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Video of the Day: Kayaking the LA River
Heather from the US Army Corps of Engineers was dismayed to hear that her own office had called the LA River not really a river because it wasn't completely navigable. So she got on board the group of folks determined to say it wasn't so by taking a 3-day kayak trip down the river from Canoga Park to the beach. This is Heather's story.