George Lucas’ Skywalker ranch to become Marin County’s ‘death star’

Not so long ago, in a county not so far, far away, Star Wars creator George Lucas tried to build a massive movieplex on his Skywalker Ranch estate.

But when the famed director’s plans were thwarted by agents of the evil empire — the homeowners association — Lucas took the revenge of the Jedi, retracting his project and promising to allow developers to build low-income housing on the land instead.

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