Category: California News

News from around the state

Jun 07

California state parks officials plan to install ATMs for park admission

California park officials are planning to speed up the park entrance process by installing ATMs that will allow visitors to pay fees by debit or credit cart. Funding for the new equipment was set aside by legislation which provided $750,000 to “modernize the system in hopes of increasing revenue.” From the article: Plans call for …

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Jun 04

California State Parks launches Parks Forward Commission

Press release from the California State Parks: California Natural Resources Agency, California State Park Officials Announce Sweeping New “Parks Forward” Initiative New Commission Created to Transform California’s State Parks System  SACRAMENTO , CA (Mon. June 3, 2013).–California Secretary of Natural Resources John Laird and California State Parks Director Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), …

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Jun 04

Morro Bay State Park in the news

Mother Nature Network visits Morrow Bay State Park. From the California State Park website: Morro Bay State Park features lagoon and natural bay habitat. The bay’s most prominent landmark is Morro Rock. The park has opportunities for sailing, fishing, hiking, and bird watching. The park museum has exhibits that cover natural features and cultural history, …

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Jun 03

Budget Cuts Will Damage Local Economy

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In a recent opinion piece by Eva Soltes, Jennifer Collins, and Karen Lowe in the San Bernardino County Sun, the authors lay out how the Sequester will damage our local economies – especially those around Joshua Tree National Park, Death Valley National Park and the Mojave National Preserve. From the article: Examples of these budget cuts are …

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May 17

Protecting the Cleveland National Forest – San Diego’s Planned Encroachment

According to the Sand Diego Union Tribune, San Diego County has just released a Draft Environmental Impact Report regarding the Cleveland National Forest. In 1993 the voters of San Diego County by a two-thirds vote endorsed and passed the Forest Conservation Initiative, which protected the forest from what the U-T called a “Death Sentence” of …

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May 03

Fire Restrictions in place EARLY in Sequoia National Forest

KSEE is reporting that the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument have already implemented early fire restrictions, starting back on May 1, 2013. From the news report: A very dry winter has led to high fire danger much earlier than in previous years. In response to the increasing potential for wildland fire starts, Sequoia …

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Apr 25

Fox News reports that the Sutter Gold Mining Co. is betting there’s still gold in the hills that sparked 1849 rush

Sutter Gold Mining Co. is a “near-term gold producer,” involved in the Lincoln Mine Project in the spot that sparked the 1849 Gold Rush – the California Mother Lode in Amador County. Michelle Macaluso from Fox News reports: More than 150 years ago, John Sutter touched off the fabled Gold Rush when he found gold …

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