The Westchester Weekly – your weekly round-up
of news for Westchester CA Families
Here’s your weekly recap of what’s new and notable in Westchester 90045, including fun things to check out this weekend!
This Thursday is the town hall I mentioned a few weeks ago, intended to provide more details about the LAX Northside Project. As you’ll recall, this is the project that once and for all puts a stop to LAX moving north into our neighborhood and provides some buffer for us from the noise and pollution of LAX. Some very cool stuff is planned, including shopping, community space, creative office and recreation/open space. I think the project looks super exciting for our community and I plan on attending the town hall to see if reality matches my expectations. 😉 Wouldn’t it be nice to have a cluster of new retail and recreation? Rumor has it that we’ll all be riding bikes to the beach via those facilities. Find out more and RSVP here.
I’m so flipping sad to report that Westchester lost two schools this week. First came the announcement that pilot school Incubator is folding, and then came word that Westchester Secondary Charter School was denied charter renewal due to declining enrollment. Gee, do you think the District sending WSCS to co-locate at Horace Mann Middle School in South LA had anything to do with declining enrollment? That school is half an hour from Westchester without traffic. And the Incubator decision seems a little suspicious as LAUSD gets ready to welcome the new Playa Vista middle school to the same campus (Westchester HS).
If you’re as mad as I am about the antics and failures of our School Board, please make plans to join me at the polls for the May 16th run-off election for our Board member seat. This election is extra important because the winning candidate will sit for an extra long 5-1/2 year term, as LA realigns its election cycles. If you can’t get excited about another trip to the polls, consider voting by mail. The paperwork can be found here. Vote for change and #picknick, Nick Melvoin, that is!
Here are links to a couple of news items that caught our eye this week: