The Appeal of the Japanese Garden

The Facebook page of the group trying to save the UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden from sale and possible destruction is carrying this notice:EXCELLENT NEWS! The Court of Appeals has scheduled Oral Arguments for the Appeal on August 28th. This means that they recognize the urgency and importance of the Garden and do not wish … Continue reading The Appeal of the Japanese Garden

Regents Meeting Coming Next Week

The Regents are meeting March 13-14 – Wednesday-Thursday of next week.  The agenda is only partly online.  At this point it just lists topics without the supporting materials.  One March 13 item is the UCLA Health Sciences Teaching and Learning Center which we are assured won’t cost the campus a penny.  Of course, we know … Continue reading Regents Meeting Coming Next Week

UCLA Request to Delay Japanese Garden Trial Denied

UCLA asked the court to delay the upcoming trial on the Japanese Garden issue.  But the court denied the application and set the next hearing date at April 23.From time to time, we suggest negotiating with the concerned parties on this matter.  But our advice remains unheeded.Here is the court decision:Open publication - Free publishing … Continue reading UCLA Request to Delay Japanese Garden Trial Denied

The Money That Danced Away

USC recently announced a gift from philanthropist Glorya Kaufman to establish a new school of dance.  In a radio interview on KCRW, Kaufman said she had given money for renovation of a dance building at UCLA but the building wasn't being used as intended.  Excerpt:...Glorya Kaufman, the philanthropist funding USC’s new dance school, won’t reveal … Continue reading The Money That Danced Away

The Cultural Landscape Foundation Lists UCLA Japanese Garden as Among Major Threatened Sites

The Cultural Landscape Foundation included the Hannah Carter Japanese Garden on its "Landslide 2012" listing of endangered landscapes which appeared on Nov. 14.  As readers of this blog will know, UCLA's attempt to sell the garden with no guarantee that it will be preserved has been enjoined.There is a long history which goes back to … Continue reading The Cultural Landscape Foundation Lists UCLA Japanese Garden as Among Major Threatened Sites

UCLA and the Regents Denied a Stay of the Injunction on Selling the Japanese Garden

Loyal readers of this blog will recall the ongoing attempt by UCLA to sell the Japanese Garden that was supposed to be maintained in perpetuity.  They will recall that garden supporters got an injunction against the sale.  UCLA and the Regents asked for a stay of the injunction. That request was denied back on October … Continue reading UCLA and the Regents Denied a Stay of the Injunction on Selling the Japanese Garden

Garden News

Blog readers will recall the Japanese Garden  controversy and the litigation about the proposed sale of the Garden by UCLA.  Here is an update:JAPANESE GARDEN LISTED AMONG 12 SIGNIFICANT THREATENED AND AT-RISK LANDSCAPES NATIONWIDERafu Shimpo 10-8-12WASHINGTON — The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) on Oct. 4 formally announced “Landslide,” its annual compendium of threatened and at-risk … Continue reading Garden News

Settling Pepper

Among the various items on the Regents agenda in September is a review of litigation affecting UC. Included is a tentative settlement of the UC-Davis pepper spray incident. Another bit of litigation from the "occupy" demonstrations at Davis involving a bank branch there is also up for discussion. The Japanese Garden litigation is on the … Continue reading Settling Pepper

Advice from the Beatles on the Japanese Garden

In earlier posts, we have noted advice from Fredric March and Winston Churchill to UCLA on the sale of the Japanese Garden – now halted by court order.  The local newspaper for the Japanese-American community in LA, Rafu Shimpo, has a lengthy article today on the sale and the court decision which also suggests the … Continue reading Advice from the Beatles on the Japanese Garden