CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1989 |
The Sunday-evening concert at Leisure World had been proceeding nicely when the pianist decided to end his Gershwin medley with a personal pitch on behalf of cityhood for Laguna Hills. But the political tune by the usually popular performer did not sit well with many of the senior citizens in the audience, some of whom started hooting and walked out. "This is the most emotional issue that has come up in the 12 years since I have been here," said Myra Neben, editor of the Leisure World News, the weekly newspaper in this retirement community of 21,500.
May 21, 2000 |
John Flanders used to envy his sister when he'd visit her and her family in their Westwood home. "They have a sizable house with a backyard in a very nice family-oriented neighborhood," said Flanders, an entertainment-industry professional who was renting a two-bedroom apartment in the Westside community of Palms with his wife, Anne, and their children, Forrest and Saskia.