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Old 06-07-2018, 12:19 AM
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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Originally Posted by jm1982 View Post
Yeah but his second term is going to be 5 1/2 years ! So we are still stuck with him for a long time .
Naw, he'll be POTUS by then.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:01 AM
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by nobodysbusiness View Post
Didn't the Army of Engineers ruin it, long ago by building a levy? And didn't the City divert the natural waterway?

I don't believe in "gentrification." If something is slummy and ugly and someone wants to make it nice, to me, that is cool and a no-brainer. Who would be dumb enough to say: "No, we want to keep it trashy and ugly."
I know this post is late, but they probably did. Seems everything they touch, they ruin. They are also the ones behind the water crisis in Flint, Michigan as well as the toxic water in South Florida.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:15 PM
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A lot of cities have an absolutely gorgeous waterfront. Rome, London, Venice obviously. Paris seems built on the beauty of the Seine.

But I doubt LA can make what Paris has, so what do they mean when they say gentrify?

The river is dry most of the time anyways. Are they going to keep it filled so by people can drive waverunners up and down and travel that way instead of cars? That actually sounds like a cool idea.

At best LA can probably do something like the San Antonio's Riverwalk

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Old 10-21-2019, 08:27 PM
Location: Jonesboro
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For an incisive look at the Los Angeles River, may I recommend The American Rivers series which was shown on the Link TV network this summer & may have originally aired on KCET TV.
One episode of the series was about the Los Angeles River & presented a compelling mix of historical & current info as to how the river got to the state it's in today as well as the various competing visions people have for it's future role in the life of Los Angeles.

The link below does not offer streaming of the episode at this time but if you can find it via other means, I'll recommend the taking of a look.

The "related" section at the link calls to my mind some of the specific angles that were discussed in the episode.

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Old 10-23-2019, 07:26 PM
Location: DC area
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Originally Posted by expatCA View Post
The people who live there and can only afford to, while it is less than it could be.

I'm not an LA resident or familiar with the river location, but I have some first hand experience with "gentrification," which I feel is a loaded buzzword. If a place gets nicer, prices go up. Liberal policies make space for affordable housing by raising property and other taxes, and all together -generally speaking- you end up with very poor ethnic people on subsidized or free housing, and wealthy mostly non ethnic people walking strollers during the day, in nice suites and fashionable clothing, and the rubbing of shoulders in this way creates resentments and envy on one side and guilt and pandering on the other. I would say that sometimes there are no good outcomes for turning a dumpy hell hole into a paradise, as it's almost like colonizing a preexisting location. It's another thing, however, to raise the standards of an already decent place, such as Amazon building it's HQ2 in my current hometown of Arlington.
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Old 10-25-2019, 08:47 AM
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Originally Posted by Patrolman View Post
Naw, he'll be POTUS by then.
Don't quit your day job.
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