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An archive of news stories about and related to life in the Arroyo Seco.

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2022-05-17 Understanding Los Angeles: The L.A. River May 17, 2022 - Here's an overview of the history of the Los Angeles River with an analysis of its regional importance.
2022-05-17 Understanding Los Angeles: The L.A. River May 17, 2022 - Here's an overview of the history of the Los Angeles River with an analysis of its regional importance.
2022-02-14 City Council to Consider $1 Million Proposed Contract for San Rafael Treatment Wetlands and Storm Water Capture ProjectFebruary 14, 2022 - Without any prior notice to the public, the Pasadena City Council will consider a $1 million contract for design service for an engineered project that will degrade the natural character of the Arroyo Seco near the Pasadena/South Pasadena border.
2022-02-09 Opinion: California must act to save the Southern steelhead from extinction February 9, 2022 — Why the Southern steelhead is special and needs to be saved.
2019-02-24 County wants authority over L.A. River flood-control channels owned by U.S. governmentFebruary 24, 2019 - Now County Public Works wants to take over all the flood channels in the County because they want more money, er, have done such a good job of their projects, like Hahamongna.
2018-08-14 Rhododendron? Hydrangea? America Doesn't Know AnymoreAugust 14, 2018 ‐ This is a vital need for greater botanical knowledge.
2018-06-23 How Arroyo Seco Weekend infused Pasadena into its festival culture June 23, 2018 - Festival goers at Arroyo Seco Weekend learned a bit about the culture of Pasadena.
2018-04-05 Throwback Thursday - Bicycle Crazy Pasadena 120 Years AgoApril 5, 2018 - The early love for bicycling in Pasadena is recounted by Rick Thomas in the South Pasadenan. Learn about Horace Dobbins elevated cycleway along the Arroyo Seco.
2018-03-29 County Supervisor Barger's Office: Sediment Removal at Devil's Gate Dam Scheduled to Start in OctoberMarch 29, 2018 - A meeting between County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and Mayor Tornek and members of the Pasadena City Council in the basement of City Hall yesterday clarified the status of the massive sediment excavation program that the County Flood Control District has planned for Hahamongna Watershed Park.
2018-03-29 Pasadena City Council Returns City Tree Protection Ordinance Amendment for RevisionsMarch 29, 2018 - The Pasadena City Council is considering toughening the standards and penalties designed to protect local trees. After considering the proposed revised ordinance, the Council sent the motion back to staff for additional revisions.
2018-03-15 Arroyo Seco Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail Opening DelayedMarch 15, 2018 - The plan for the South Pasadena new Arroyo Seco Pedestrian and Bike Trail was to provide a restful respite from threatening cars, but now city officals feel that errant golf balls present a new threat, so the opening of the trail has now been postponed.
2018-03-13 Metropolitan Board Approves $14.7 Million Advertising Contract to Promote Conservation across Southern CaliforniaMarch 13, 2018 - Did you think the drought is over? No, we need to conserve water 365 days a year.
2018-03-09 Opening of Pedestrian and Bike Trail PostponedMarch 9, 2018 - The opening of the bike/pedestrian in the Arroyo Seco in Pasadena has been temporarily called off due to safety concerns on the section near the golf course driving range.
2018-03-07 Construction Set to Begin Today on Enhancements to Lower Arroyo Seco EntranceMarch 7, 2018 - Improvements to the main entrance to the Lower Arroyo in Pasadena are the purpose of a new city construction project.
2018-03-03 Los Angeles' new 'Mulholland moment' for safe and adequate water: Eric Garcetti March 3, 2018 - Does LA have enough water for the future? Mayor Eric Garcetti, but the plan needs to be smart and sustainable, emphasizing local water.
2018-02-22 Arroyo Seco Landslide Causes Traffic Delays February 22, 2018 - A landslide on the slope of the freeway blocked traffic.
2018-02-20 Grocery bags and takeout containers aren't enough. It's time to phase out all single-use plasticFebruary 20, 2018 - It's time to get serious about plastics and the devastating effects they are having on our society.
