Group tries to block high school project in Los Angeles district

April 7, 2010
Residents of Maywood want district to pick another site
From The Los Angeles Times: A group of activists in Maywood, Calif.,is trying to stop the Los Angeles Unified School District from building a high school in the city. The planned $141 million school in southeast Los Angeles County is intended to relieve crowding at Bell High School and would require the demolition of 10 single-family homes and 29 multifamily homes and apartment buildings. In all, more than 100 families would be displaced. After residents asked a state legislator to intervene in the issue, the California Department of Education rescinded approval of the site because of traffic safety concerns.

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