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Some growers unwilling to lose land for California bullet train

(Source: Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2015)

LOS ANGELES — Harold Parichan built a reputation as a tough corporate defense attorney when he represented Ford, General Motors and gun maker Sturm, Ruger against some of the biggest product defect allegations in history. After leaving his lucrative law practice, he turned his attention to growing almonds on about 2,400 acres in the Central Valley. And it's there that Parichan, 91, has a new opponent: the California bullet train authority. The agency wants some of his land, along with that of doctors, dentists and investors who own Central Valley farms that grow crops worth millions of dollars annually.

Full story: Los Angeles Times

Monday, March 16, 2015

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