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  • November

    EPA chief visits LA River

    Newly appointed EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy visited Los Angeles Nov. 21 to see first hand plans for the LA River's restoration. The EPA chief said she was pleased to view the work that's been done to connect the community to the natural world.
  • Dam operators play essential role in public safety

    Michael Moran is a dam operator at Santa Fe Dam and Reservoir, which is a flood risk management project constructed and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District. Built in 1949, the project is located on the San Gabriel River about four miles downstream from the mouth of the San Gabriel Canyon, near Irwindale, Calif. It is one of 13 dams in the District.
  • October

    Corps announces closure of Regulatory offices due to government shutdown

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District today announced it will close its Regulatory offices due to the absence of available federal funding. Regulatory offices will be unable to evaluate individual permit applications, Pre-Construction Notifications for Nationwide Permit or Regional General Permit authorizations, or requests for jurisdictional determinations until after current year funding is received and the offices reopen.
  • Corps projects continue during government shutdown

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District projects continue to operate temporarily despite the government shutdown. Many Los Angeles District projects have enough remaining funding from past appropriations for work to continue beyond Oct. 1.
  • September

    South Pacific Division commander tours Fort Irwin flood damage

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.—-Brig. Gen. David Turner, commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific
  • Award winning program manager is customer of his customer

    He’s not the type of person who says one thing but does another. He isn’t someone who does just enough to get by. In fact, Los Angeles District Program Manager Robert Klein’s impressive dedication was recognized by headquarters when they selected him as the Corps’ Program Manager of the Year for 2013 in July.
  • San Luis Rey River habitat maintenance resumes

    Habitat maintenance along the San Luis Rey River resumed in Oceanside, Calif., Sept. 9 when RECON Environmental, Inc., once again deployed water trucks to help establish recently planted native vegetation in the riverbed.
  • Corps sends team to Fort Irwin to assess monsoon damage

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles district sent a five-person team of
  • August

    Fort Irwin team picked as Corps’ project delivery team of the year

    LOS ANGELES — A team of people working on a water treatment plant and distribution system project at
  • July

    USACE poised to meet significant L.A. River study milestone

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is finalizing preparation of a draft report for the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration study and anticipates releasing the report to the public in early September. The action will trigger a 45-day public comment period that will help inform a final report, which will include a recommendation to Congress.
  • Corps and Bass Pro Shops partner to promote water safety

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District teamed with Bass Pro Shops in Southern California to handout materials emphasizing water and boating safety during Bass Pro Shops “Family Summer Camp” campaign from June 8 to July 14. The effort stemmed from the Corps and Bass Pro Shops signing a partnership agreement in late 2012 to develop projects nationally to improve fish habitat and water and boater safety education.
  • June

    Corps collaborates on teacher training to help promote STEM

    Teachers from among 20 schools in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles gathered the week of June 24 to learn techniques for incorporating hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, in their classrooms.
  • Colonel C. David Turner assumes command of South Pacific Division, USACE

    Col. C. David Turner accepted Command of the South Pacific Division from the Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lt. Gen. Tom Bostick during a ceremony Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Bay Model in Sausalito, Calif.
  • April

    Partnerships bring recognition, success

    Several hundred watershed management professionals gathered April 11 in Costa Mesa, Calif., to discuss the benefits of consolidating efforts for maximum benefit in the present and anticipated times of fiscal limitations.
  • Final bucket marks completion of Port of LA channel deepening

    Standing on the fantail of the USS Iowa, dignitaries watched as a dredge lifted the final bucket of material from the water and emptied it into an adjacent barge, marking the end of a $370 million channel deepening project at the Port of Los Angeles April 3.
  • February

    District helps improve LA-area recruiting efforts with new joint recruiting center

    The Los Angeles District helped open the doors to the newest joint recruiting center in LA county in a ceremony in El Monte Feb. 26. "This facility is an example of how the Corps of Engineers is ‘Building Strong and Taking Care of People,’ starting with our Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines, and our new recruits, who will play such a critical role in helping to maintain the strength of our Nation," said Lt. Col. Alex Deraney, deputy commander of the Los Angeles District, during the ceremony.
  • USACE commanding general visits Phoenix

    Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers commanding general, attended the Feb. 15 public meeting of the USACE Environmental Advisory Board and visited the USACE Los Angeles District Arizona/Nevada Area Office to meet with local team members.
  • LA District hosts USACE Environmental Advisory Board

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Arizona-Nevada Area Office
  • Corps to resume Sepulveda vegetation management operations

    During a nearly three-hour nature walk in the Sepulveda Dam Basin Feb. 12, Los Angeles District Commander Col. Mark Toy told representatives of local environmental groups that his operations and maintenance crews would soon resume the vegetation management work that began in December 2012.
  • District employees celebrate BHM at kick-off ceremony

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District Black Employment Special Emphasis Program committee held its Black History Month observance kick-off ceremony at the District's headquarters Feb. 4.