The history of California is—naturally—one of land development and real-estate speculation. In the early 1900s, Ole Hanson, former mayor of Seattle, envisioned a utopian city by the sea while travelling between San Diego and Los Angeles by train. Twenty-five years later, Hanson—the son of Norwegian immigrants—purchased the same 2,000 acres of land to develop San Clemente, the first master-planned community... More >>>