I read with some interest the Feb. 23 Times article explaining the rationale that the Rowland Unified School District used in the conflict over a barrier that blocks traffic on Gemini Street in West Covina.
The district spent 12 years in court and almost $30,000 on legal fees in its fight to remove the barrier. Now, the district has decided to leave the wall intact. The professed reason has to do with “community pressure” to keep the wall intact so that Gemini Street won’t become a short-cut and a drag strip.
I wonder, though, if the change of heart came from a different motive. The wall creates a barrier, literal as well as symbolic, between the influential Woodside Village area and other neighborhoods.