Jul 28, 2009

"As for the future, your task it not to foresee it, but to enable it."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Jul 22, 2009

"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."
Abraham Lincoln

Jul 16, 2009

Our heart felt sympathy to Future Foundation Trustee and Las Virgenes Unified School District Board President, David Moorman and his family on the tragic loss of their daughter, Alanna.

LVUSD Superintendent, Dr. Zimring provided the following details of the memorial services for Alanna Moorman:

Friends of the Moorman Family,

Memorial services for Alanna Moorman will be held at the King Gillette Ranch (http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=670), on Friday, July 17 at 6:00 p.m. Due to local laws and preservation of the Santa Monica Mountains, the Conservancy has asked that we not bring food to the service and wanted us to know that dogs are not allowed at the ranch.

Also, because of the warm weather and ranch terrain, the family has asked that you wear casual attire and wear flat shoes to the service. Since it will be hot, we advise you to bring water.

Directions to the King Gillette Ranch: Take Hwy 101 (Ventura Freeway) to the Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon exit. Head south on Las Virgenes Road and continue to Mulholland Hwy, about two miles. Turn left onto Mulholland Highway and immediately look for the King Gillette Ranch entrance on the right. Follow the signs for the Memorial Service.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in Alanna's memory to one of the following charities:

1. The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation (http://www.valentinoachakdeng.org)
2. Local schools and libraries
3. Charity of your choice

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Moorman family at this difficult time.

Donald M. Zimring, Ph.D.

Jul 7, 2009

T.O. Civic Arts Plaza

Here's a great photo of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza as seen from the Gardens of the World. I wonder how many residents of our area know that the idea for a performing arts center originated with the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation? Back in the late 1970s, Foundation members recognized the need for greater access to the performing arts in our growing community. In 1981, the Foundation launched the Alliance for the Arts, which became the fund raising arm for the Civic Arts Plaza.

Jul 2, 2009

Thank You

A special thank you to Michael Lang of Locomotive Design who has agreed to design the Foundation's new brochure. We are very fortunate to have a talented graphic designer like Michael willing to give back to his community. Foundation members can see samples of Michael's work on his web site at: Locomotive Design.

Jul 1, 2009

"The future is made by hard nosed optimists..."
David Brin