Breathing Life back into the Torrance GATE Program?

Along with the optimism flush from California’s resurgent economy and the newly approved a $156.4 billion state budget that expands preschool for children from poor families, the Torrance school board is discussing hiring a GATE resource teacher.

Torrance’s GATE program was officially eliminated after the 2008-09 school year, which is about when the economy took a dive. Fortunately, the financial outlook has since brightened. “Since fall, the Torrance school board has approved palns to hire more high school guidance counselors, brought back 10 assistant principals, granted an across-the-board 2% raise to all employees and broke ground on a new student services center at district headquarters,” reports the Daily Breeze.

Read more in the related Daily Breeze article.

Another reason to live in San Pedro… now a “College Town”

Thinking of living in San Pedro? According to San Pedro leaders, the opening of Marymount College’s new Waterfront Campus last week is “evidence that the town is on the upswing.” This is the liberal arts college’s “first new campus since it opened in Rancho Palos Verdes in 1968. In 2010, it was accredited to expand from a two-year to a four-year degree program.”

The grand opening was attended by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and U.S. Rep. Janice Hahn. “This new waterfront campus will add to the vitality of San Pedro’s historic waterfront district,” Villaraigosa said.”

The campus is located at 222 W. Sixth Street in San Pedro. To learn more about Marymount College Waterfront Campus, visit their website.

To find out about buying a home in San Pedro, contact me, Lucy Garber at 310 293-4866.

Source: Daily Breeze