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    The High Cost of Environmentalism
    November 11
    Op-Ed by Stuart Waldman
    I think that anyone who continues to beat the drum that electricity is a magic, emission-free energy source is deluded. The proposals to bury cables underground or create micro-grids are willfully ignorant of the economics. Someone has to pay, and ratepayers already are struggling with the cost of living in California - which survey after survey shows is the majority of Californians - aren't going to be able to cope with these costs being passed onto them.
    Calabasas City Council Puts Housing Project on Ballot
    November 22
    Following a contentious meeting Thursday night, the Calabasas City Council decided by a 3-2 vote to put a proposal about adding 11 buildings with 161 housing units on the ballot for city voters next March.  Supporting the development is L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, represented at the meeting by Molly Reisman; Valley Industry and Commerce Association , repped by Legislative Affairs Manager Armando Flores; and United Way of Greater Los Angeles, which sent field officer Corrine Ho to address the council.
    CSUN Nazarian College and Lt. Gov. Call on Women in Business to Not Just 'Lean In,' but to Link Arms
    November 22
    In the name of access, support and equity, CSUN's David Nazarian College of Business and Economics partnered with the Valley Industry and Commerce Association ( VICA) on Nov. 19 to convene hundreds of women leaders to connect with and mentor (en masse) the next generation of women leaders: CSUN students.  The business luncheon event, "Extraordinary Women in Leadership," took place at The Garland hotel in North Hollywood and featured special guest speaker Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis - the first woman ever elected to the second-highest post in the state of California.
    CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison Announces Retirement
    November 22
    California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison announced Thursday she will retire from the post on June 30, 2020. "Dianne Harrison has made incredible strides at California State University, Northridge, helping CSUN gain national recognition as an excellent and diverse higher education institute," said VICA President Stuart Waldman. "Her leadership will be missed, not only at CSUN but throughout the rest of the San Fernando Valley business and nonprofit community. We thank Dianne for her years of hard work and vision, and look forward to working with her successor. Go Matadors!"
    Valley Vantage People in the News: Lee Alpert
    11 SFVBJ Panel Talks Single-Payer, Universal Coverage Options at VICA Event
    16 California Political Review
    18 Speak Up Parents Four Pivotal L.A. School Board Races Coincide with March Presidential Primaries
    21 Los Angeles Business Journal 40 In Their 40s: Patrick Nygren
    22 SFVBJ Calabasas City Council Puts Housing Project on Ballot
    22 CSUN Today CSUN Nazarian College and Lt. Gov. Call on Women in Business to Not Just 'Lean In,' but to Link Arms
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