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October 21, 2021


2015 San Pedro Prep Softball Preview -

Friday, May 1, 2015

Art Preview: ‘Non-Native’ by Ingrid Dietrich -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

San Pedro Prep Baseball 2015 Preview -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Recapping The Final Gaffey Street Community Workshop -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tiffany Torres Bears Down For Success At POLA High -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

San Pedro Fish Market Launches Scholarship Contest -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

San Pedro’s Rita Fiorenza Is A Basketball Revelation -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

‘No Lane Reductions’ As Gaffey Street Redevelopment Plans Move Forward -

Friday, January 9, 2015

San Pedro Prep Sports 2014 Fall Review -

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LAPD Harbor Division and Philie B’s Pizza To Host Charity Events This Weekend -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

San Pedro Holiday Parade Returns Sunday with a Twist -

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Wonderland Comes To The Waterfront -

Monday, December 1, 2014

One-Way Streets May Come to Downtown San Pedro -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

San Pedro’s Two Newest Volleyball Skyscrapers: Allison Kittell & Tracy Folchi -

Monday, November 10, 2014

San Pedro and POLA Prep Girls Cross-Country Preview: Running For More Glory -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

International Craft Beer Festival Comes to Crafted This Weekend -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Second Workshop for Urban Greening Project Receives Warm Reception from Community -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Construction of Mixed-Use Apartment Complex on Gaffey Could Begin Next Spring -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UPDATE: Blaze Inside Port of L.A. in Wilmington Nearly Contained; Air Quality Deemed ‘Safe’ -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

San Pedro High Football Off To Another Strong Start -

Monday, September 22, 2014

Baxter High School to Open this August

Alliance Alice M. Baxter College-Ready High School will open August 4. (photo: Megan Barnes)

The new charter high school opening in a historic building on Ninth Street this fall will be named Alice M. Baxter High School, administrators told the Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council on Tuesday night.

Currently known as Alliance College-Ready Academy High School 20, the school will open August 4 and is accepting applications for its first class of 150 freshmen.

The school will be named after the mother of former Ambassador to Uruguay Frank Baxter, who is active in education reform and chairs the board of directors of Alliance College-Ready Public Schools. The network has been opening charter schools throughout Los Angeles since 2004, many in low-income areas.

“Frank Baxter grew up a working class kid and his mother instilled in him the value of education, so he made a donation to name the school after her as a way to honor her,” said Catherine Suitor, chief development and communications officer for Alliance College-Ready Public Schools.

At last night’s Central San Pedro Neighborhood Council meeting, principal Robert Canosa-Carr said renovations to the school’s interior are underway, but that its facade will be preserved.

“Once you walk in the front door, it will look like a brand new school with great classroom environments for our students,” said Canosa-Carr, who has lived in San Pedro for 15 years and served as principal of Westchester High School for the past four years.

Built in 1923, the 27,951-square-foot building at 461 W. Ninth St. features six tall arch windows that once displayed early model Fords before the building became DiCarlo’s Bakery, a bowling alley, and most recently, Hope Chapel.

Seven faculty members who will teach the freshman class have already been hired, as well as assistant principal Burgandie Montoya.

Canosa-Carr said the school will take in 150 freshmen each year until it caps at 600 students. Each student will be given a laptop computer.

“We are piloting a new model of blended leaning. It’s essentially the idea that every classroom involves co-teaching between a teacher and technology. We’re using digital technology to replace dead practice time in the classroom,” Canosa-Carr said, adding that technology will replace worksheets and textbooks.

“We replace writing alone by yourself on a sheet of paper with interactive software with artificial intelligence built in that constantly adapts and gives feedback.”

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools will have 26 high schools and middle schools in Los Angeles serving more than 10,700 students when Baxter High School and three other schools open this fall.

“Our goal is really to enrich the educational opportunities to students in this area,” Canosa-Carr said.