Sunny Acres under receivership
March 8, 2012
A court ordered receiver took over the reins at Dan De Vaul’s 72-acre ranch and sober living facility in San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday. [KSBY]
In August, Superior Court Judge Charles Crandall ordered De Vaul to remove people he was allowing to stay in non-code compliant structures until several county health and building code violations are corrected. De Vaul was then forced to evict 15 people from the property, many of whom began living in their cars or tents.
Court ordered receiver David Pasternak along with supporters of the Sunny Areas toured the grounds Wednesday. Pasternak is now in charge of bringing the ranch facility to code and for handling financial issues.
De Vaul has voiced concerns that the cost of a receiver will result in the loss of his property.
“He could come in here and say basically that all the work is done, there are very few charges, and on the other hand he could run up a $2 million bill,” De Vaul told KSBY.
De Vaul is scheduled to be back in court on March 14.