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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Big Wanna-be Ventura Developer flexes his muscles...

Landowner Tries to close long-used trail to Ventura's Matilija Falls


The land surrounding the trail to the waterfall is owned by Shull Bonsall, who also owns a 6500 acre ranch called Canada Largo which he is seeking to urbanize and annex to the city of Ventura


from the 6/27/2010 LA Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-adv-matilija-falls-20100627,0,6339818.story

PHOTOS:
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-matilija-pictures,0,2145734.photogallery

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Landowner Shuts Off Public Access to Popular Matilija Falls Trail Near Ojai

http://www.lpfw.org/news/1004matilijatrail.htm


map and photo

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MORE ON THE LANDOWNER:

Development proposal for the Canada LArga ranch:
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2010/may/03/hillside-group-fighting-growth-plan/

District attorney stops work at tributary to CaƱada Larga Creek --Ventura County Star

http://m.vcstar.com/news/2010/may/05/district-attorney-stops-work-at-tributary-to/

5/5/2010-- Without admitting any wrongdoing and in lieu of paying civil penalties, Bonsall agreed not to violate the law in the future and to donate two acres of land along the Ventura River to the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy, McWaters said.

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