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Saving 1,000 acres of Coyote Valley from development? Can the Open Space Authority really pull this off?

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San Jose’s wide-open Coyote Valley has been saved from imminent development so many times that if it were a person, it would have whiplash.

This time could be the charm. The plan announced Thursday by the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority and the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) is to devote $80 million, largely from private and foundation fundraising, to preserve at least 1,000 acres in the Coyote Valley — a wildlife corridor at San Jose’s southern edge that now links a total of 1.1 million acres of natural habitat in the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range.

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