||Save Hahamongna ... again||May 16, 2013 - Hugh Bowles comments on Pasadena's Hahamongna plans in a letter to the Pasadena Weekly.
||Piece of Mind: Council dodges politics of plastic bags||May 9, 2013 - Carol Comaci decries LCF council refusal to even consider the topic of plastic bags and pollution.
||Cyclists Pedal Across Figueroa and Colorado to Promote Bike Lanes||May 6, 2013 - Cyclists tour Highland Park and Eagle Rock to show support for bike lanes on Colorado and Figueroa.
||Build Delta tunnels for all of California: Editorial||May 5, 2013 - The Star-News and the LA Newspaper Group decry narrow regionalism and call for moving ahead with the Delta tunnels and the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.
||Sediment Management Strategic Plan Completion & Reservoir Maintenance Update||May 2, 2013 - LA County Flood Control District has released the long-awaited Sediment Management Strategic Plan.
||Steps Toward a Healthier Delta||April 29, 2013 - The Public Policy Institute of California has issued a report and series of recommendations on how to better manage California's critical water hub, the Bay-Delta. This report is timely, coming during the issues of the final report on the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan.
||How trout are 'rewilding' both rivers and children||April 25, 2013 - In London "A fish-restocking programme is bringing this deeply mysterious animal back to cities and 'rewilding' the children who breed them."
||California hasn't spent safe-drinking-water funds, EPA says||April 19, 2013 - "The state has failed to spend $455 million in federal funds and isn't adequately managing the program that dispenses money intended to improve water quality in rural communities, U.S. officials say."
||What Do the Birders Know?||April 19, 2013 - Brian Kimerling sings the glories and fascination of bird-watching.
||Field of Green||April 17, 2013 - Environmentalist Hugh Bowles claims victory after city ends plans to build a soccer facility in Hahamongna Watershed Park
||Larry Wilson: Plunging in where the Arroyo Seco and L.A. River meet||April 7, 2013 - Larry Wilson takes a trek down to the Arroyo Seco Confluence and analyzes its status and potential.
||Slaking a Region’s Thirst While Cleaning Its Beaches||April 7, 2013 - The New York Times covers new approaches to cleaning up contaminated runoff that is fouling the ocean and beaches of Los Angeles County.
||Study Proposes L.A. River-Arroyo Seco Confluence as an Urban Riverfront Landscape||April 4, 2013 — USC student Yingjun Hu trained his eyes on this infrastructurally tangled space and proposed an urban riverfront landscape that would provide continuous green space, while still balancing the complex systems that exist in the area.
||Plant Oaks in Hahamongna for Earth Day||April 4, 2013 - The public is welcome to a reforestation event in the Hahamongna Watershed Park woodland April 13.
||Sid Gally: Bridging the Arroyo Seco a feat of engineering||March 31, 2013 - Sid Galley reports on the origins of the elegant Colorado Street Bridge spanning the Arroyo in Pasadena.
||JPL Parking Relocation Temporarily Closes Trail||March 29, 2013 - A new parking structure on the east side of the campus will be built so the current Arroyo lot can be open space, the Pasadena Star-News reports.
||JPL parking lot, soccer field project to be removed from Hahamongna Park||March 28, 2013 - Hahamongna Watershed Park is set for big changes in the near future. The massive JPL parking lot at the top of the basin will be relocated, and Pasadena is hoping to move the controversial soccer field formerly planned for the middle of the basin to nearby Muir High School.
||Removal of JPL parking lot will benefit Arroyo users||March 27, 2013 - Construction of a parking structure on JPL property will enable removal of the existing 1100-space lot, returning a significant areaback to the natural state of the Arroyo watershed.
||EPA Survey Finds More Than Half of the Nation’s River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition||March 26, 2013 - The EPA has released the results of the assessment of the health of streams and rivers in the US with alarming results.
||Construction on the Four Level Interchange||March 22, 2013 - Scott Harrison presents a fascinating pictorial display of the construction of the four-level cloverleaf interchange of the Arroyo Seco Parkway and various other freeways.
||17-year-old girl killed, young man injured after falling 200 feet in Eaton Canyon||March 22, 2013 - Dangerous conditions near Eaton Falls have taken another victim. This article details recent accidents there.
||Arroyo Seco Foundation's Annual Hahamongna Walkabout Adds Recreational Stations||March 21, 2013 - This year Hahamongna Walkabout features the recreational opportunities that rare natural spots like Hahamongna offer.
||Soccer field proposal for John Muir High School gets mixed reviews||March 15, 2013 - Pasadena plans for developing a soccer field at Muir High School instead of at Hahamongna Watershed Park run into the dreams of the organizers of an organic farm on the Muir campus to expand onto the same site, which is now a softball field.
||Pasadena mulls moving Hahamongna soccer field to Muir campus||March 8, 2013 - Pasadena is considering moving the proposed soccer field from Hahamongna to Muir High School. The proposal will be reviewed at two upcoming meetings.
