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    :: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 ::

    Small, seldom-seen army keeps Hearst shipshape - By CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS, LOS ANGELES TIMES
    Hearst Castle, donated to the state of California by the Hearst Corp. on Dec. 31, 1957, and opened to public tours six months later, remains the fanciest open house you'll find between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It's a living (and occasionally leaking) testament to what results when a well-traveled, art-intoxicated, house-proud rich guy ignores all common sense, keeps a patient and pliable architect busy through 28 years of design, construction, addition and revision, then leaves it all in the hands of a government agency.

    It's a big job just to keep the art safe and the doors open, and that's the drama we're here to spy on.
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