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United States

18 October 2007

Los Angeles Times, Column

SACRAMENTO — Eons ago, when my brother and I were teens hunting in the mountains behind Ojai, we'd marvel at the giant birds soaring far overhead. They were California condors. Or maybe they were turkey vultures. We really didn't know. But we'd always say they were condors because that made us feel good, like it was a special event. This was prime condor country, after all, in the Los Padres National Forest. The condor was a source of local pride, the largest bird... (

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