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2008-09-25 03:00:18

By Jennifer McLain AZUSA - Just miles away from the bustling cities of the Valley is a swath of land surrounded by towering mountains and the flowing San Gabriel River. And, once escrow closes Friday, conservationists intend to keep the 26-acre, $3.5 million parcel undeveloped. "This is the top part of the Emerald Necklace, and our largest acquisition for it," Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said. "Instead of becoming a restaurant or being developed, it belongs to us now."...

2008-09-12 03:00:12

THE troubles associated with making a park out of an old duck farm off the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway are real, but not insurmountable. For instance, it's nice to know those in the San Gabriel Valley's chief conservation agency do not face the same problems as their counterparts on the national scene and those disgusting allegations of federal employees from the Denver office of the U.S. Department of Interior making whoopee with oil company employees and then granting sweet deals for...

2008-09-03 03:00:11

By Kelly Puente LONG BEACH - A colony of green sea turtles lurking in the San Gabriel River? Scientists say it's true. Biologists believe a colony of seven to 15 green sea turtles was likely lured by the warm-water discharge from a power plant on the San Gabriel River. But how the federally listed endangered animals have come to live so far from their tropical haunts in Mexico and Central America is a mystery. The Aquarium of the Pacific and the National Marine Fisheries Service...

2008-08-04 03:00:15

By Jennifer McLain EL MONTE - County officials still don't know what killed more than 50 ducks in the San Gabriel River in July. The dead ducks were found by a West Covina bird-watcher last month, and that prompted an investigation by the county's Department of Public Works. "After reviewing the early results of water and soil samples, we still don't know the exact cause of these avian deaths," said Kerjon Lee, spokesman for the County of Los Angeles Department of Public...

2008-07-25 03:00:29

By Brian Day AZUSA - Residents and officials gathered Thursday to celebrate the completion of the second phase of the San Gabriel Canyon Gateway Center project. The newly completed section of the project, located at 1950 N. San Gabriel Canyon Road, includes an oak tree grove, a garden filled with native California plants and an outdoor amphitheater surrounded by a path marked with memorial plaques. "Today, with the dedication of phase two ... we continue to embrace and enhance the...

2008-07-24 03:00:35

By Jennifer McLain CARSON - Fourteen water projects across Los Angeles County were awarded $25 million in grants from the state's Department of Water Resources on Wednesday. Nearly half of the funding will go toward five San Gabriel Valley water projects, which will expand the use of recycled water and increase water storage and flows. "These projects are very specific to our area, and will have an immediate affect on habit restoration, water quality and conservation and public...

2008-07-23 21:00:26

CARSON - Fourteen water resource-related projects in Southern California, including four that will benefit the San Gabriel Valley, received $25 million in grants today. Lester Snow, director of the State Department of Water Resources, presented a check to County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Yvonne Burke today. Each of the 14 projects is identified within the Great Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, a comprehensive document that outlines...

2008-06-23 03:00:14

By Mike Sprague -- PDF: Discovery Center Schematic Design Report WHITTIER NARROWS - An environmental fight is breaking out over whether a proposed 19,000-square-foot San Gabriel River Discovery Center belongs in this natural habitat. Supporters of the project say the Discovery Center will teach people about water resources, provide educational and outdoor experiences and be an educational resource to better understand the San Gabriel River. But opponents say the building is too big...


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