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Jan 18 2013

Restoring the L.A. River (Video)

When I think of the Los Angeles River, I usually think of a scene out of Terminator 2 – the chase scene down that insanely large, straight, concrete lined channel. I remember watching that film back in high school and not even realizing that concrete channel was suppose to be a river! You might have …

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Mar 30 2012

Baldwin Hills Dam Disaster (Footage from 1963)

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This week, we stumbled onto some footage of the Baldwin Hills Dam disaster that took place in Los Angeles in December of 1963. The more we learned about it, the more fascinating it became although it was a tragedy that should have easily been averted. It was built between 1947-1951 despite safety concerns and consideration …

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