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In a first-of-its kind deal designed to throw a financial lifeline to California's cash-strapped state parks system, two Bay Area land trusts on Friday sold Little Basin, a scenic 535-acre redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, to the state parks department -- and also provided a staff and maintenance budget. Full Story

Chico, CA

#1 Jan 15, 2011
Let's see. Normally trust sell to state at cost or below. Cost 4 million, sale price 6.5 million. 2.5 million difference. Now subtract 1.3 million endowment, 450,000 sewer and water fix. Looks like bond paid for property, endowment, sewer repairs and $750,000 profit to trust no matter how you phrase it, even though the bond prohibits paying for operations. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a Duck no matter what you call it.

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