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January 7, 1990 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
In the perfect solitude of the Santa Lucia Mountains beside an old family graveyard where deer and wild pigs are the only regular visitors, the great-grandson of a pioneer rancher talked about "Los Angelization" in a tone of voice normally reserved for drought or taxes. "It could be the ruination of our way of life if something isn't done about it pretty soon," said Billy Warren, whose family acquired their 10,000-acre cattle ranch in the late 1800s.
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January 7, 1990 | FRANK CLIFFORD, TIMES URBAN AFFAIRS WRITER
In the perfect solitude of the Santa Lucia Mountains beside an old family graveyard where deer and wild pigs are the only regular visitors, the great-grandson of a pioneer rancher talked about "Los Angelization" in a tone of voice normally reserved for drought or taxes. "It could be the ruination of our way of life if something isn't done about it pretty soon," said Billy Warren, whose family acquired their 10,000-acre cattle ranch in the late 1800s.
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July 2, 2010 | Patt Morrison
The way this story usually works, an unassuming youngster from a placid little farm finds his way, or hers, to the big city and makes a splash. Laura Avery's story is the switcheroo. She's a big-city girl -- well, Cleveland -- who winds up in a job one step removed from being a farmer herself: nearly 30 years as supervisor of Santa Monica's farmers markets, which now number four. In 1982, when the city's first farmers market was in its infancy, Avery trundled her child's stroller among the stalls as a buyer.
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