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May 28, 1995 | JEFF BEAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Kitty and John Purvis moved from San Clemente to Rancho Carrillo in 1975, they roughed it. There was no telephone service or electricity. They watched TV on a small black-and-white model powered by a car battery. Back then, $16,000 could buy a 2 1/2-acre lot atop the hills 15 miles east of San Juan Capistrano. Today, the community counts about 60 homes, and land is no longer so cheap. Modern conveniences may have arrived, but in many ways, time stands still.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1995 | JEFF BEAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Kitty and John Purvis moved from San Clemente to Rancho Carrillo in 1975, they roughed it. There was no telephone service or electricity. They watched TV on a small black-and-white model powered by a car battery. Back then, $16,000 could buy a 2 1/2-acre lot atop the hills 15 miles east of San Juan Capistrano. Today, the community counts about 60 homes, and land is no longer so cheap. Modern conveniences may have arrived, but in many ways, time stands still.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With characteristic calm, the silver-haired man on horseback twirled his rope to his side in a large loop and then flung it deftly around the back two legs of a large black calf. "That's what is called the California loop. It is his favorite shot and a beautiful thing to watch," gushed a cowboy Monday at the Rancho Mission Viejo roundup. The man receiving the praise was Gilbert G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1993 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With characteristic calm, the silver-haired man on horseback twirled his rope to his side in a large loop and then flung it deftly around the back two legs of a large black calf. "That's what is called the California loop. It is his favorite shot and a beautiful thing to watch," gushed a cowboy Monday at the Rancho Mission Viejo roundup. The man receiving the praise was Gilbert G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2000 | KAREN ALEXANDER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charles Peltzer Sr., a third-generation Orange County farmer, always knew the day would come when the county's cash crops--housing developments and shopping malls--would crowd his Christmas tree farms right out of town. He just didn't realize it would happen so soon. As the region's booming economy gives rise to acres and acres of development, agricultural families throughout the region are scrambling to find plots of land large enough to farm.
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