Thousand Oaks Mayor Elois Zeanah and Tom Mitze, Performing Arts Center executive director, announced the entry plaza will be named The Times Plaza.
Founders Circle chairman Larry Janss paid tribute to members of the Founders Circle (gifts of $50,000) lunching at the event hosted by Gordon Binder of Amgen. Prominent were Ann Janss, Bill Janss, Deborah Duclon, Mary Ann and Bill Bang, Fred Raio (president of First State Bank of the Oaks), Vicky and Raymond Poliakin and Kirsten Lundring. Also in the crowd were Marshall and Gretchen Milligan and Luther Luedtke, president of California Lutheran University.
Past Perfect: A dinner at Chasen's Mariana and Frank Rothman hosted honoring newlyweds Fiorenza (Courtright) and Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Malcolm Lucas, married in October . . . .
At the American Youth Symphony concert Sunday, conductor Mehli Mehta, suffering from pneumonia, conducted the orchestra while seated and 19-year-old Russian violin virtuoso Maxim Vengerov starred in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Later, AYS co-presidents Mitzi Eisenberg, Betty Roach and Claire Sacks, and Norma Brecher, chairman of the board, staged a post-concert dinner upstairs at the Music Center . . . .
Champagne toasts celebrating the victory of Stuka in the $1-million Santa Anita Handicap were proposed to owner Allen Paulson of Beverly Hills by Clifford C. Goodrich, Santa Anita president. Then Paulson's wife, Madeleine, revealed it was her birthday and she wouldn't mind the horse for a gift.
Mary Lou Loper's column is published Thursdays.