9A update: A Superior Court Judge ruled against the Right Site Coalition yesterday morning in Norwalk, declining to grant an injunction stopping the LAUSD from razing houses on Mohawk, St. Ynez site where it plans to build a school. Right Site was granted a one-week extension -- the group (with which I am affiliated, through the Echo Park Historical Society) has until next Friday to convince a state appeals panel that the ruling is flawed. So the empty houses stand at least a few more days.
The LAUSD convinced the judge with an argument that they were losing $100,000 a week by the delay in flattening those ugly old houses. Which to Chicken Corner sounds something like a surgeon arguing that he/she is losing money by having their surgery theater dark and their hands idle when they could be amputating a healthy leg.