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This mock-up from Mayor Garcetti's office shows what officials hope the LA River will look like following restoration efforts. (Photo courtesy LA Mayor's Office)

Garcetti Announces $1B Plan To Restore 11-Mile Stretch Of LA River

Officials unveiled a $1 billion federal plan Thursday to help restore parts of the Los Angeles River.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/29/2014

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LAFD Rescues 2 Men, 2 Dogs From LA River

The Los Angeles Fire Department Friday conducted a swiftwater rescue of two men and two dogs from the LA River.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/28/2014

(credit: Gail Oskin/Getty Images)

City Council Exploring Duck Boat Tours For LA River

The Los Angeles City Council is floating an idea to bring duck boats to the LA River.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2013

(Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Garcetti Visits White House, Talks Transportation In DC Trip

Mayor Eric Garcetti Monday visited Washington, D.C., for the first time since taking office to meet with President Barack Obama and to seek federal funding for local transportation projects.

10/28/2013

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Gov. Brown Declares Emergency For July LA Freeway Damage

More than two months after a tanker truck crash and subsequent fire damaged an LA freeway interchange, Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency to free up funding to finish repairs.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/20/2013

(credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Study Recommends $453M LA River Restoration

A federal study recommends spending $453 million to restore part of the concrete-line Los Angeles River to nature — but critics say it doesn’t go far enough.

09/14/2013

Enjoy a movie by moonlight with an LA River Bike-in. (credit: CBS)

Add Bike-In Movies To List Of LA’s Outdoor Activities

First the LA River offered fishing and kayaking.

06/23/2013

(credit: Margaret Carrero/KNX/CBS)

LA River Opens To Public For Kayaking, Fishing

The Los Angeles River Recreation Zone officially opened up to the public Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2013

Plastic bag in LA River

Roll Up Your Sleeves And Cleanup The LA River This Saturday!

Greg Rikaart, who plays Kevin Fisher on The Young and the Restless” visited the KCAL9 studios Monday to talk about the event.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/13/2013

(credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

A Guide To Biking Along the LA River

Believe it or not, Los Angeles has a river running through it, and on top of that, much of the river is flanked by bike paths, allowing LA cyclists a safe place to ride, far from the cars that dominate the landscape here.

CBS Los Angeles–08/08/2012

Suspect Rescue

Suspect In LA River Drama Taken Into Custody

A narcotics suspect, who apparently ran into a drainage tunnel of the Los Angeles River to flee police, has been taken into custody.

08/19/2011

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Want Adventure Without Leaving The City? Kayak The LA River

Looking for some fun in the outdoors without having to leave Los Angeles? Residents can now take a trip down the L.A. River on a kayak.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2011

The rain-swollen LA River in Studio City. (credit: Darleene Powells/CBS)

Canadian Musicians Attempt To Canoe Down LA River

Members of a Canadian folk-rock band have been cited for canoeing down the Los Angeles River before an approaching storm.

02/18/2011