News of the Arroyo

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Drought threatens 'genius' regs that stopped L.A. water grabJune 27, 2016 - Mono Lake in the Eastern Sierras and the program carefully crafted to save it are now in jeopardy due to California's long drought.
Update on regional projectsJune 23, 2016 - County Flood Control officials Chris Stone and Keith Lilley made a report to the La Cañada City Council regarding the implementation of their Big Dig sediment excavation program for the Devil's Gate Dam area in Hahamongna Watershed Park.
What Lake Mead’s Record Low Means for CaliforniaJune 20, 2016 - The long-term impacts of the Southwest drought are becoming very apparent with the new low at the Lake Mead Reservoir on the Colorado River. -
A Magical PlaceJune 9, 2016 - Gary Cowles has dug up some amazing material on Busch Gardens, the early amusement part that lined the eastern slope of the Lower Arryo in Pasadena.
Search and Rescue Missions in Nearby Wilderness Areas SoarJune 8, 2016 - There has been a dramatic rise in the number of mountain rescues this year. Here's the story along with some tips for safe hiking. -
State Lifts Water Restrictions, But Pasadena Says Water Conservation is the New Way of LifeJune 1, 2016 - Conservation is the way of life in Pasadena despite the State Water Board easing restrictions recently.
Forage in the Garden, Not What's Left of the WildMay 31, 2016 - Wild foraging is one of the hottest new trends. People are eager to acquaint themselves with the soul of their local terroir. But there is a major problem in doing so that impacts wildlife.
Transition Pasadena aims to repair what’s broken: Larry WilsonMay 24, 2016 - Transitions Pasadena has a hand-on approach to change as exemplified by the Pasadena Repair Cafe.
Unplugging the Colorado RiverMay 20, 2016 - Is there really enough water for two reservoirs like Lake Powell and Lake Mead on the Colorado River? Experts are now asking that important question. -
These Pasadena residents want to transform the 710 'ditch' into a new communityMay 19, 2016 - Architect Stefano Polyzoides and Mayor Terry Torenek discuss plans for the 50 acre parcel that Caltrans intended to develop the 710 extension. The parcel, if developed, could create 50 million dollars in tax revenue over thirty years for the City of Pasadena.
Fast Work and Purple RainMay 17, 2016 - Larry Wilson identifies a key test regarding local governance: how well is the Arroyo Seco being taken care of? We wholeheartedly agree.
Pasadena backs citywide ban of polystyrene for foodMay 10, 2016 - It's been a long fight, but it's over. The Pasadena City Council has unanimously voted to ban styrofoam. -
Unanimous Vote! — Pasadena City Council Bans Styrofoam Food and BeverageMay 10, 2016 - "A first-hand account of what happened at the last thirty minutes of Pasadena City Council’s meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016, in which the City Council vote to ban polystyrene food and beverage was unanimous."
Some emergency drought rules might be eased, but don't start hosing down sidewalksMay 9, 2016 - “Californians stepped up during this drought and saved more water than ever before,” Brown said in a statement. “But now we know that drought is becoming a regular occurrence and water conservation must be a part of our everyday life.”
Camp PasadenaMay 5, 2016 - Summer camps abound in Pasadena including some that feature the Arroyo Seco.
Kidspace’s new Arroyo Adventure exhibit lets tykes play in the mudApril 30, 2016 - The Arroyo Adventure exhibit at Kidspace Children's Museum gives kids a serious dose of nature.
Volunteers remove tons of trash from Los Angeles River as Earth Month cleanup continuesApril 23, 2016 - Friends of the Los Angeles River organized thousands of volunteers for an Earth Month cleanup of the river.
Making the Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival greenApril 21, 2016 - The Arroyo Seco Music and Arts Festival won't truly be a success unless it is environmentally sensitive.
Goodbye El Nino, hello La Nina, the ‘diva of drought’Arpil 15, 2016 - Disappointed by the Godzilla El Niño? Get ready to be disappointed by La Niña.
How the Rams’ Inglewood Stadium affects business at the Rose Bowl, LA ColiseumApril 10, 2016 - The Star-News analyses the history and the prospects of the Rose Bowl in the light of a new professional football stadium in Ingelwood.
Going Both WaysApril 7, 2016 - An Arroyo Music and Art Festival plus the National Football? Is that the deal? Pasadena Council changes Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance.
Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery – A Priceless Resource for Pasadena and Our RegionSpring 2016 - The Spring 2016 edition of the West Pasadena Residents Association Newsletter features an article about Hahamongna Cooperative Nursery.
County Officials Will Act to Allay Residents Fears About 5-Mile Pipeline to be Dug Through AltadenaMarch 29, 2016 - County officials will discuss their proposal for a pipeline across Altadena from Devil's Gate Dam to Eaton Canyon at a community meeting.
Inner Beauty SalonMarch 28, 2016 - Beneath the 134 Freeway bridge spanning the Arroyo, a wonderful assemblage of people have gathered at Arroyo del Rey, the home of Carol Soucek and Richard King, for insights and intellectual stimulation for more than twenty years. -
South Pas Woman’s Club Urges Donations for Reforestation ProjectMarch 23, 2016 - The Woman's Club of South Pasadena is building support for a tree-planting program in the Angeles National Forest.
Water-Wise GardeningMarch 17, 2016 - The Theodore Payne Garden tour will feature several water-conserving gardens in the local area.
What's Up With All the California Eucalyptus? March 17, 2016 - A brief and entertaining history of the Eucalyptus in California. - - -
How a Monster El Niño Transforms the World’s WeatherMarch 16, 2016 - Here's a good explanation of the global impacts of El Niño and its local effects from KQED. - -
Why El Nino is ‘out of time’ to save Southern California from droughtMarch 14, 2016 - JPL's Bill Patzert is still waiting for a Godzilla El Niño, but while other California regions have been blessed with "normal" precipitation, Southern California is still languishing at about half normal.
