New San Pedro high school may get swimming pool

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After decades of sprinting through timed practices in non-Pirate waters, San Pedro High School's swim team may finally get a pool of its own. Full Story
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Hahn is a Phony

San Pedro, CA

#2 Dec 7, 2009
So let me understand this; Hahn is against the school being there but in favor of the school pool. LOL sounds like the Hahn is have come to know and loathe. Also the reason nothing gets done.
M Richards

Downey, CA

#3 Dec 7, 2009
Since SRHS 15 was first planned, a swimming pool was promised by those supporting the school's construction.

Naturally, trusting anything coming from LAUSD must always be suspect, now they will vote on whether the promised pool will be provided.

Even if they vote for the pool, don't expect anyone getting wet in its waters. All taxpayers will get wet from paying for something that will not be provided, while excuses will fly.
Oxymoron

United States

#4 Dec 8, 2009
SPHS has had some great swim teams in the past. It's unfortunate they've had to swim at off-site pools to train and compete. A pool at the proposed high school would be a great addition to the legacy of those great swimmers and a much needed public pool for the south end of San Pedro!
Dickie Wolf

Valencia, CA

#5 Dec 8, 2009
An olympic sized pool is badly needed in town. The Y pool is overbooked and the SPHS swimmers use it for practice. John Olguin High School is the proper place for a new pool.
rancho kid

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Dec 8, 2009
ummmm a pool?? next to the projects??pola high school?? pola?? really?? umm... uhh?? hmmm.. a pool??
formerly really

San Pedro, CA

#10 Dec 8, 2009
rancho kid wrote:
ummmm a pool?? next to the projects??pola high school?? pola?? really?? umm... uhh?? hmmm.. a pool??
I'm not sure what you are talking about or what your objection is.

First off, they are talking about putting the pool at the new SRHS 15, Angel's Gate, not POLA, which is a charter, is not SPHS and their mascot isn't the Pirate, it's the Polar bear, and they don't even have a swim team. This article is about a pool for the Pirates swim tam, and has nothing to do with POLAH.

Second, exactly what are you saying- that there has to be a pool-free radius around the projects? That no new facilites can go into this part of town because they might be "too close" to RSP?
formerly really

San Pedro, CA

#11 Dec 8, 2009
Hahn is a Phony wrote:
So let me understand this; Hahn is against the school being there but in favor of the school pool. LOL sounds like the Hahn is have come to know and loathe. Also the reason nothing gets done.
Now you are getting it.
Dickie Wolf

Valencia, CA

#12 Dec 8, 2009
formerly really wrote:
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I'm not sure what you are talking about or what your objection is.
First off, they are talking about putting the pool at the new SRHS 15, Angel's Gate, not POLA, which is a charter, is not SPHS and their mascot isn't the Pirate, it's the Polar bear, and they don't even have a swim team. This article is about a pool for the Pirates swim tam, and has nothing to do with POLAH.
Second, exactly what are you saying- that there has to be a pool-free radius around the projects? That no new facilites can go into this part of town because they might be "too close" to RSP?
They are talking about putting the pool at JOHN OLGUIN HIGH SCHOOL
at Angel's Gate. It is a great idea especially since JOHN OLGUIN was a lifeguard for twenty years befor becoming the museum director.
Now then

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#13 Dec 8, 2009
Dickie Wolf wrote:
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They are talking about putting the pool at JOHN OLGUIN HIGH SCHOOL
at Angel's Gate. It is a great idea especially since JOHN OLGUIN was a lifeguard for twenty years befor becoming the museum director.
What is it with this John Olguin High School? Where did that come from? According to LAUSD policy, High Schools are suppose to be named after a U.S. President. For all of the love of it, how about George W. Bush?
Dickie Wolf

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#15 Dec 8, 2009
Now then wrote:
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What is it with this John Olguin High School? Where did that come from? According to LAUSD policy, High Schools are suppose to be named after a U.S. President. For all of the love of it, how about George W. Bush?
Ther is no such policy. The name will be JOHN OLGUIN HIGH SCHOOL. This is afitting tribute to San Pedro's greatest booster ever. John is arguably the greatest contributor to the betterment of this great town in history. What is your objection?
Steve

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#17 Dec 8, 2009
112 million dollars to build a school with 500 seats...$214,000 a seat (that's the plan if it comes in on budget). That's the most expensive high school I've ever heard of. Almost, if not all of those kids will need to ride a bus. Now we want to add an Olympic size pool. Isn't this the same school district that every few months threatens to lay-off teachers because they don't have enough money to pay salaries?
I played water polo and swam in high school so I think having a pool at a high school is a very good thing but only if you can afford it and aren't already facing a budget deficit. They tell us we can't afford to put our kids in classrooms of 30 or less students and their answer is build them a pool? Pools and buses are not cheap to maintain and run but they seem to be a higher priority than providing basic quality education.
Dickie Wolf

