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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