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Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch as a California State Park?

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They did it with Hearst Castle, which is fascinatingly whacky in its own right, so why not Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch? An idea spawned by the California NAACP and now being pushed by a Los Angeles Assemblymember could mean Jackson's former Santa Barbara County home near Los Olivos may someday be a California State Park.

But can cash-strapped California afford the $100 million tab? Not when state park officials are struggling to keep the system open to the public. Perhaps if park-funding Prop 21 passes on the November ballot, the discussion might be different, but for now the idea is such stuff dreams are made of.