Mountains Conservancy to discuss Soka purchase

By Michael Picarella

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy will debate at its Sept. 27 meeting whether or not to use Proposition 50 and Proposition 40 funds to purchase and preserve the 600-acre Soka University campus in Calabasas.
When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the state budget in August, $22 million was earmarked for the Conservancy.
Soka University is a private liberal arts college with ties to Japanese education.
"(The budget shows) $9.5 mil...

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