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Belmont in the LA Weekly

June 15 - 21, 2001 The Belmont Curse Arbitrator gives cash to contractors, black hat to L.A. Unified. By Howard Blume

February 16 - 22, 2001 Superintendent Dick It’s the mayor vs. the teachers. By Howard Blume

September 8 - 14, 2000 Barry Groveman’s Secret Or, what they don’t know can’t hurt you. By Howard Blume

June 9 - 15, 2000 No Vacancy The school district's space crunch is much worse than you know. And no one has a plan that will fix it. By Howard Blume

April 28 - May 4, 2000 Conflicts 101 L.A. schools’ environmental czar dogged By complaints of too many interests. By Howard Blume

March 31 - April 5, 2000 Belmont Bucks State might pay for safety study of L.A.’s most troubled school site. By Howard Blume

February 18 - 24, 2000 Spacing Schools Uh-oh! L.A.’s grand plan for creating classrooms won’t work. By Howard Blume

January 28 - February 3, 2000 Bell Tolls for Belmont L.A.’s bungled high school project finally done in By politics and money woes. By Howard Blume

December 24 -30, 1999 City Limits: Sucker Among the Sharks The Mullinax Report chronicles incompetence in high places. And retells an old story. By Marc B. Haefele

December 17 - 23, 1999 Belmont Bungling Auditor links bad decisions that brought us Oil Field High to string of conflicts of interest. By Howard Blume

December 10 - 16, 1999 The Belmont Blacklist Law firm sued for its handling of troubled school project is looking all over town for more culprits. By Howard Blume

November 19 - 25, 1999 The Belmont Decision School board should wait for more studies before ruling on bungled project. By Howard Blume

October 29 - November 4, 1999 City Limits: Acting Out Like it or not, the school board seems, well, almost decisive these days. By Marc B. Haefele

October 22 - 28, 1999 Come to Order, Class Whoever’s running L.A. Unified deserves high marks in chaos, struggle and discontent. By Howard Blume

September 17 - 23, 1999 Deny, Defend and Deflect L.A. Unified blasted By its own inspector for Belmont boondoggle.

July 23 - 29, 1999 Stop Time School board suspends most work at Belmont, halts all comments. By Howard Blume

May 21 - 27, 1999 Reform in Reverse L.A. district accused of backing off clean sites mandate. By Howard Blume

May 14 - 20, 1999 Retail in the Red Shopping center at Belmont complex is no bargain. By Howard Blume

April 16 - 22, 1999 Out With the Old Riordan makes good on vow to topple incumbents. By Howard Blume

April 9 - 15, 1999 The Best School Board Money Can Buy Reform is the reason, but there’s little rhyme to Riordan’s school. By Howard Blume

February 12 - 18, 1999 Who Poisoned the Well? Toxic truth haunts LAUSD at Belmont. By Howard Blume

March 20 - 25, 1998 Feeding Frenzy Meet the team behind the Belmont Learning Complex, California's most expensive high school. By Howard Blume

March 13 - 19, 1998 Trump's Ambassador Gambit Mired on Wilshire, tycoon scrambles to dodge school deal. By Howard Blume

December 15 - 21, 1995 Swimming With Sharks School district dives into development gamble. Board enters exclusive talks despite high bid, conflict of interest. By Howard Blume

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