Mountains Conservancy to discuss Soka purchase



By Michael Picarella
pic@theacorn.com

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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