Category: California’s State Parks

Nov 16

GSOBs in Idyllwild – Watch Where You Buy Firewood!

According to a press release by CalFire, the the nasty little bug – the goldspotted oak borer (GSOB) has been detected in at least one California black oak tree found in Idyllwild. From the press release: “Larvae extracted from under the tree bark were subjected to DNA analysis at the University of California Riverside and confirmed …

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Nov 16

The Marines Have Landed in Sacramento!

According to the Sacramento Bee, Governor Jerry Brown has brought in the Marines to fix the financial scandal in our state parks. Major General Anthony L. Jackson, 63, has been appointed to the position of Director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. In July Ruth Coleman resigned amid a vacation buyback scandal that …

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Nov 12

SNOOOOOOW! Bear Mountain, Snow Summit Are OPEN!!!

November 12 – OPENING DAY! Yep, it’s that time again!  The time when snowblowers can be heard all night long, people bundle up until even the 98 lb. weakling looks like the Michelin Man, and hot cider and cocoa become main courses! That’s right: Big Bear snow season has arrived! So get out last year’s …

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Oct 04

California Trails and Greenways Conference

The California Department of Parks and Recreation has announced the date and location of the 2013 California Trails and Greenways Conference. Next year’s conference will be held May 8-10, 2013, at the Granlibakken Conference Center and Lodge in Lake Tahoe, California. A special rate has been set up at the Lodge for those referencing “California …

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Oct 04

California’s Fall Colors

California is just achingly beautiful.  Yes, we have a magnificent climate and vistas that celebrated artists have both written about and painted.  To hear visitors talk about it, California is Disneyland and white sand beaches; the home of the eternal summer. California is more than that, especially now that fall is upon us and nature …

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Sep 29

Two-Year Moratorium on California State Parks Begs Questions…

While it’s good to hear that there will be no closed parks for two years, I’m shocked that we are giving the parks another $40,000,000. The bill, sponsored by Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills), gives the parks: $10 million to match $10 million in private donations – a total of $20,000,000. $10 million to ‘other parks’ …

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