THE EX-PRESIDENT: In Seclusion

The beach that used to be guarded by foot patrols and a Coast Guard cutter has been returned to the public. Last week a stream of strollers made the one-mile trek along the sand from San Clemente State Beach to stare at—and try to peer over—the wooden fence behind the railroad tracks and the 25-ft. bluff behind it. All that the curious could see was the gazebo that was refurbished at public expense and a corner of the main building. Richard Nixon stayed out of sight, as secluded in the Casa Pacifica at...

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