School District Loses Legal Battle

A state court of appeal blocked the Los Angeles Unified School District from demolishing more than 2 blocks of Echo Park for a new school. Read the court ruling. The 9A site has been opposed by the Right Site Coalition, which includes the EPHS, in light of the destruction of historic resources, a flawed selection process and a sharp drop in enrollment that makes a new campus unnecessary. The demolition will be delayed as the lawsuit challenging the site returns to a lower court for review. More about 9A.