THE LA RIVER

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THE LA RIVER

Unread post by Lonewolf » November 7th, 2013, 6:19 pm

The City and The River go hand in hand
Can’t have one without the other

What is it about the L.A. River that ignites a spark in raza’s hearts?

It is Iconic

It is Symbolic

Not only did the Old Pueblo grow up close to it
But the whole modern mess of a Condado Megapolis grew up around it because of it
Not to mention the whole bunch of Old Barrios that grew up along the sides of it

The River starts out in the Valle, out there by Canoga Parque
Picks up a little bigger going through Barrio Van Nuys
It creeps through North Hollywood
Before it gets heavier going down past Berbank
Then it takes a winding curve of a turn heading thru Northeast
It tumbles through Toonerville and Atwater
Then it begins to turn the corner just past and around old Elysian River Valley
Right about where the old Dayton Avenues neighborhood used to be
It then flows through Dogtown and The Flats
Before it starts heading Southeast
Past the L.A. core
Making one last curve at Old Colonia Vernon
Before it turns straight south to make its long dash towards the ocean
It hits on that last stretch past Maywood, Bell Gardens, Cudahy and Lynwood
Touching the banks of Paramonte and Unincorp East Comptone
And at last, reaching the sands of Longo

Along the way
Other waters join up with it
Coldwater, Riverdale, Arroyo Seco, Rio Hondo
All flowing down to meet with it like as if it was their destiny
Each one with its own history and carrying their own side of town stories
Stories from A Million things happened
Stories happened along its river banks

Happy stories and sad stories
The stories of the Barrios
The stories of the Times
Ever changing Times
Somehow, someway, all kinds of stories connected to the River
Past, Present and even the Future yet unwritten, but already felt and known


From the days when vatos hanged out by the River and roamed around
From before there were no River concrete levee walls
To the days when the puentes got built
And then into the times and days growing up on the streets branching off on both sides
Spawning off the River like spokes on a wheel

Neighborhoods grew up next to the River
Neighborhoods got torn down next to the River
And then some neighborhoods got rebuilt close to the River
While still others where not there before, but rose up afterwards
Some were there, some went away, some came back; some came along afterwards

But never mind all that.. because..
All Barrios in central L.A. still owe some allegiance to the L.A. River

Without the River there never would have been an Old Pueblo
Without the Old Pueblo, there never would have been an L.A.
And without an L.A., maybe things would of turned out differently
And history might not of been what it is this very day!

Maybe things would have started somewhere else, ..maybe (?)
The center of this Sureno Lifestyle could have been El Passuco or San Antone
Maybe even La Finiquera or San Pancho up Norte
Who knows where it would of headquartered at without the River?

But as it turned out, it picked up Big right here in L.A.
Alongside the banks of the Loco & Nostalgic Wandering L.A. River

The River has been like the Vato Loco from the Barrio
A Wanderer
Wandering through the Land
Wandering through the Times
Wandering in the Minds

Like a Lost Soul
A Lost Angel
Fallen from Grace
Seeking Redemption

Just like an Old Vato
Grown up with it real near by
And then becoming like a mirror image of it
Almost like a reflection of its lacking waters
But never ever dying out
Refusing to go away

Remade, reconstructed, rebuilt and forever being resurrected like the Fenix
It Dies to Live Another Day
Just like in the movies

And the River just like the L.A. skyline is iconically stamped in movie stardom

The River is inked on the subconscious Heart & Soul of LA’s Southland Raza!

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Re: THE LA RIVER

Unread post by Midday » November 9th, 2013, 10:37 pm

ITS ALREADY A PART OF THE CITY ITS SYMBOLIC MAN

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Re: THE LA RIVER

Unread post by Lonewolf » November 12th, 2013, 8:08 pm

Midday wrote:ITS ALREADY A PART OF THE CITY ITS SYMBOLIC MAN

what did i say?

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Re: THE LA RIVER

Unread post by AztecNinja » November 13th, 2013, 7:29 am

My first real kiss was in the river, right by montecito park. That sounded so gay..lol

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