Beth Les, who was one of the boarders evicted, called the experience “heart breaking.” What’s worse, she said, is that she hasn’t seen any progress or change to the property since they moved away. Mike Popovec, a member of the Rowland Heights Coordinating Council, said he will be disappointed if the land does not remain as it is. “Residents purchased their properties with the idea they would be looking at open space,” Popovec said. “Up until this point, we have been successful in convincing the county that reversing open space is not a good trend to set.” The land was designated as open space, which allows for passive recreation, in 1984. But Councilman Wen Chang said nothing has been decided. [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DIAMOND BAR – Ken Gates lived on an undeveloped parcel in unincorporated Los Angeles County for almost 20 years. He called it the Circle G Ranch. There, he provided a home for more than 100 horses. But a year ago, he received an eviction notice from property owner Robert Reed that forced Gates and the horses to find new homes. “We had a very nice family going,” said Rowland Heights resident Susan Shaver, who housed a horse at the ranch. “Since then, I know others have sold horses, moved great distances and have basically scattered to the winds.” The Circle G Ranch was located on 150 acres of open space. An application for a 43-home development on Hastings Street in Rowland Heights drew attention to the ranch, which was operating without a permit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d seeDespite the opposition from the boarders and nearby residents, everyone was moved out of the ranch by April. Just three months later, Reed and the city of Diamond Bar struck up a land deal. Diamond Bar approved a $64,000 down payment in July for the Robert Reed Family Trust property, 150 acres located located west of the Orange (57) Freeway near Pathfinder Road in Rowland Heights, an unincorporated part of Los Angeles County. The city agreed to pay $3.2 million for 150 acres of land owned by a family trust once escrow closes. City officials said they are not sure what the land will be used for, but a golf course and preserving it as open and other recreational spaces are possibilities.