CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1990 |
For nearly 50 years, Bill Barnes and his family have tilled the dry, sandy soils of the Antelope Valley, praying for rain and hoping to grow enough barley to scratch out a living. In all that time, Barnes figures he never got a single offer from a real estate agent to purchase his land. But that changed last year just after a newspaper article announced a developer's plans to build a huge new community in the open desert some miles away.