Judge says L.A. district can claim site for high school

Nov. 20, 2007
District wins eminent domain case involving former railroad yard

A judge has ruled that the Los Angeles Unified School District has a right to gain control of a 23-acre former railroad yard through eminent domain. The decision frees the district to build a 2,300-student high school there without fear of losing the property later. The new school is planned to relieve crowding at Franklin and John Marshall high schools -- both on three-track schedules -- and Eagle Rock High, home to 3,000 students. With the question of ownership decided, the district and the developer who owns the property will tangle over what the lot is worth--an issue that has separated them for years.

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