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CSU spends $2M on presidential home renovations – California Watch

 

CSU spends $2M on presidential home renovations – California Watch

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CSU spends $ 2M on presidential home renovations – California Watch
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Courtesy of CSU Fullerton The old kitchen at CSU Fullerton’s El Dorado Ranch had deteriorating cabinetry and 1951 appliances. 

California State University campuses have in the last 10 years spent more than $ 2 million renovating eight university-owned presidential residences – rehabbing kitchens, expanding garages and even hiring interior designers, according to figures provided by the university.

At least half of the spending came from state funding sources, and the figure does not include annual maintenance and repairs.

CSU Fullerton took heat earlier this month for providing incoming President Mildred Garcia with a $ 300,000 remodel to the historic El Dorado Ranch, which is the president’s residence, while CSU Northridge received criticism for spending

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During a recent trip to San Diego, I drove by my childhood home in Point Loma. The low-lying 1956 ranch house still looked the same from the street. Were my hand prints still in the patio concrete? I also found myself wondering if the home’s period details inside remained. The lovely diamond pane windows with the stubborn hand cranks were gone. And surely the small kitchen with its funky brown appliances had been edited by now. But I hoped the wide brick and flagstone fireplace — the one that could easily seat four and doubled as a stage for my sister and me — was still there.

Retaining those classic ranch-house elements while adapting to modern living is precisely what Michelle Gringeri-Brown, editor of the quarterly Atomic Ranch magazine, tries to encourage through her new book, “Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors.”

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