Treasure of the Santa Monica Mountains

JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers ROYALTY- Above left, Maddy Freeman and her grandmother, Frances Freeman, frolic at the newly opened King Gillette Ranch. Left, a magnolia tree blossom unfolds in the afternoon sun. Above, a pond in front of the Gillette mansion, designed by Wallace Neff, is home to King, a local swan, and other wildlife.

Summer programs are now underway at King Gillette Ranch, formerly Soka University, near Calabasas.
Originally the estate of razor magnate King C. Gil...

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