APES Classes take field trip to hillside

Advanced Placement Environmental Science classes surveyed the biodiversity of various plant species across from campus on Coldwater Canyon during the past two weeks. The purpose of their experiments was to analyze the type, population and proportion of the plants present across the street. The APES students will soon be tasked with comparing their data from […]

Frosty relationships on Coldwater Canyon

Frosty relationships on Coldwater Canyon

I honestly don’t remember a time when I haven’t seen the white signs decorating the houses outside our upper school, slamming our prospective parking structure in the capitalized, red font to “Save Coldwater Canyon!” and “Say No! To Harvard-Westlake’s Private Bridge.” The signs are an everyday, ubiquitous sighting; I don’t even register the concept of […]

Deans revoke parking passes after students drive in center lane

Security guards revoked parking passes from about 20 students Thursday who were driving in the center left turn lane on Coldwater Canyon for more than 200 feet. Drivers can legally drive in center lanes for no more than 200 feet, according to the California DMV Handbook. The punishments varied between students and deans, since deans […]

Neighbors protest construction

“NOT IN MY BACKYARD!!!” is a recurring phrase in a list of 70 comments on a recent Los Angeles Times article. The story is about the school’s proposed construction of a three-story parking garage and the opposition it has aroused in neighbors. It appeared in print on Nov. 4, and ABC7 ran a similar story […]

Geological survey begins on land for garage

Geotechnical engineers began conducting new borings on Harvard-Westlake’s property on the west side of Coldwater Canyon Monday. The school has been working to complete its environmental review to build a parking garage and playing field on the western property. Vice President John Amato told the school’s neighbors in a letter sent Friday that Los Angeles […]

Coldwater closure for construction to end today

Coldwater Canyon has reopened to to traffic from both directions after a month-long closure, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power announced to the school. Although the street will be open at all times of the day, there will still be additional construction in the surrounding area. Student drivers, parents and faculty will no longer need […]

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 […]

LADWP to close Coldwater Canyon

Coldwater Canyon will be closed from Mulholland Drive to Ventura Boulevard from Saturday, March 23 through Thursday, April 25. The closure will last from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.  every weekday and from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power representative Greg Bartz said. Students who drive to […]

Coldwater Canyon construction hours expanded

Work to replace a  100-year old trunk line on Coldwater Canyon shut down additional lanes starting on Thursday, Nov. 15. Construction hours also were extended 9 a.m. to 8 pm Monday through Friday to expedite the current phase continuing Coldwater construction, now set to be completed by March 2013, according to the Los Angeles Department of Water and […]