What is known about Jerry Brown’s Ranch?
Jerry Brown’s ranch, Rancho Venada, consists of 2,700 acres of land outside of Williams, California, in Colusa County, located 75 minutes northwest of Sacramento that have been in the family since Governor Brown’s great grandfather August Schuckman purchased the land after arriving in Central California during the gold rush.
It has been held as a private trust, Rancho Venada Inc., since 1962 with Ann Gust Brown listed as the primary trustee. The company lists only one officer, a Chris B. Brown and an operating address of 2355 Broadway #407 Oakland, CA. 94612 (this adress is also registered to Brown for Governor, We the People Foundation Inc., The Brown Family Foundation for Education and the Arts, the Corona-Norco Democrat Central Committee and several temporary ballot organizations).
It is believed the Rancho Venada Trust is comprised of beneficiaries Jerry Brown as 27% share holder, another 27% Brown family share member, believed to be Kathleen Brown (former treasurer of the State of California who has ties to Royal Dutch Shell Oil through her father “Pat” Brown) and an as yet still elusive 46% minority shareholder.
Colusa County records show that the 2,700 acre family ranch is divided into 6 separate parcels. 2 of the parcels (016-100-002, 016-100-003) show recent monetary activity. Parcel# 016-100-002 listed as 40 acres with an assessed tax value of $3,412.00 was transferred to a secondary entity in 2005 for $5,078,000.00. Parcel# 016-100-003 listed as 640 acres with an assessed tax value of $54,597 as well shows transfer in 2005 for $5,078,000.00. Both transfers are filed to 37760 Borel Rd. Murrieta, CA 92653 according to Colusa County Sale Document #2005R3402. 37760 Borel Rd. Murrieta, CA. comes back as the address of Agriscape, Inc. a self stated Organic Soils, Landscape Supplier & Green Waste Recycling. At this time, Agriscape won’t comment on what they purchased from Governor Browns ranch for $10,156,000.00. It is believed these sales were for top soil from the Brown owned agricultural reserve.