section of the Keystone XL pipeline as operators prepare to start operations next month, even as environmental critics continue to assail the safety of the project and lament legal...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 10:35 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has rejected legal claims by environmental groups that sued Caltrans and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in hopes of stopping construction of a controversial freeway bypass in Willits, Calif.
The four-lane bypass...
| Oct 23, 2013
Re "Reviving the L.A. River," Editorial, Oct. 17
As I stood at the confluence of the Los Angeles River and Compton Creek recently, I had to remind myself that this concrete channel was in fact a river. I applaud your call for the U.S. Army Corps of...
| Oct 27, 2013
In the late 1930s, in response to a pair of deadly floods, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to control the unruly Los Angeles River, which had, over millenniums, shifted its course innumerable times on...
| Dec 1, 2013
A pop-up book and a smartphone prop. A pretty little poncho and a sturdy, stylish tripod. A comfy new pillow and a little lamb that lulls you to sleep. These are some of the finds that just might wind up on your wish list — or your shopping list for...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:04 PM
There's been a lot written on improving the concrete, channelized, litter-strewn Los Angeles River. No doubt the river could use some improving, but there's also a lot of misplaced nostalgia.
To hear some people talk about restoring the river, you'd...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 10:18 AM
The Times' architecture critic, Christopher Hawthorne, wrote Wednesday that the Los Angeles River is "the last great source of new green space in Los Angeles, a city notoriously short on parks."
Efforts are underway to transform the river -- some...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This summer marks a moment of truth for the Los Angeles River.
On Tuesday, the leaders of the nonprofit L.A. River Revitalization Corp. used a riverside press conference at North Atwater Park to trumpet its plan to complete a continuous bike path and...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Officials on Thursday cleared a homeless encampment along the San Gabriel River in South El Monte as part of a multi-agency operation.
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies combed through the bushes to remove the encampments, including trash and other...
| Sep 18, 2013
While Los Angeles moves through the 21st century, much of its landscape remains locked up in 1940s concrete. The storm drain and flood channel that was and will again be the Los Angeles River is a case in point.
The good folks at the U.S. Army Corps...