Will the Los Angeles River Become a Playground for the Rich?March 9, 2016 - Richard Kreitner of the Nation analyzes the forces at work shaping and stealing(?) the revitalization of the LA River. - -
LA Clouds Seeded to Increase Rainfall for First Time in 14 YearsMarch 8, 2016 - Clouds above LA County were seeded with silver iodide Monday and county officials are looking to try it again with the coming weekend storm. -
Save the fish, save the riverMarch 4, 2016 - A small band of Southern California steelhead trout may be saved by a grant from California Fish and Wildlife. The fish are similar to the steelhead who used to swim in the Arroyo Seco. -
California Water Mandate Extended Through October — February 29, 2016 - In an insightful blog, Robb Barnitt, the CEO of Dropcountr, observes that "Tough leadership from Governor Brown has led to residential water consequences in the Golden State, intended or otherwise."
How Pasadena wants to use recycled water to increase its water supplyFebruary 23, 2016 - A long-awaited plan to use recycled water in Pasadena was approved on Monday night by the Pasadena City Council. The project is "long overdue" in the words of Mayor Tornek.
Save the wild trout of the San Gabriel River: Guest commentaryFebruary 19, 2016 - John Tobin of the Pasadena Casting Club make a plea to expand the work of the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan to include fish protections and enhancements.
Gold Rush S.F.’s water supply switched from barrels to creeksFebruary 19, 2016 - Gary Kamiya offers a brief history of water development in San Francisco.
Rim of the Valley a real victory for local recreationFebruary 18, 2016 - The editors of the Star-News are as excited as we are about the expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the Rim of the Valley, including the urban stretch of the Arroyo Seco and the LA River. -
SoPas Council Asked to Approve Park Assessment ProjectsFebruary 18, 2016 - South Pasadena is putting together its list of projects for a possible upcoming County Parks bond measure.
A new proposal would vastly increase protected Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaFebruary 16, 2016 - Here is Steve Scauzillo's revised and update article on the Rim of the Valley National Recreation Area plan unveiled today by the National Park Service. -
National Parks Service wants a lot more protected land in Los Angeles areaFebruary 16, 2016 - The recommendations of the National Parks Service Rim of the Valley study could lead to a massive expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation
NASA: 4 Billion People at Risk as 'Water Table Dropping All Over the World'February 15, 2016 - A new analysis reveals that global water scarcity is a far greater problem than previously thought, affecting 4 billion people—two-thirds of the world’s population—and will be “one of the most difficult and important challenges of this century.”
Funding flows in for $1.8m removal of downtown Exeter's Great DamFebruary 14, 2016 - Exeter, New Hampshire is going after a dam right in the middle of the historic community with support from the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grant Program, which aims to create healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration. Another antiquated dam. - -
The outdoors are in at Pasadena Museum of California Art: Larry WilsonFebruary 9, 2016 - Two local exhibits highlight the overwhelming grandeur of our region's outdoors.
The Los Angeles River, from Steelhead to SticklebackJanuary 22, 2016 - Tamara Lang takes a trek along the LA River and its tributaries, including the Arroyo Seco, telling the story of the native fish that once graced our region. - -
The Rest of the StoryJanuary 21, 2016 - Stewards of Public Land clear up some of the misconceptions about their concerns regarding archery in the Lower Arroyo.
Rose Bowl sticking with Arroyo music festival, not the NFL: Larry WilsonJanuary 20, 2016 - With the Rams coming back to LA and the Chargers and Raiders both also interested, concerns about the possible role of the Rose Bowl are inevitable. Larry Wilson has the scoop. -
When is the best time to prepare for El Niño?January 15, 2016 - Tim Brick analyzes all the recent hype about Godzilla storms and statements by County Flood officials about the cause of local flood problems.
Meet LA County’s ‘Storm Boss’ who controls rainwater during El NinoJanuary 9, 2016 - A paean to the heroic people at LA County Flood Control who agonize over which element to stress: flood protection or water capture.
When Is the Best Time to Prepare for El Niño?Winter 2016 - Tim Brick offers this opinion piece on El Niño and flood preparation in the Winter 2016 edition of the West Pasadena Residents Association newsletter.
Whose river is it? And whose history?December 23, 2015 - Jenny Price elucidates the concerns many River advocates have about the involvement of Frank Gehry in the LA River restoration program.
Know Your Neighbors: Arroyo ChubDecember 22, 2015 - LA Magazine features the Arroyo Chub and mentions the Arroyo Seco Foundation's 2008 reintroduction of the Chub into the Arroyo. -
Northern California salmon runs stronger than expected on many rivers despite droughtDecember 22, 2015 - On the Mokelumne River -- a central Sierra drinking water source to 1.4 million East Bay residents -- more than 12,000 adult chinook have returned for the fall run so far this year, exceeding a 17-year average of 8,000 fish.
L.A. Remembers It Has a RiverDecember 14, 2015 - The concrete ditch running through the city is a sad joke even in Los Angeles. A revitalization effort decades in the making is getting under way, but will it repeat the mistakes of the past? -
South Pasadena Sewer IssuesDecember 10, 2015 - Twelve South Pasaena sewer spills have reached the Arroyo Seco and the LA River. An overhaul of the SoPas sewer system is now underway.
Will El Niño be able to flush fish invaders out of the L.A. River?December 1, 2015 - Researchers are studying what type of fish currently survive in the Los Angeles in an effort to determine whether native fish will be be better at surviving the harsh conditions there. - -
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