||This Weekend: Art in the Arroyo||March 7, 2013 - From Depression-era realism to postmodern pastiche
||Larry Wilson: Mixing peds and bikes on Rose Bowl loop||March 5, 2013 - A discussion on Pasadena'a policies concerning multi-modal recreational users of the Rose Bowl Loop
||California Drought 2013: January, February Were Driest On Record||March 1, 2013 — The monthly snow survey, anticipated by farmers and municipalities who depend on snowmelt to supplement water supplies, showed Thursday what everyone has known: despite a few good dumps the state hasn't received the kind of major storms needed to ease water managers' worries.
||Past, Present, Future||February 28, 2013 - South Pasadena celebrates 125 years of history as told by Kevin Uhrich and Justin Chapman.
||Proposed Hahamongna Athletic Field Could Move to John Muir||February 26, 2013 - "The project would use a $1 million grant that would require work to be done on the field by June 2015, the Pasadena Sun reports."
||Tim Brick||February 23, 2013 - Mademoiselle Gramophone pays tribute to former Metropolitan Water District Director Tim Brick as his successor is named by the Pasadena City Council.
||Pasadena gets possession of Desiderio site||February 23, 2013 - Pasadena is taking possession of the former national guard site located under the Colorado Street Bridge.
||To Control Floods, The Dutch Turn to Nature for Inspiration||February 21, 2013 - "The Netherlands’ system of dikes and sea gates has long been the best in the world. But as the country confronts the challenges of climate change, it is increasingly relying on techniques that mimic natural systems and harness nature’s power to hold back the sea."
||Pasadena officials seek compromise on controversial soccer field proposal||February 20, 2013 - Pasadena officials are now looking to Muir High School as the site for a new soccer field instead of the flood basin in Hahamongna Watershed Park.
||LADWP MARKS 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST WATER FLOWS FROM THE EASTERN SIERRA||February 13, 2013 - It was one hundred years ago today that water first flowed into the Los Angeles Aqueduct in the Owens Valley.
||Timeline: Rose Bowl renovations||February 9, 2013 - The Pasadena Sun feature the timeline for the Rose Bowl renovations.
||Pasadena might ax Rose Bowl nonprofit||February 9, 2013 - The cost for the Rose Bowl rehab now in progress was significantly understated, and the project is now $30 million short.
||Franklin Students Seek $110,000 Prize for LA River Project||February 6, 2013 - "The students are one of fifteen finalist for their study of storm water pollution in the Los Angeles River."
||Cherry Canyon Park volunteers remove ivy and plant native species||February 6, 2013 — Volunteers from La Cañada Flintridge Trails Council, Theodore Payne Foundation and Arroyo Seco Foundation plant California native plants at the Owl Trail entrance in Cherry Canyon. The city of La Cañada Flintridge is partnering with the Theodore Payne Foundation to remove the invasive, non-native ivy in the canyon and install California native plants, such as lilac, sage, toyon, and currant, for erosion control at the entrance to the wild land area. This will help maintain the biological integrity of the area.
||The very nature of the city||February 4, 2013 - "Making a life in Los Angeles is about learning to find the strange, unexpected beauty amid the ugliness, about watching from newly transformed Debs Park as a hawk rides thermals over a vast expanse of freeway."
||Pasadena opens its first 'bicycle boulevard'||February 2, 2013 - Pasadena unveils it's first "bicycle boulevard" on Marengo.
||California Irrigation Changing Weather Patterns in American Southwest||February 1, 2012 - A remarkable study of the effects of irrigation in California's Central Valley on the Southwest is offered by University of California at Irvine hydrologist James Familghetti.
||City to the West to Be Affected By Closure of La Verne Water Plant||January 28, 2013 - "Pasadena City Council has declared a Level 4 water shortage emergency and has banned outdoor watering while repairs are made to its Weymouth Treatment Plant in La Verne."
||Environment Club holds community planting in Arroyo Seco||January 26, 2013 - The South Pasadena High School Environment Club hosted its second community planting at the local Arroyo Seco Wildlife Park
||Northeast L.A. Communities to be Envisioned as a Riverfront District||January 24, 2013 - The NELA Riverfront Collaborative is a cross-disciplinary and cross-agency effort to build an identifiable Northeast Los Angeles Riverfront District along an eight-mile stretch of the river.
||Arroyo Seco Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Project presented to city council||January 22, 2013 - Arroyo Seco Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Project in review phase for conceptual design
||Supervisors get earful about stormwater fee, postpone action for 60 days||January 16, 2013 - Hold on, the County Supervisors say, in response to massive protests about a new storm water fee the Flood Control District seeks to impose on LA County property owners.
||L.A. County supervisors defer vote on storm water cleanup fee||January 16, 2013 - "Nearly 200 people speak out at board hearing on a proposed ballot measure for a parcel fee to combat storm water pollution, most of them opposed."
||Two Water Supply Visions for Southern California||January 15, 2013 - Santa Monica Mayor Pro Tempore raises about the best water strategy for Southern California and comes down firmly on the side of conservation and local community investment.
