River Ride Gonna Rock

Just in case you’re not planning on attending this Sunday’s IAAL•MAF “Serenity Now: An L.A. River ODDysey” bike ride from Griffith Park to Cypress Park and back that I’ve been planning, you’re gonna miss out on an a sincere attempt at and edutaining experience.

I’m so into getting some fact-based talking points down for the roll that I biked over to the library today and checked out “The Los Angeles River: It’s Life, Death, and Possible Rebirth” by Blake Gumprecht (1999, John Hopkins University Press).

Little did I know the wonderful and entire and definitive volume is online here if you want to check it out for yourself.

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."