N.Y. Times profiles Dan De Vaul
January 11, 2010
Controversial San Luis Obispo rancher Dan De Vaul is in the national media spotlight today, thanks to a feature article in Monday’s New York Times.
Reporter Jesse McKinley and photographer Josh Haner visited the Sunny Acres compound on Los Osos Valley Road in December. Beginning the article by calling De Vaul “burly, bearded, and gleefully obscene,” McKinley details the ongoing battle between De Vaul and county officials. Supervisor Bruce Gibson, Christine Mulholland, and Prado Day Center director Dee Torres are also quoted in the article.
Here’s the money quote: “Mr. De Vaul admits to enjoying battling local officials, but he also says he’s been shaken by his prosecution. ‘What I’m saying is that I’m in over my head. And because I don’t like authority, I’m not giving up.'”