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The Los Angeles River is nearly 50 miles long weaving through the entire city winding its way to the ocean. Unfortunately many residents of Los Angeles don't even realize the city has a river let alone that it plays a vital role in the urban communities it passes through. Thanks to partnerships between the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Friends of the Los Angeles River, the river is bringing new opportunities to a new generation of young adults, recreation opportunities to the citizens and a new era of revitalization and wildlife conservation. Produced by Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. in partnership with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps and Friends of the Los Angeles River. Special thanks to the City of Los Angeles,...
The primary mission of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community. In 25 years, corpsmembers have planted more than 32,000 trees, removed 12 million square feet of graffiti, cleaned 5,000 blighted alleys, built 25 playgrounds for children, rescued 14,000 marine animals at the Corps' SEA Lab, restored 900 acres of natural habitat, taught 19,000 schoolchildren about recycling, and recycled more than 10,000 TONS of bottles and cans from schools and communities.
LOS ANGELES — Millions of plastic shade balls were poured into the Los Angeles Reservoir on Monday to help protect water quality and prevent evaporation. Hollow and weighted down with water, the balls will remain on the water’s surface and protect the water from dust, rain, birds and reduce algae growth. The balls will also block the water surface from the sun, preventing bromide and chlorine in the water from reacting and forming bromate, a known carcinogen. Less than $35 million was used to produce the shade balls, an amount much smaller than the estimated $300 million cost of covering the 175-acre facility. "This is a blend of how engineering really meets common sense. We saved a lot of money, we did all the right things," said Los Angeles Department of Water and Power General Manag...
Aug. 17 -- Water managers in Los Angeles are managing drought pressure on city water supplies by covering their major reservoir with 96 million little plastic balls. Xavierc President and Founder Sydney Chase speaks on "Market Makers." -- Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg Bloomberg Television offers extensive coverage and analysis of international business news and stories of global importance. It is available in more than 310 million households worldwide and reaches the most affluent and influential viewers in terms of household income, asset value and education levels. With production hubs in London, New York and Hong Kong, the network provides 24-hour continuous coverage of the people, companies and ideas that move the markets.
The primary mission of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps is to provide at-risk young adults and school-aged youth with opportunities for success through job skills training, education and work experience with an emphasis on conservation and service projects that benefit the community.
The closing roundtable discussion at "Abstract Expressionism: Time, Intention, Conservation, and Meaning" symposium—featuring David Anfam, Susan Lake, Tom Learner, and Carol Stringari—at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, presented by the Clyfford Still Museum Research Center and The Getty Conservation Institute, on November 12, 2015. More information at clyffordstillmuseum.org/gettysymposium
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Views from Los Angeles preservationists and enthusiasts on the importance of modern architecture including challenges facing its conservation. This video was produced by the Getty Conservation Institute's Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative--a comprehensive long-term, international program to advance the practice of conserving twentieth-century heritage. Discover more at http://www.getty.edu/conservation/cmai