PSA Improvement Project to hold first public hearing

PSA Improvement Project to hold first public hearing

The Parking, Safety and Athletic Improvement Project will hold its first public hearing with the City of Los Angeles on Aug. 8, President Rick Commons said in an email sent to parents and alumni on July 13. The project includes a parking structure, bridge to cross Coldwater Canyon and practice field for school athletics. “This […]

Coldwater Canyon closed, AP exams delayed an hour

Coldwater Canyon closed, AP exams delayed an hour

UPDATE 2 (1:10 p.m.): Coldwater Canyon Avenue has reopened to automobiles. UPDATE 1 (11:30 a.m.): Coldwater Canyon Avenue remains closed to automobiles except for school-related business as work crews continue to clean mud and debris. Due to water damage from Mulholland Drive to Ventura Boulevard, Coldwater Canyon Avenue is closed. School is still open, but all vehicles […]

School moves to improve relations with neighborhood

President Rick Commons is taking steps to increase communications and improve the school’s relationship with neighbors. Commons plans to meet with local residents and organizations over the next few months to discuss how Harvard-Westlake can be a better member of the community. The administration also hired Stacy Marble, the former chief deputy of Los Angeles […]

School reports increase in middle-lane driving

In the past few months, increasing numbers of students have been caught by the school driving in the center left turn lane of Coldwater Canyon on their way to school, with more than five students reported some weeks, Assistant to the Head of Upper School Michelle Bracken said. When students caught driving in the middle […]

Neighbors post signs protesting construction

Opponents to construction of a parking lot and bridge adjacent to the Upper School placed signs on the lawns of neighboring homes in early July. The signs were created by Save Coldwater Canyon!, a non-profit organization of neighbors formed to stop the school from breaking ground across Coldwater Canyon Drive. “Every group has a right […]

Main entrance partially closed for construction

A section of the main entrance to the Upper School campus will be closed for construction this week, Director of Communications Jill Shaw announced in an email Friday. The construction began today and is projected to finish by Friday, March 28. Drivers will be unable to immediately turn right after entering the main entrance to […]

Coldwater building may begin next year

Construction on a parking garage on the west side of Coldwater Canyon and a pedestrian bridge to the main entrance could begin by the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, Vice President John Amato said. In a letter to parents last week, Amato, who is the construction project spokesman, said the Upper School Parking Improvement […]

Hudnut assures ‘everything is ending well’

When President Thomas C. Hudnut arrived at the Coldwater Canyon campus to take up the post of headmaster in 1987, the all-boys Harvard School was known almost exclusively for its academic reputation as an “AP factory” that churned out admittances to top colleges. “But its performing arts were dismal, visual arts were under-appreciated and its […]

Coldwater closure impacts school commute

Student drivers, parents and faculty have navigated the closure of Coldwater Canyon for water line construction since school resumed Monday, April 8. Traffic cops regulated congestion at the intersections around the construction route and on popular detours. As of Thursday, April 11, only the stretch of Coldwater Canyon between Avenida del Sol and Harvard-Westlake Driveway […]

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