Valencia, CA

#18 Dec 9, 2009
Steve wrote:
112 million dollars to build a school with 500 seats...$214,000 a seat (that's the plan if it comes in on budget). That's the most expensive high school I've ever heard of. Almost, if not all of those kids will need to ride a bus. Now we want to add an Olympic size pool. Isn't this the same school district that every few months threatens to lay-off teachers because they don't have enough money to pay salaries?
I played water polo and swam in high school so I think having a pool at a high school is a very good thing but only if you can afford it and aren't already facing a budget deficit. They tell us we can't afford to put our kids in classrooms of 30 or less students and their answer is build them a pool? Pools and buses are not cheap to maintain and run but they seem to be a higher priority than providing basic quality education.
I hope you realize that LAUSD has billions which can only be used for construction. Building things is what the district has money for, but your point about maintenance is a good question. The advantages of having a swimming pool are the same as having a state of the art football stadium or baqseball diamond. San Pedro is a town that cares much more abpout sports than education. The pool is still a good idea in my opinion.
formerly really

San Pedro, CA

#19 Dec 9, 2009
Dickie Wolf wrote:
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They are talking about putting the pool at JOHN OLGUIN HIGH SCHOOL
at Angel's Gate. It is a great idea especially since JOHN OLGUIN was a lifeguard for twenty years befor becoming the museum director.
Yeah, whatever- they were calling it Angel's Gate first and you know it. Whatever they name it SRHS 15 is still the correct designation.

John Olguin is a great guy who has done a lot but geez, don't we have enough stuff named after him? They already named a pool after him, he's got a citizen of the century monument, there's a John Olguin award- enough already. It's getting embarrassing.
formerly really

San Pedro, CA

#20 Dec 9, 2009
Dickie Wolf wrote:
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I hope you realize that LAUSD has billions which can only be used for construction. Building things is what the district has money for, but your point about maintenance is a good question. The advantages of having a swimming pool are the same as having a state of the art football stadium or baqseball diamond. San Pedro is a town that cares much more abpout sports than education. The pool is still a good idea in my opinion.
And what happens to that pool when they lay off the swim teacher?
Steve

Glendale, CA

#21 Dec 9, 2009
Dickie Wolf wrote:
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I hope you realize that LAUSD has billions which can only be used for construction. Building things is what the district has money for, but your point about maintenance is a good question. The advantages of having a swimming pool are the same as having a state of the art football stadium or baqseball diamond. San Pedro is a town that cares much more abpout sports than education. The pool is still a good idea in my opinion.
I do but the pool isn't going to fill, heat and maintain itself.
No worries

Glendale, CA

#22 Dec 9, 2009
Steve wrote:
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I do but the pool isn't going to fill, heat and maintain itself.
Not to worry Steve, they'll take it out of the new proposed parcel tax. No need to save money, the taxpayers have more than they need. As for construction money, we were stupid to approve it so why shouldn't they spend it like there's more where that came from? Voters aren't getting any smarter.
Dickie Wolf

Valencia, CA

#23 Dec 9, 2009
formerly really wrote:
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Yeah, whatever- they were calling it Angel's Gate first and you know it. Whatever they name it SRHS 15 is still the correct designation.
John Olguin is a great guy who has done a lot but geez, don't we have enough stuff named after him? They already named a pool after him, he's got a citizen of the century monument, there's a John Olguin award- enough already. It's getting embarrassing.
You are not from San Pedro so I can't expect you to appreciate the efforts John has made on behalf of this town. It is not embarrassing to name a school after the most prominent Mexican American in town. He is MR. San Pedro and deserves it.
The name has been proposed by the local district board member and the bulk of community supports it, Racists like you cannot be expected to make any favorable comment where a Mexican American is involved, but thankfully you are in the minority.
Doc

Glendale, CA

#24 Dec 9, 2009
Yo Dickie, you really need to calm down a little. Am I the only one who doesn't see the hidden racist message you are talking about?
Dickie Wolf

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#25 Dec 9, 2009
Doc wrote:
Yo Dickie, you really need to calm down a little. Am I the only one who doesn't see the hidden racist message you are talking about?
What is your stake in the San Pedro community?
Steve

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#26 Dec 9, 2009
Dickie Wolf wrote:
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What is your stake in the San Pedro community?
I think he was just wondering what was with the "racist" comment. I was wondering the same thing myself, seemed like a weird thing to say.

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