By Stephanie Bertholdo
It’s final. After a decades-long pursuit to buy Soka University and save it as permanent open space, officials announced last Friday that the $35 million acquisition had closed escrow.
The 588-acre property, which is off Mulholland Highway just east of Las Virgenes Road, was sold by Soka University of America, a Japanese liberal arts college, to a group of 11 state and local agencies. The sale ended years of legal wrangling betwee...