The Land of Oz exists no longer for those once summoned to the plush and spacious office of the late Duayne D. Christensen, owner and chairman of North America Savings & Loan.
About 500 bidders bought everything at the Santa Ana offices during an auction earlier this month, including the two huge oak doors that seemed to open magically to Christensen's lair much like the doors in the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," opened to a magical land.
Employees at North America Savings often referred to Christensen's office as the Land of Oz whenever they approached the ceiling-high doors.
The garage-door opener came with the doors.
Regulators seized the S&L a few hours after Christensen was killed in a single-car crash nearly a year ago. They ultimately found what they call the biggest insider fraud in state S&L history and have sued his estate and his colleagues to recover $43 million.