Restoring the LA River

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The river that's been in a concrete straight jacket for decades will never run free; that could mean massive flooding.  But the Army Corps of Engineers, which originally paved it, has chosen a plan to restore some habitat for animals, fish and vegetation, without spending too much federal money. Local officials want much more, including expanded recreational opportunities for human beings. We hear about the latest alternatives, including the opportunity for public comment. Also, the joy of victory and the agony of defeat have returned to Dodger Stadium.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, US –Russian diplomacy has ended America's threat of force against Syria — at least for the moment. But it requires Syria's Bashar al-Assad to declare and destroy his chemical weapons faster than that's ever been done before. If he refuses, what are America's options? Is Syria any closer to ending its increasingly brutal civil war?

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