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California Selling Estate Donated By Barbara Streisand

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Barbara Streisand need the money

…and she's okay with it!

Back in 1993, Barbara Streisand donated a 22.5-acre Malibu ranch to the state of California and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, an agency established by Governor Jerry Brown during his first term in 1980.

In an effort to balance the budget, Gov. Brown wants to sell the property known as Ramirez Canyon Park, despite fierce opposition.

Luckily for him, Mz. Streisand seems cool with it and has said:

"I understand Governor Brown's tough decision given the severe budget shortfalls that California is facing. I only hope that there is little disruption to the residents of Ramirez Canyon through this potential transition and that whatever entity does purchase the land and the homes on it will preserve its special habitat."

So understanding!

The $15 million property contains meadows, gardens, a creek and three homes customized by Streisand herself, but is only open to the public by special appointment.

The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is against the sale of the ranch, but California doesn't seem to think it serves "any essential state function."

A spokesperson said, "The state should not be the landlord for a place that hosts mountain retreats."

Do U think the state should profit from a donated property to help pay off California's debt or should it remain a state park?

[Image via WENN.]

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9 comments to “California Selling Estate Donated By Barbara Streisand”



  1. 1

    She just gets uglier and uglier.



  2. 2

    why not fence off the three houses and make the rest into a park for the community?

  3. Laura says – reply to this


    3

    yea bad idea - selling it means privatization means development means tax breaks means the opposite of conservatory and revenues.



  4. 4

    She should match the sale price with a $15 million donation to the state.



  5. 5

    its acctually spelled Barbra

  6. sanaa says – reply to this


    6

    Re: tagu125 – Yes! PEREZ! She famously dropped an A from her name at the start of career BARBRA this is a celebrity website how do you not know that?? Please proofread your posts for spelling and grammatical errors too!!!



  7. 7

    How is it possible can she be so much uglier than she used to be?
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    She looked great (for someone like her) in Funny Girl, the play on Broadway, and the movie!
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    What'shisname hubbie sure has learned there's no free lunch in life.



  8. 8

    YOU COULD, AT LEAST, SPELL HER NAME CORRECTLY!
    BARBRA!



  9. 9

    I just don't understand. The ppl of California are making millions and millions and millions of dollars and the state is broke. Doesn't anyone out there pay taxes? I just don't get it. An actor can make 20 million dollars to star in a movie and the state is broke. Maybe someone should hire a forensic accountant and really check out Arnold's many bank accounts including the one's that are over seas.