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July 8, 2007 | Evelyn Larrubia and Howard Blume, Times Staff Writers
The Belmont Learning Complex was envisioned as one of a kind. It would combine the city's first new high school in nearly 30 years with housing and retail development -- extras that could raise money to help cap construction costs at about $45 million. When the school opens in 2008, at least nine years behind schedule, it will indeed make history -- with its cost.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Signaling renewed interest in the school district's handling of the Belmont Learning Complex, the district attorney's office has accused the Los Angeles school board of violating the state open-meetings law by taking a recent action without public input. The board, in a closed meeting last month, gave Supt. Roy Romer permission to explore proposals for opening or selling the half-finished high school near downtown. In a letter sent to Romer and the school board Thursday, Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 18, 2003 | Solomon Moore and David Pierson, Times Staff Writers
Officials in the Los Angeles Unified School District are expected today to recommend that unfinished high school buildings on a seismic fault at the Belmont Learning Complex be used for other purposes or sold. Under the new proposal, another set of classroom buildings would rise on the western 12 acres of the 35-acre property and house about 1,500 students, less than half the enrollment previously planned, according to a school board member and other officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2000 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday gave Supt. Roy Romer permission to explore the possibility of opening the Belmont Learning Complex or selling the property. The board voted 4 to 3 to pursue three options put forward by Romer, all meant to interest the private sector in determining the fate of the project. Under one option, firms would propose ways to clean up and monitor the environmental hazards on the property so that it would be suitable as a school site.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1994 | BETH SHUSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the first step toward creating a large complex of schools in one of the Los Angeles Unified School District's most crowded areas, the Board of Education on Monday approved an ambitious project aimed at providing 16,500 students with courses linked to their career interests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 20, 2001 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bowing to pressure from prosecutors, Los Angeles Unified School District officials agreed Friday to rescind a closed-door vote on the Belmont Learning Complex and to reconsider the matter in a public meeting. The school board, in a private session Dec. 12, gave Supt. Roy Romer permission to explore proposals from the private sector for opening or selling the unfinished high school near downtown. But newly elected Dist. Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2001 | MASSIE RITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Latino advocacy group is drafting a proposal to complete the stalled Belmont Learning Complex, solve its environmental problems and turn the campus near downtown Los Angeles into a privately run charter high school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2002 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two competing proposals to finish the Belmont Learning Complex under a contract worth as much as $88 million both would seal off hazardous underground vapors from a former oil field and install an elaborate system of vents, air scrubbers and detectors, according to presentations made Tuesday. Details of the two plans were made public at a board meeting of the Los Angeles Unified School District, which is expected to choose a contractor next month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2002 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A construction team led by a Latino educational advocacy group should finish the environmentally troubled Belmont Learning Complex, Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer recommended Thursday to the school board members. Alliance for a Better Community, a coalition of Latino activists and businesspeople, assembled the best development team and presented the best plan to finish the high school and solve environmental problems at the 35-acre downtown site, Romer said.
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September 27, 2002 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As if worries about underground pollution and methane fumes were not enough, now Los Angeles Unified School District officials are studying whether the half-finished Belmont Learning Complex is sitting on top of an active earthquake fault line. A company, hired to determine whether old oil wells beneath the planned high school posed any dangers, this summer stumbled upon evidence of what may be a fault about 725 feet underground. "Evaluation of the geology around the well suggests that a ...
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