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  • November

    FEMA, local businesses partner for Hurricane Maria recovery

    After Hurricane Maria devastated vast portions of Puerto Rico, businesses and industry in local communities began coordinating with the government of Puerto Rico, FEMA and other federal agencies to fast-track efforts to revitalize and stimulate commerce on the island. The FEMA-Puerto Rico Business Emergency Operations Center is a critical cog in that effort.
  • October

    HENAAC honors Corps employees at national conference

    Great Minds in STEM has a long tradition of honoring civilian and uniformed military personnel in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During the 29th annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation conference Oct. 18 to 22 here, three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employees received recognition for their outstanding performance in support of that program.
  • Corps takes public comment at Aliso Creek meeting

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District, along with local sponsor Orange County Public Works, hosted a public meeting Oct. 17 to present the Aliso Creek Mainstem Ecosystem Restoration Study, describe the Tentatively Selected Plan and receive public input on the Draft Integrated Feasibility Report.
  • July

    Division leaders tour Tijuana River Valley

    Los Angeles District kicked off Regional Meetings Week at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve on July 17, hosting senior leaders from throughout the South Pacific Division on a visit to Corps projects along the nation’s border with Mexico.
  • Workshops provide guidance for Prado Basin Master Plan update

    The Los Angeles District conducted two public workshops with local government agencies, residents and stakeholders on July 13 here at the Eastvale Community Center in order to seek input on existing and future land uses within the Prado Dam basin in support of the Master Plan update.
  • April

    Oceanside harbor dredging begins

    The annual dredging of the entrance channel at Oceanside Harbor began Monday afternoon when the dredge HR Morris began pumping the first of up to 300,000 cubic yards that will maintain safe navigation for vessels and provide much-needed renourishment for the city’s shoreline.
  • March

    Division commander visits coastal damage reduction project

    Col. Peter Helmlinger, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, met with the mayors and other public officials of two coastal communities on March 15 to discuss a proposed $174 million coastal storm damage reduction project.
  • Corps awards Oceanside dredging contract, Division Commander visits

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District awarded a $10.77 million contract to Manson Construction Company from Seattle, Washington, on March 13 to conduct maintenance dredging at Oceanside Harbor.
  • Corps holds Malibu Creek ecosystem restoration public meeting

    The Los Angeles District held a public hearing March 1 at the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District office in Calabasas to present the National Environmental Restoration and Likely Locally Preferred Plan for ecosystem restoration along Malibu Creek and to take comments from the public about their concerns regarding the project.
  • January

    Division commander visits Prado Dam, Santa Ana River

    Col. Peter Helmlinger, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Division, visited the Prado Dam Visitor Center in Corona, California, Jan. 18 for an update on the Santa Ana River Mainstem project and a tour of the dam’s recently modified embankment and outlet works.
  • November

    Oceanside Harbor dredging comes to a close

    The Oceanside Harbor navigational dredging project concluded Monday, October 31, with the contractor reporting having dredged close to the 260,000 cubic yards identified in the contract. The Corps will conduct a post-dredging survey to more accurately determine how much material the contractor dredged within the designated dredge area.
  • October

    No Camo Required at HENAAC

    Good people, meaningful work and balance in one’s life. That was the message senior Corps leadership gave to about 30 young engineers who attended the Corps seminar at the Hispanic Engineering National Achievement Awards Conference held here Oct. 6.
  • September

    Senior leaders help kick off inaugural LA Fleet Week

    On August 30, the Defense Support of Civil Authorities senior leaders held a seminar for representatives of military branches to present their roles in a catastrophic incident that would draw upon the Authorities’ resources.
  • January

    Emergency permit fortifies Pacific Coast Highway

    CARLSBAD, Calif. – An emergency authorization issued by the Los Angeles District’s Carlsbad Regulatory Office allowed the City of Carlsbad to place about 1,200 tons of stone and other material along a 270-foot segment of shoreline along the Pacific Coast Highway, stabilizing the shoreline and protecting a vital roadway along Southern California’s coast.
  • November

    Water managers prepare for El Nino

    Directors from water resource agencies representing seven Southern California counties met with the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District here Nov. 12 to discuss preparations for the anticipated El Nino winter and other issues of common interest.
  • October

    Lower Santa Ana River receives flood management project of the year award

    The Los Angeles Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers presented its 2015 flood management project of the year award to the Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District for its Lower Santa Ana River Reach 9 Phase 2B project during ceremonies held Oct. 3 at The Proud Bird restaurant, adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport.
  • September

    Work on Murrieta Creek project begins

    Col. Kirk Gibbs, commander of the Corps’ Los Angeles District, met with local representatives in Temecula on Sept. 23 to discuss upcoming work on the Murrieta Creek flood risk reduction project.
  • July

    Workshop improves mitigation process knowledge

    Because the nation’s environmental rules and regulations are frequently revised, it is often difficult for permit applicants to incorporate the most recent guidelines into their work. To help improve this process, members of the Los Angeles District’s Regulatory Division conducted a compensatory mitigation workshop July 16 at the District’s headquarters in downtown Los Angeles.
  • April

    Civil Works Review Board Approves Encinitas-Solana Beach Project

    Following an April 21 presentation in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Review Board approved the release of the final integrated report and environmental impact statement for the Encinitas-Solana Beach Coastal Storm Damage Protection Project.
  • Prado Dam mural meeting draws community interest

    A public meeting held here Thursday evening to discuss the future of the Bicentennial mural on the Prado Dam spillway attracted more than 200 attendees, many of whom made impassioned statements about their desire to see the original mural restored.