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Author: Dave Palmer
  • October

    District Disabilities Awareness Month: Focus On Diabetes

    The CDC notes that if the current trend continues, one in three American adults will have diabetes by 2050.
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Observance

    Col. Mark Toy, Los Angeles District commander welcomed Corps employees to the Special Emphasis Hispanic Employment Program Committee's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month Oct. 15. Special guests from Taller San Jose spoke about the work they are doing with young people from Santa Ana, Calif.
  • Donation funds feasibility study

    A private company donated funds to the non-profit group Friends of the LA River who, in turn, donated $970,000 to the city for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.
  • September

    Joint Forces Training Base home to energy-efficient headquarters

    Soldiers, family members and civilians of the 79th Sustainment Support Command will soon have a new headquarters, organizational maintenance area and acres of parking at the Joint Forces Training Base here. The work is all part of a nearly $25 million project managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District.
  • August

    Army Reserve Center nears completion

    Providing state-of-the-art facilities like the 12,500 square-foot Organizational Maintenance Shop will provide work bays and offices for units to not only maintain their equipment, but train and utilize their skill which enhances retention.
  • Off-road fans are a force multiplier for FUDS program

    San Bernardino County is home to six off-highway vehicle recreation sites regulated by the Bureau of Land Management. That fact alone made the Glen Helen Raceway prime real-estate to discuss the 3Rs of Explosives Safety at Formerly Used Defense Sites during a Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series event Aug. 4-5.
  • Familiar faces vie for table tennis glory

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and URS Corporation have held ping pong leagues for several years and ultimately hold a championship tournament on the seventh-floor patio of their downtown Los Angeles office building.
  • And they’re off...

    The District’s own work on river ecosystem restoration and studies aim to restore a more natural habitat where appropriate, improve its water quality and enhance recreational benefits, all while maintaining its flood damage reduction capability. We are a fully committed partner to the city’s Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan.
  • July

    Open house for business opportunities

    During an open house July 25, more than 200 business owners met division chiefs and project managers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District to learn about contract opportunities and, in some cases, simply to learn how to get started in doing business with the Corps.
  • District economist represents region in Planning Excellence award

    Joe Lamb is the Los Angeles District's technical specialist for coastal storm risk management economics, and serves as the lead economist for the largest and most complex study. The San Clemente Shoreline Feasibility Study in particular has gotten him some well deserved recognition as the South Pacific Division Regional Planner of the Year 2012.
  • June

    Corps breaks ground for replacement hospital project

    Groundbreaking ceremonies held May 30 marked the start of construction for a replacement to Ft. Irwin’s Weed Army Community Hospital, built more than 40 years ago.
  • May

    Building big for water at Vandenberg

    Vandenberg Air Force Base is currently home to the second largest reinforced concrete dome in the world. By summer's end, they may have some bragging rights anyway; a twin is on the way.
  • Corps completes Vandenberg Child Development Center

    VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- Rep. Lois Capps joined Vandenberg family members and senior
  • Striving for Excellence in Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion

    The Los Angeles District honored the contributions of Asian Pacific Americans with an observance May 10 here. District Commander Col. Mark Toy said it caused him to reflect on his own Chinese heritage.
  • Los Angeles River: location, location, location

    The area adjacent to Rio de Los Angeles State Park was one of three sites featured for informational talks given by key stakeholders during the Friends of the LA River’s 23rd Annual La Gran Limpieza: The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp on April 28. In all, 4,000 volunteers spread out over 15 community sites to remove tons of debris from the river’s channel.
  • April

    Earthquakes should have a season

    Maybe the experts are saying: it’s always earthquake season. What is going to happen to modern, tall buildings when an event like a 7.9 magnitude quake happens?
  • Patton’s desert training area everyone’s playground now

    The Formerly Used Defense Sites program wants you and your family to get acquainted with the 3Rs; recognize, retreat and report.
  • February

    Black Women in American Culture and History celebrated

    LOS ANGELES – In his proclamation for this year’s National African American History Month, President Barack Obama stated that the achievements of African American women are not limited to what has been recorded or retold in our history books.
  • January

    Breakfast with the Chief

    LOS ANGELES — Society of American Military Engineers posts from Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire held their 26th annual joint breakfast meeting Jan. 13. The keynote speaker currently serves as the Acting Chief of Engineers and Commanding General for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Division commander holds town hall meeting

    LOS ANGELES — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division Commander Col. Mike Wehr visited the Los Angeles District and conducted a town hall meeting with more than 300 Corps employees at the Sheraton Downtown Jan. 12.