2018-02-15 The Arroyo Seco was once snubbed for money for local restoration projects. That could soon be fixed. February 15, 2018 - Senator Anthony Portantino has introduced legislation to fix a grave flaw in the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group formed last year.
2018-02-09 Whistling past the climate graveyardFebruary 9, 2018 - Larry Wilson doesn't need his heavy wetsuit to dive into the ocean in February anymore. See? Pruitt is right. Climate change has its advantages.
2018-02-08 La Niña is on its way out. What does that mean for California?February 8, 2018 - Perhaps the record dry conditions that have plagued Southern California recently will end with the departure of La Niña. Hope so. It's been mighty dry during the current "rainy" season.
2018-02-06 Runners, walkers, cyclists and cars in the Arroyo SecoFebruary 6, 2018 - It's like a gust of wind blowing through the central Arroyo in Pasadena. Maybe more like a windstorm, when the peleton of top cyclists glides around the Rose Bowl loop on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. But what's the best way to maintain recreational pursuits and public safety?
2018-02-06 The Arroyo, We've Heard This Before!February 6, 2018 - A two-hour discussion over the future of the Arroyo raised both hopes and concerns from a packed house in the Pasadena City Council chambers.
2018-02-06 Council Approves Funding for One Arroyo Demonstration Project, FundraisingFebruary 6, 2018 - The Arroyo Advisory Group reported to the Pasadena City Council last night and secured $100,000 in funding to start up a new fundraising foundation for a project that will enhance Arroyo trails and connect them.
2018-02-05 One Arroyo Group Readies Demonstration Projects for City Council, Asks for Funds TonightFebruary 5, 2018 - The Arroyo Advisory Group, formed a year ago to give shape to Mayor Tornek's call to enhance the Arroyo, will make their presentation tonight to the Pasadena City Council.
2018-02-05 California Headed Back To Drought, Report SaysFebruary 5, 2018 - The drought never really went away. The latest report is that Los Angeles is back in a severe drought situation.
2018-01-27 A Pasadena Link to South Pasadena's BikewayJanuary 27, 2018 - A forgotten path down the east slope of the Arroyo could provide the link from Pasadena down into the Arroyo to eventually connect to the new South Pasadena Bike Trail.
2018-01-23 The Arroyo Seco Bicycle Path December 2017January 23, 2018 - Take a ride down the Arroyo from a conceptual path near Orange Grove down the east slope of the Arroyo to the new Arroyo Seco Bike Trail in South Pasadena and then down the very real in-channel bike trail through Northeast Los Angeles.
2018-01-23 What does the SCOTUS decision mean for clean water?January 23, 2018 - The Clean Water Rule has important implications for the Arroyo Seco, Tujunga Wash and other tributaries of the Los Angeles River, so this Supreme Court decision offers hope that administration attempts to scuttle the rule will not succeed and that the public right to clean water will be upheld.
2018-01-23 Pasadena's Draft Climate Action Plan: A Key Roadmap to Improve Our Local EnvironmentJanuary 23, 2018 - Here's the long-awaited Draft Climate Action Plan for Pasadena. It details the situation and outlines specific actions you can take to do your share to reduce greenhouse gases. There is still time to offer suggestions for improvements to the plan. Public comments on the plan are due by February 10.
2018-01-17 Editorial: Los Angeles needs open space for wildlife and for our sanityJanuary 17, 2018 - Yes, we can and should make space of wildlife in Los Angeles.
2018-01-14 A retiring Bill Patzert, JPL's ‘Prophet of California Climate,' leaves behind a legacy of ocean research and media appearancesJanuary 14, 2018 - He might be retiring from JPL, but you can still expect to hear a lot more from pithy scientist Bill Patzert about our volatile climate.
2018-01-10 Rain reveals Arroyo Seco's winter characterJanuary 10, 2018 - Reg Green depicts the wondrous winter character of the Arroyo Seco and salutes ASF's goal of retaining its unique character.
