Hearst Castle

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Ranchers Shoot Hearst Castle Zebras

One rancher's turning them into rugs

(Newser) - Hasty California ranchers shot dead three Hearst Castle zebras who strayed onto their property, and neighbors are aghast. The zebras—a buck, a mare and yearling—were part of a herd that roams castle grounds, the remnants of what was at one time the largest private zoo in the world,... More »

Hearst Castle Will Return Paintings Seized by Nazis

Descendants of Holocaust victim to reclaim Renaissance artworks

(Newser) - Two Renaissance paintings confiscated by the Nazis will be returned to the descendants of their Jewish owners after decades hanging in California's Hearst Castle, the Los Angeles Times  reports. Relatives of the Oppenheimers, art dealers whose possessions were sold at a forced auction, are traveling from all over the world... More »

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