When Bob Rauch walked into the Hyatt Regency Aventine Hotel in the winter of 2002 to discuss the county's tourism industry over coffee, he looked like your typical Southern California hotel developer , tan, impeccably dressed with a set of architectural renderings tucked under his arm and a big smile...

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