Let me see if I have this straight: The Nature Conservancy and the Big
Sur Land Trust pay $38 million for 9,898 acres of prime mountain land
near Big Sur (Los Angeles Times, May 10). The cost per acre is
$3,839.16. Some of this land has some of the most breathtaking views of
the Pacific Ocean that California has to offer.
The "land baron" Gregg family has approximately 238 acres of
undeveloped land, none of which has ocean views. At the same cost per