Conversation With Edward M. Szynaka : Saving Libraries--It's the Communities' Decision Budget cuts have forced many Southern California libraries to reduce services. But residents of Pasadena decided to buck the trend last year, with 79% of voters agreeing to pay additional taxes specifically for libraries. Since then, Altadena and South Pasadena voters have also agreed to levies to bolster their libraries.National Public Radio writer Donna Mungen talked with Edward M. Szynaka, director of the Pasadena Library. and
Community Comment : Charter Schools: 'Quality and Accountability' Santiago Middle School in the city of Orange has become Orange County's first charter school, giving more autonomy to educators and parents. Robert L. French, acting superintendent of the Orange Unified School District, talked to James Blair about some of the background and implications of the move, which will take effect in September, 1995
Memo to HR: Skip the SG, Try the GP CARRIE-ANNE MOSS, Carrie-Anne Moss plays Carrie Spencer on "Models Inc." A model before becoming an actress, she has had roles on various TV series. She also sings, dances and recently appeared on stage in "Outward Bound" at the Hudson Theater.
MUSIC REVIEWS : Early Rossini at the Ford CHRIS PASLES and * "The Silken Ladder" will be repeated Wednesday and Saturday at 8
p.m. at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. $20 and $25. Information: (213) 466-1767.
Have We Pushed Movie Realism Too Far? GERALD SCHILLER, Gerald Schiller has written feature film scripts and written and directed documentaries, educational films and promotional videos. He lives in Newbury Park, where he is working on his second mystery novel
It's High Time a Channel Targets Women of the '90s JOAN PETERS, Joan Peters hosts and produces "The Joan Peters Show," a public access television support group for people like herself who are struggling with their weight. The show airs on West Valley CableVision Fridays at 9 p.m. and at different times on Century Cable and Beverly Hills TV. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA in Motion Picture/Television Screenwriting