Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A Walk on the River

With members of the Atwater Village Neighborhood Watch and other Atwater Villagers, I went out for an evening walk, organized by Barry Shapiro, on the Los Angeles River. We started at the Ferncroft entrance by the Red Car River Park and walked towards Fletcher (and almost made it all the way there!). Kids from the Inside Out Community Arts program displayed their artwork along the river bank; I hope we can bring that program to Atwater Village and Glassell Park very soon.

About 45 neighbors joined us, including gang intervention specialists from L.A. Bridges who informally answered questions about gang problems in the Atwater Village area. We walked until just after sunset. We hope to do it again soon.