Future of Whittier Narrows aims to be bold, revitalized

There are 12 comments on the Jul 27, 2009, Whittier Daily News story titled Future of Whittier Narrows aims to be bold, revitalized. In it, Whittier Daily News reports that:

The Rivers and Mountains Conservancy Watershed Authority's Depty. Executive Officer Alina Bodke talks about revamping parts of the Whittier Narrows area to make it more people friendly, like this part of the Rio Hondo River at Bosque De Rio Hondo Park in South El Monte, shown here Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

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Mighty Boosh

West Covina, CA

#46 Jul 29, 2009
Someone who knows wrote:
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Happy Jack's Fish Farm was up on Azusa (Highway 39) just below the base of the mountain - just south and around the bend from the old Canyon Inn. There was a dairy across the street and they had a buffalo there, too. Happy Jacks was owned by Jack and Bub Corcoran and the Dairy was owned by the Schlange family.
http://leblog.exuberance.com/2004/10/the_cany...
I think Happy Jacks had 2 locations (one on Azusa and one at foot of the flood control dam on Rosemead Blvd). Rosemead Happy Jacks pre-dates my memory but I do remember Azusa Happy Jacks. I once saw Rosie Greer (NFL great)in the mid 70`s at Happy Jacks.

I also remember the wooden timber bridge that went over Marano Beach. Also remember the produce store called the Egg Hut just before Marano Beach. Also, my mom went to Mark Keppel HS in the late 50`s and the Keppel school band played at the grand opening of Legg Lake around 1958. Back then all the trees were small yearlings. Before that, Legg Lake was migrant worker strawberry fields in the 30`s and 40`s.
Matanalgas

Las Vegas, NV

#47 Jul 29, 2009
Ha!
King Taco

United States

#48 Jul 29, 2009
US fought a battle against Mexico there in 1800's. I think its haunted. Always spooked me a little bit.
LA MIGRA

Santa Monica, CA

#49 Jul 29, 2009
King Taco wrote:
US fought a battle against Mexico there in 1800's. I think its haunted. Always spooked me a little bit.
We're still fighting the battle with Mexico there on a daily basis.
Ticky tacky

United States

#50 Jul 29, 2009
And with all the trannies at the Bosque
King Taco

United States

#51 Jul 29, 2009
LA MIGRA wrote:
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We're still fighting the battle with Mexico there on a daily basis.
Go back to your video game, adults are talking loser.
Miss shocked

Hacienda Heights, CA

#52 Jul 29, 2009
So, just where is this money going to come from for all these gradose plans????
Yup I said it

Las Vegas, NV

#53 Jul 30, 2009
WTF does matanalgas mean!!! lol
King Taco

United States

#54 Jul 30, 2009
Yup I said it wrote:
WTF does matanalgas mean!!! lol
it means "BOOTYSLAYER".
Miss shocked

Hacienda Heights, CA

#55 Aug 7, 2009
WELL< I went to this event last Saturday---UMMM, there was VERY little information about the EMERALD NECKLACE park system, I really don't know what the reason was behind this event, maybe just a place for a few big cheeses to stand up and spread hot air in front of a microphone. When I saw Bulkt&Co. there, THAT was bad news, with all that is going on with him, WHY was he there to represent the city of Pico Rivera??? Someone was really thinking there, good example for the city...DUH!!!!
Johnnybgde

Adelanto, CA

#56 Oct 16, 2012
Memories of Marano beach- There use to be a trail down the way from marano beach where they would have Horse races , a two horse race, back in the early 70'. They would bet on the races , sell food it was a big event then was illegal of course but went on for a while , I was around 11 rs old , I remember sometimes the horses would veer off the trail and run down people sometime therefoe I stood way back , does anyone remember the Horse races
i_remember

United States

#57 Sep 8, 2013
Pendejo wrote:
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Long live Marano Beach! the "French Riviera" to the chuntis!!
LMAO!!!
That's some funny stuff but very true. I'm a 3rd generation SGVer and I have heard many "old" stories about Marano Beach.
I'm 30 now but boy do I remember all the stories of Marano Beach when I was a kid. My grandfather was a musician and he would tell me about playing there. Sadly he passed away last year so i can no longer ask him about it. I always thought Marano Beach was the Santa Fe Dam lol. But of course I was wrong. Anyone remember the T-shirts and jackets that said "Where in the hell is Marano Beach"??

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