Imagine a Bavarian
Oktoberfest with an L.A. twist, a biergarten with oompah and cumbia
music, bratwurst and tacos, on a bridge over the Los Angeles River with
spectacular views of the downtown L.A. skyline. Join Us As We Present
2008 Los Angeles River Awards to:

Isar River "Re-Naturalization" Team, Munich, Germany

Natural Resources Defense Council Southern California Office

Laemmle Theaters, the Ira Yellin Award

Lupé Vela, Senior Policy Advisor to the Ad Hoc Committee on the Los Angeles River, the Merrill Butler Award

Man One, Crewest Gallery, the Josef Beuys Award

For more event information visit Friends of the LA River or call, 323 223-0585.


Today’s Headlines

Featured Headline: While we were talking about the city’s efforts to get federal dollars for a river bike path extension, Blog Downtown and Curbed were talking about a similar effort to get federal funding for a Downtown Streetcar and the favored route of the streetcar’s planners. What Fast Track?  Crenshaw Subway Campaign Files Suit (LAT) […]

Today’s Headlines

Using Data To Prevent Bicycle Crashes (LAT) …Real Life Car-Bike Crash Footage Makes A Chilling PSA (Biking in L.A.) Congress Approves Budget, Anticipated Subway Construction Funding Intact (The Source) L.A.’s Mobility Plan Could Lessen Rush-Hour Bus Bunching (Land of Rye) Councilmember Buscaino Takes New Silver Line BRT Pedro To City Hall (Buscaino Facebook) A Long View […]

Alex Baum 1922-2015 – Los Angeles City’s Stalwart Bicycling Advocate

Los Angeles’ bicycling community has lost one its hardest-working and longest-serving advocates, Alex Baum. Alex Baum (1922-2015) was a survivor of the Nazi holocaust, a successful businessman, and a persistent champion for bicycling in Los Angeles. For decades, Baum chaired the city’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, and was a tireless presence in corridors of Los Angeles […]

Federal Study Now Favors $1B Los Angeles River Restoration Plan

With billions in federal funding for the Regional Connector and the Westside Subway Extension already on his accomplishments list, today it was Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s turn to bring some attention, meaning some money, to the Los Angeles River. The federal Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has been studying the river for nearly a […]