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The LA You May Not Know: Fanfare Fountains at Gateway Plaza

WET has designed and built fountains all over LA and the world.

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    The LA You May Not Know: The Fanfare Fountains

    Located in San Pedro, between the Battleship Iowa and the Thomas Vincent Bridge, the Fanfare Fountains are a delightful combination of music and aquatic choreography. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018)

    Los Angeles, like many big cities, has lots of hidden gems. In this edition of "The LA You May Not Know," we explore one of the best: the Fanfare Fountains at Gateway Plaza.

    Located in San Pedro, between the Battleship Iowa and the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the Fanfare Fountains are a delightful combination of music and aquatic choreography.

    They were created by WET, a Sun Valley company that has built and designed amazing fountains all over the world. In fact, your first reaction when watching the Fanfare Fountains might be of how they remind you of another WET creation, the Fountains of Bellagio. But one thing the Fanfare Fountains offer is the ability to get close, and even wet, if you like, with a walkway that cuts right through the fountains themselves.

    So join our host, Nikki Hauser, as we explore what might the best way to beat the heat, at one of the coolest attractions in LA: The Fanfare Fountains at Gateway Plaza.

    The LA You May Not Know: The Trees of LA

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    What do you think is the official tree of Los Angeles? If you guess the palm tree, you’d be wrong but probably have lots of company.In fact Los Angeles streets feature many different kinds of trees (yes including the iconic palm) and some of those streets have special recognition. They’re called Cultural Heritage Locations and they’re part of LA’s Urban Forestry Division. These streets are lined with specific kinds of trees that show off their natural beauty and help the city preserve them. They’re featured in this edition of The LA You May Not Know.
    And the official tree of Los Angeles? The Coral tree. And if you would like to know what it looks like, take a drive down San Vicente Blvd. in Brentwood. They fill the median all the way to Ocean Avenue.
    Or you can check out our story, hosted by Zinnia Maldonado and produced by Patrick Campbell. And to find a list of these special Heritage Locations, go to: http://bss.lacity.org/UrbanForestry/index_cultural.htm 


     

    (Published Friday, June 29, 2018)

    WET has designed and built fountains all over LA and the world. Check out this incredible team of artists, technicians and scientists at - https://www.wetdesign.com/default.html

    To get more info on the Fanfare Fountains go to - https://www.portoflosangeles.org/recreation/fountain.asp

    Produced by Patrick Campbell

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