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As Deadline Nears, Lawmakers Introduce Plan to Save Calif. Parks

May 9, 2012 | 11:01 am

As Deadline Nears, Lawmakers Introduce Plan to Save Calif. Parks

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Two state lawmakers unveiled a plan today they say would save at least 50 California parks from closing this summer. Democratic Senators Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa) and Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto) say they want to shift as much as $40 million to state parks out of funds that pay for road maintenance, septic system repairs […]

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California Parks Department Increases Annual Pass Fees

April 12, 2012 | 2:33 pm

California Parks Department Increases Annual Pass Fees

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California’s park system is raising prices on annual day-use passes to prevent further service cuts, says state parks spokesman Roy Stearns. On May 1 the following passes will increase: Vehicle Day Use Annual Pass, from $125 to $195 Golden Poppy Vehicle Day Use Pass, from $90 to $125 Boat Use Pass (Sticker), from $75 to […]

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August 8, 2011 | 2:13 pm

Summer of Action to Save State Parks

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August… the end of the summer.  And the end of the California State Parks Foundation’s “Summer of Action.” The parks non-profit kicked off this online program in May after the state announced it would have to close 70 parks next year for lack of funds. The foundation is collecting memories and photos of the parks, […]

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Calif. Announces Closure of 70 State Parks, See Where They Are

May 13, 2011 | 12:35 pm

Calif. Announces Closure of 70 State Parks, See Where They Are

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At a noontime press conference today, the California State Parks announced its long-anticipated plans to close 70 of its 278 parks “due to budget cuts.” The department stated in a press release: The closures are necessary to achieve an $11 million reduction in the next fiscal year 2011/12, and $22 million in the following fiscal […]

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