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Tejon Ranch Deal Is Good

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"But to set aside this much land so close to Los Angeles, where development has gone unchecked for the past half-century, is remarkable, a testament to the cooperative spirit in which this conservation plan was formed and the strength of the desire to keep the courts from deciding the fate of Tejon Ranch." That's a New York Times editorial praising the efforts of developers and environmentalists in reaching a deal to protect 240,000 acres as part of the Tejon Ranch development near near Bakersfield. The Times says this will be a sanctuary for the condors, but at last check, at least one group isn't happy about the deal the birds are getting. [NY Times]