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Beverly Hills News – Beverly Hills High School Students Continue Fight Against Metro With “Why We Fight” Videos

Posted: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 – 10:17 AM

This morning, KBEV Channel 6 posted the second of three “Why We Fight” videos about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to tunnel under Beverly Hills High School and why construction is wrong. The latest video (Part 2) delves into the “false science” of Metro’s seismic report and reveals how the school district debunked the studies to show they were wrong.

“We hope the community will join us in our campaign to prevent a tunnel from going under our high school by sharing these videos,” said KBEV producer Ashley, 17, a senior at BHHS. 

In this latest segment, Board of Education member Lewis Hall, who stars in the student-produced videos, delves into the truth of Metro’s flawed seismic study that falsely claimed active earthquake faults under the Beverly High campus and Santa Monica Boulevard – the grounds for which Metro used to move the original subway location from Santa Monica Boulevard to Constellation Boulevard. Ashley described the comprehensive analysis as “enlightening.”

Part 1, which was released on Monday, explains why tunneling under the school is problematic and poses a risk for students, teachers and the community. The final “Why We Fight” video, which examines the two subway stations – the original, locally preferred choice on Santa Monica Boulevard and the current selection on Constellation Boulevard – will be posted tomorrow.

The student-produced series is airing publicly to the local Beverly Hills community on KBEV-TV (Ch. 6 – Time Warner Cable), and is also available online on the KBEV-TV YouTube channel. Click here to see the latest video. To see the first video, click here.  


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