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COMMUNITY COLLABORATION: On Nov. 8, the L.A. Planning and Land Use Management Committee hearing regarding the school’s River Park athletic facility commenced. The hearing took place at Los Angeles City Hall. Throughout the meeting, any member of the Studio City community was able to give feedback about River Park in the form of short speeches.

LA City Council planning committee approves River Park environmental impact report

Max Turetzky, Assistant Opinion Editor November 15, 2023

The Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Management (PLUM) Committee unanimously approved the school’s proposed River Park project at a public meeting Nov. 7. The project will move to the City...

Harvard-Westlake River Park was officially approved by the Los Angeles (LA) City Council Nov. 14. The schools conditional use plan, site plans and environmental impact report were all reviewed in the process by LA City Hall committees and officials.

LA City Council officially approves River Park for construction

Connor Tang, Assistant News Editor November 15, 2023

The Los Angeles (LA) City Council unanimously voted to approve the school’s conditional use permit and site plan for River Park at a meeting Nov. 14. The final hearing for the project followed the approval...

Save Weddington poster displayed in Studio City as an effort to campaign against River Park.

Rising River Park dissent as approval approaches

William Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor September 21, 2023

Following approval by the Los Angeles City Planning Commission (CPC) on Aug. 24, final approval of the River Park project will be voted on by the Los Angeles (LA) City Council due to an appeal by community...

LA City Planning to determine future of River Park

LA City Planning to determine future of River Park

Eden Conner and Davis Marks August 29, 2023

The River Park project is in the final stages of approval after a Los Angeles City Council hearing July 12 and a Los Angeles City Planning Commission (CPC) approval hearing Aug. 24.   During...

School partners with FoLAR

Max Turetzky February 16, 2023

The school announced a partnership with educational organization Friends of the LA River (FoLAR) in light of the the River Park project Jan. 5. FoLAR will aim to use River Park to educate students across...

RECOGNIZING RIVER PARK’S PARTNERS: The school’s administration hosted an event for River Park’s partners to thank them for their support on Jan. 25. Attendees included the Tatviam Band of Mission Indians, Special Olympics, Angel City Sports and Friends of the LA River.

School holds event to thank community

Alexander Dinh and Olivia So February 8, 2023

The school hosted an event to thank community members  for supporting the River Park project  Jan. 25. Participants spoke with the school’s faculty, administration and prefects about River Park, and...

Local clothing brand creates Weddington collection for wear

Hannah Shahidi November 16, 2022

Los Angeles-based clothing company AG Jeans designed a “Save Weddington” collection to protest the school’s plan to develop Weddington Golf & Tennis into the River Park athletic campus. Save...

An illustrated Sportszilla is pictured in a Harvard-Westlake jersey. Due to the schools plans to turn Weddington Golf & Tennis into the new River Park, organizations like Save Weddington have taken to calling the school Sportszilla.

Sportszilla: King of the River

Ella Yadegar, Assistant Features Editor September 28, 2022

On a summer night in 1984, Judy and Norman Millar walked along manicured grass under beaming floodlights and a warm Studio City breeze. It was their first date in Norman Millar’s hometown. Judy Millar...

A sign advertising the school’s River Park plan to replace Weddington Golf & Tennis is posted on a tennis court fence next to the Weddington parking lot. The River Park plan came closer to completion when the City of Los Angeles released its draft environmental impact report (DEIR).

City of LA releases River Park draft environmental impact report

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff and Will Sherwood March 15, 2022

President Rick Commons announced that the City of Los Angeles released the draft environmental impact report (DEIR) for the River Park project in an email to the school community March 10. Commons said...

Streamlining the River Park project

Streamlining the River Park project

Editorial Board February 17, 2022

Despite the inundation of River Park banners on campus and related posts on the school’s social media accounts, much of the school community is disconnected from the project. Many students who see these...

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...

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