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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

When Jim De Matté moves to his role overseeing the schools River Park Campus full-time in January, current Upper School Plant Manger Dave Mintz 87 will take over as Chief of Campus Operations and Construction.

Position changes in Maintenance Department announced

Davis Marks and Will Sherwood October 24, 2021

School administration appointed Chief of Campus Operations and Construction Jim De Matté to oversee the construction of the school’s River Park Campus full-time Monday. Upper School Plant Manager Dave...

Before homecoming, signs objecting to the River Park recreation project appeared along streets near the Upper School. It is unclear whether each sign was placed by a different community member or whether the local campaign was the work of a single activist.

Administration faces backlash over River Park

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff October 3, 2021

Members of Save Weddington placed signs along Coldwater Canyon Avenue to protest the school’s River Park plan. The organization, whose goal is to preserve Weddington Golf & Tennis, posted signs to...

At the Weddington Golf & Tennis Property, members play golf while taking in the Studio City views. With its status as a Historic-Cultural monument, more aspects of the original park will be preserved in the River Park.

Weddington property designated a Historic-Cultural Monument

Kriste An September 19, 2021

The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management (PLUM) Committee voted to recommend designating the Weddington Golf & Tennis property in Studio City a Historic-Cultural Monument,...

PARKS AND RECREATION: At the Weddington Golf & Tennis Property, Studio City residents use the driving range to practice golf on a summer’s day. This property was purchased by the school and will be converted into the River Park athletic facility, which is scheduled to be completed in 2025.

River Park athletic facility in works

Will Sherwood August 30, 2021

The school hopes to begin construction to create the $100 million River Park athletic facility, a 16-acre athletic property complete with environmentally friendly features. After a summer of preparing...

Varsity golf team members practice alongside community members after school at Weddington.

Studio City community discusses historical status of Weddington

Julian Andreone June 1, 2021

The Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission officially recommended that the Los Angeles  City Council consider designating Weddington Golf & Tennis a historic monument April 15. Such a designation...

School prepares environmental impact report for river park property

Tessa Augsberger March 26, 2021

The school is currently preparing an Environmental Impact Report for its proposed River Park athletic and recreational facility after applying to the City of Los Angeles for a Conditional Use Permit last...

Commons proposes revised River Park plan to City of Los Angeles

Hannah Han March 6, 2020

In an email to the school community, President Rick Commons announced that the school submitted the draft plan for the River Park athletic facility to the City of Los Angeles, officially initiating the...

Commons responds to councilmember regarding River Park

Hannah Han March 5, 2020

President Rick Commons updated the school community in an email regarding the River Park athletic facility’s development plan and pledged to enact the changes suggested by Los Angeles Second District...

Illustration By Hannah Mittleman

Weapons of Mass Construction

Casey Kim August 27, 2019

“Do they really need another giant pool?”As lifetime Studio City resident Pam Friedman listened to school representatives describe the new construction plans for the school’s proposed River Park,...

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