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LAUSD science center facing closure next year — anyone need a goat?

LA School Report | December 11, 2015

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 By Donna Littlejohn

Got room for a 37-year-old Shetland pony named Peaches?

How about two goats, 17 chickens, three tortoises or three turtles?

After years of struggling to keep the doors open, Los Angeles school officials said this week that the San Pedro science center likely won’t open in the 2016-17 school year.

“It doesn’t look good for the science center to be open next year,” said Chris Torres, chief of staff for Los Angeles school board member Richard Vladovic.

This week, officials began reaching out to animal rescue groups — as a “precautionary” measure — in an effort to find new homes for the animals that remain on the 3.5-acre site, Torres said.

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