||The US water paradox: falling demand, less money for infrastructure||January 8, 2013 — "The US water paradox: falling demand, less money for infrastructure
Declining demand for water across the western US has created funding problems for systems that rely on volume sales to repay infrastructure costs."
||ASF wins $3.3M grant for Hahamongna||Winter 2013 - A short description of the $3.3M grant from the Integrated Regional Water Management Program to the Arroyo Seco Foundation and the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project. -
||$1.1 Million Award Bridges the Gap in San Fernando Valley L.A. River Greenway Trail||January 4, 2013 - A river trail and greenway is taking shape in the San Fernando Valley due to the efforts of local groups and Community Conservation Solutions.
||County seeks parcel fee to pay for projects to combat urban runoff||January 3, 2013 — County officials are pushing for a ballot measure that would impose a new parcel fee on property owners to raise about $290 million a year for initiatives to reduce storm and urban runoff pollution.
||NFL teams interested in moving to Los Angeles face February 15 deadline||January 1, 2013 — With a February deadline fast approaching, no NFL team has indicated an interest in moving to Los Angeles or to the Rose Bowl this year.
||Rose Bowl as temporary home of an NFL team? Many neighbors say 'No.' ||December 31, 2012 - There are a lot of concerns and opposition to the prospects of a National Football League team using the Rose Bowl in the Arroyo even for a temporary stadium.
||Rose Parade wonders of a century ago||December 30, 2012 — Sid Gally reviews the Tournament of Roses from one hundred years ago.
||OP-ED: In an arid land, managing our thirst||December 27, 2012 - Wade Graham wades in on the potential to save water in the Colorado River by managing the reservoirs more effectively, shifting water from Lake Powell to Lake Mead to reduce evaporation. -
||Man Rescued Monday After Water Rises in the L.A. River||December 24, 2012 - Firefighters pull the man out of the water using an inflatable boat. He appeared fine, but was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
||Rose Bowl renovation expenses soar $42 million as UCLA waits patiently||December 22, 2012 - The Star-News provides an in-depth view of the renovations now being made to the Rose Bowl. - - -
||Pasadena takes note of Eagle Scouts' Hahamongna upgrades||December 20, 2012 - Project is in the city's territory, but the county Parks and Recreation Department cares for it, says spokeswoman.
||L.A. River Revitalization: A Century-Old Idea's Time Has Come||December 19, 2012 - Think LA River Revitalization is a new idea? Let's got back 100 years and see what the visionaries were saying then.
||Putting Tap Back on the Map: The Benefits of Public Water||December 17, 2012 — Bottled water costs 750 to 2,700 times more than tap, but millions of people pay for the privilege of drinking what is essentially tap water. While their choices may instantly slake their thirsts, it is also sucking Mother Nature dry.
||Rain gardens capture water before it becomes urban runoff||December 15, 2012 — The shallow depressions are surrounded by dirt berms and planted with climate-appropriate flowering plants. More than 185 of the gardens have been installed in northeast San Fernando Valley yards.
||'La Boheme': Hillary Danner's vintage Craftsman in Highland Park||December 14, 2012 — Though some folks feel bogged down by heirlooms, trapped by the weight of family history and expectations, Hillary Danner's Highland Park house feels very much like a celebration of the old -- a 1904 Craftsman that glows with vintage charms.
||Colorado River water supply to fall short of demand, study says||December 13, 2012 - "The federal report predicts a drier future for the seven states that rely on the Colorado for water. A range of solutions, some impractical, are proposed" - - -
||Supply Shortages Looming: Colorado River Basin Water Supply & Demand Study||December 13, 2012 - A federal report details a significant gap in water supplies on the key Colorado River system. -
||New Report: Growing Water Scarcity Presents Major Challenges||December 11, 2012 - "As numerous western states are considering massive new water supply projects, a new Ceres report is suggesting caution." -
||Poisoning the Well: How the Feds Let Energy and Mining Companies Pollute Underground Water||December 11, 2012 - Scientific American unearths a remarkable record of federal exemptions for energy and mining companies to contaminate ground water basins that supply more than half the nation's drinking water. -
||Why Rivers No Longer Burn||December 10, 2012 - The Clean Water Act is one of the greatest successes in environmental law.
||Water bond needs slimming down||December 9, 2012 - George Skelton wades in on the water bond that has been floating around since 2009 and is scheduled again to be on the ballot in 2014. Slim it down, he says. - -
||Public comment should matter in master plan||December 9, 2012 - Dianne Patrizzi writes a letter regarding the public comments on the Hahamongna Multi-Use/Multi-Benefit Project environmental impact report; Pasadena staff has recently announced that they will provide no formal response to those comments.
||New L.A. Bridge Calls for Public Review||December 5, 2012 - Comments are being sought for the environmental review of the North Atwater Bridge over the LA River; comments are due by December 28.
||LA River Group One Step Closer to Redeveloping Lincoln Heights Jail||December 2, 2012 - The LA River Revitalization Corporation is pushing ahead with plans for the old Lincoln Heights Jail site.
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