Friday, November 16, 2007

Odds and Ends 39

On Monday November 19, the Lomita City Council will be holding a meeting, beginning at 7:00 PM, at their chambers at 24300 Narbonne Avenue.

One of the issues that may be debated and voted on is concerning the proposed SRHS 14, 810-seat Senior High School, possibly being built in Lomita.

Proponents of placing the new high school, to ease the over crowding at Narbonne H.S. want to use 2 acres of Lomita Park, along with the Los Angeles County and City of Lomita maintenance yards on Walnut Avenue, to build the new school.

Opponents of the plan, which I am one of, consider this location to be a poor one. Walnut Avenue, in that area, is the border between Lomita and Torrance. If the new school is built, the entrances and exits would be on Walnut Avenue, directly across the street from homes in Torrance.

Opponents also are very concerned about putting a school in a dense residential area with few large roadways for ingress and egress to the school site.

The L.A.U.S.D. has not taken a formal consideration of the site, as yet, and still has acreage at Ponte Vista as their "preferred site" for the high school.

Opponents of the plan are encouraged to attend this meeting and voice their opposition. Hopefully a vote will be taken by the City Council to reconsider its support for the project.

I was very happy to see at least three item in the latest Random Lengths News that I found newsworthy, if only for my own reasons.

Mr. Chris Yang wrote an article about Y&S Auto filing suit in the Kinder/Morgan-JCC Homes issue on Gaffey Street.

This article was very informative and I suggest interested readers pick up a copy of the Random Lengths News, so they can read it, too.

On the page facing Mr. Yang's article was an article about J.D. Hobbies store opening up a second location in the Brown Brothers Building. This item may not be important to many folks, but I have a special interest in the move. If one looks in the front window of the new store and looks at the HO scale model railroad layout, some of the buildings were donated by a fellow who is recovering from hip surgery and has some time at home to kill.

The original J.D. Hobbies is located in the Western Plaza shopping center.

I also found the item about the condo developments in downtown, interesting. I didn't know there was supposed to be free parking at the Centre Street Lofts. I guess few others did, too.

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