Michael White Adobe Today

And folks, I mean literally TODAY, October 11. We have to save this adobe, and time is running out. While we were peeking over the fence, one of the baseball moms, Joanna, came over to talk to us. She was proud to show off the adobe and comment on its uniqueness and we said "it's too bad your board of education wants to tear it down at the end of the month." What? Turns out that not even the PTA has been told that the San Marino Board of Education including these members (go ahead and feel free to send 'em an e-mail y'all, they're elected officials) 

President Jeanie Caldwell November 2009 (term expires)
Vice-President Dr. Jeng Yen November 2009
Clerk C. Joseph Chang November 2009
Member Karen Preston November 2011
Member Chris Norgaard November 2011

   is planning to wantonly destroy this historic building. I don't blame them for not wanting to get the word out, they

ought to be ashamed. In fact, if this plan goes through, I'll make sure that every time someone Googles Jeanie Caldwell, Jeng Yen, C. Joseph Chang, Karen Preston and Chris Norgaard their name crops up in conjunction with this act of historical violence. In fact, with term expirations coming up for Ms. Caldwell and Yen and Chang, they oughta start thinking about what their legacy is going to be.

As you can see, there's nothing wrong with the adobe except that this hideous collection of sports fields have grown up around it and they are now starting to crumble. If I had my way, I'd fill in the pool and plant a historically appropriate herb garden. Now that ain't gonna happen, so swim in peace kids, but the problem is not the adobe, it's lack of long-term planning. The adobe is the redeeming feature of the place and it's time to stop making rash decisions based on false economic expediences and start thinkin' about the long haul.

It's also time to stop trying to run a fasty past the school, the parents, the city and the community. It ain't gonna work.

 And the address for the San Marino Unified School District is:1665 West Dr., San Marino, CA 91108, so make sure they know what you think about this.












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~ by ravenjake on October 11, 2009.

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