Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 30, 2006
Watch the five minute Full Disclosure Network™ video featuring exclusive demolition footage and photos of the brand new Belmont Learning Center building being torn down. The Los Angeles Unifed School District(LAUSD) to date has spent approximately $Half $Billion on this school and almost ten years later is no where near being completed. Click on this link to watch: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/flash/BelmontDemolition-5min.htm
This most notorious and costly school construction project in the world was renamed Vista Hermosa and/or Central High #11, and located on a 35-acre site in downtown Los Angeles. The site was purchased "as is" even though it was known to be the "Old Los Angeles Oil Field" where approximately 1000 closed oil wells are located and an earthquake fault. (Click on this link to view a photo of the Oil Field Site: http://www.fulldisclosure.net/images/Belmont_Oilfield.jpg )
The new and never occupied Belmont buildings were partially demolished, in almost secrecy, around Christmas time in December, 2004, when the costs were estimated to be $330 million, for reasons that are not quite clear.
Former investigators have speculated that the demolition was to facilitate remediation of the toxic hazards including the deadly hydrogen sulfide and methane gas that had not been provided for prior to construction. Other speculation surrounds the earthquake fault and the LAUSD Administrators who may have simply wanted to change the design.
LAUSD Inspector General Don Mullinax documented volumes of waste, fraud and abuse in his extensive reports. The abuse was referred for prosecution to two L. A. County District Attorneys Gil Garcetti and Steve Cooley. To date no prosecution for crimes has taken place regarding this on-going travesty even though the costs have excalated to an estimated $1/2 Billion, with no end in sight.
This Belmont Demolition video is actually a "Special Report" on the LAUSD debacle that has been shrouded in secrecy. Even many of neighbors near the site were unaware of the demolition. When the LAUSD refused to allow Full Disclosure™ cameras on the site to record the demolition we rented an airplane obtain aerial footage and a truck to gain a vantage point to record the event.
To view this program and other programs in the series “Belmont the World’s Most Expensive High School” and "Belmont: The Black Hole of School Construction" please visit our Belmont page for listings and links to other videos on the Belmont disaster at http://www.fulldisclosure.net/belmont_learning_center_and_LAUSD.htm where you can also check the Channel Listings with air times and channels for cable stations by community.
The Full Disclosure Network (tm) is an Emmy Award winning public affairs program, hosted by Leslie Dutton and featured on 43 cable systems and the Internet world-wide.