2018-01-10 What Abbey's ‘Desert Solitaire' means in these trying timesJanuary 10, 2018 - As the Trump Administration moves to remove protections on rare wilderness land in southern Utah, Edward Abbey's "Desert Solitaire" acquires a new relevance.
2018-01-09 Rep. Adam Schiff responds to parks criticism: LettersJanuary 9, 2018 - Congressman Adam Schiff responds to recent criticism of national parks with a call to move forward with the expansion of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include more portions of the Rim of the Valley Corridor.
2018-01-07 Pasadena wants to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 83 percent, find out howJanuary 7, 2018 - Here's the scoop on Pasadena's Climate Action Plan, including some performance parameters and comments by Greg Gunther and Morey Wolfson.
2017-12-27 Forests are Key to Fresh WaterDecember 27, 2017 - Freshwater ​resources are ​critical to ​both human ​civilization ​and natural ​ecosystems, but ​University of British Columbia researchers ​have discovered ​that changes to ​ground ​vegetation can ​have as much of ​an impact on ​global water ​resources as ​climate change. ​
2017-12-07 Audubon Center break-in ruffles some feathers, but community spirit soars December 7, 2017 - An early morning break-in at the Audubon Center in Debs Park resulted in the theft of $6,000 worth of equipment including computers, binoculars and other items. How sad that such a worthy group should be a victim.
2017-12-05 FEAST formulates fresh plan for flora on FijiDecember 5, 2017 - Students at Occidental College are taking on restoring a campus hillside to native species. The project arose out of a class presented by the Urban Environmental Policy Institute, UEP 246, Sustainable Oxy: Campus Greening.
2017-11-30 Colorado Street Bridge Task Force Hearing Evokes Tales of Heartbreaking Tragedies, Offers of Creative SolutionsNovember 30, 2017 - City officials and local residents grapple with how to make the stately Colorado Street Bridge safer and less attractive to people considering suicide in a public meeting.
2017-11-18 The Science of HikingNovember 18, 2017 - The enormous benefits of a simple walk in nature are explored in this thoughtful article.
2017-11-16 Supes scale back Devil's Gate Big Dig sediment removal projectNovember 16, 2017 - The County Board of Supervisors acts to reduce the size of their sediment removal program for Devil's Gate Dam in response to tremendous community concern.
2017-11-16 'One Arroyo Day' Saturday seeks input from the community on its vision for the Arroyo SecoNovember 16, 2017 - "One Arroyo Day" on Saturday will highlight the work of the Arroyo Advisory Group appointed by Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek to take a look at the priorities for the future of the Arroyo in Pasadena.
2017-11-14 Three Ways to Change How California Manages Water for the EnvironmentNovember 14, 2017 - New research shows that three reforms could improve ecological conditions and reduce tensions over allocation of water, says Jeffrey Mount, senior fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center.
2017-11-14 Voices from the River: Talking trash fishNovember 14, 2107 - Trout are fantastic, but other native fish also play an important role in the health of rivers. How about some respect for the other native fish too!
2017-11-13 Remote sensing will revolutionize trout conservationNovember 13, 2017 - NASA and Trout Unlimited are developing new tools that will be very helpful in assessing and improving the conditions for trout and other fish species.
2017-11-08 County Supervisors Approve Smaller "Big Dig" Sediment Removal Project for Devil's Gate DamNovember 8, 2017 - The County Supervisors have taken decisive action to reduce the size of the Flood Control District's excavation program for Hahamongna Watershed Park, but major concerns still remain.
2017-11-07 Supervisors approve big dig at Devil's Gate DamNovember 7, 2017 - Sharon McNary continues her sensationalistic coverage of the Big Dig. It's sad that KPCC's environmental coverage is so insensitive to environmental concerns.
2017-11-07 LA County Supervisors approve scaled-down sediment removal project for Devil's Gate Dam in PasadenaNovember 7, 2017 - In a major turnaround, the County Supervisors today voted to scale down the Flood Control District's massive sediment removal program for Hahamongna from 2.4 million cubic yards to 1.7 million.

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