An encampment of about 60 people at one of the Bay’s quirkiest destinations could be evicted next month.
Officials release new draft rules for dogs in the sprawling park. Controversy is almost sure to follow.
Northeast of Sacramento, on a remote part of the former McClellan Air Force Base, there’s a massive warehouse that holds a treasure trove of artifacts from early California — items ranging from historic railroad ledgers to enormous Gold Rush-era freight wagons. California State Parks curators Ross McGuire and Nancy Jenner, as well as State Parks […]
Can you preserve a forest by logging it? A land conservation group thinks so. The Conservation Fund announced Monday that, along with some partners, it had acquired 19,645 acres of forest in Sonoma County. The land had been slated for planting vineyards. Preservation Ranch will become part of a larger swath of 75,000 acres managed […]
Ken Burns called the national parks system “America’s Best Idea.” So it probably won’t come as a surprise that the celebrated documentary filmmaker is thrilled that the country has a new national park: Pinnacles National Park, near Hollister. “This is just really a moment of just, hallelujah, celebration,” Burns told KQED’s Molly Samuel. “I can […]
A.M. Splash: Workday Shares Soar Past IPO Price; State, U.S. Diverge on Calif. School Scores; $1 Billion Expected for Central Subway
Workday shares debut stunningly higher than IPO price (SJ Mercury News) After Workday received a payday of more than $600 million, investors who did not buy into the initial public offering received their opportunity Friday to weigh in on the biggest tech debut since Facebook. Reviews were incredibly positive, with shares in the cloud software […]
by Katharine Mieszkowsk, The Bay Citizen It was recess in the Tenderloin, and students from San Francisco City Academy swarmed the playground at Father Alfred E. Boeddeker Park. They slid down the rusting slide and hung from monkey bars held aloft by old beams that shed slivers of wood and green paint chips. After recess, […]
TRUCKEE, Calif. (AP) — In what is being hailed as a major land acquisition in the Sierra Nevada, conservation groups say they have reached an agreement to purchase 3,000 acres atop Northern California’s Donner Summit. Under the deal announced Monday, the Trust for Public Land and Truckee Donner Land Trust will buy the 3,000-acre Royal […]
By Katharine Mieszkowsk, The Bay Citizen A little-known commission could be empowered to provide more oversight of the California Department of Parks and Recreation after an investigation revealed the department sat on a multimillion-dollar budget surplus for years. This week, state Sen. Noreen Evans, D-Santa Rosa, plans to introduce legislation giving the State Park and Recreation Commission new authority. “The […]