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Whittier Narrows Dam is ‘structurally unsafe’

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has determined that the 60-year-old Whittier Narrows Dam is structurally unsafe and poses a potentially catastrophic risk to the working-class communities along the San Gabriel River floodplain. With the retrofit not likely to begin until 2021, according to a Corps spokesman, Los Angeles County and municipal…

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Architect Gehry may help design L.A. River plans

LOS ANGELES — Architect Frank Gehry’s involvement in an effort to revitalize the entire 51-mile length of the Los Angeles River is still in its early stages, and the process for creating a plan has not yet begun, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday. Gehry has only offered up a broad set of ideas, but it’s…

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