05/13/2011 06:52 pm ET Updated Jul 13, 2011

California State Parks: Brown Wants To Close 70 Parks To Balance The Budget

Gov. Jerry Brown's administration announced plans Friday to close 70 state parks in an effort to balance the deficit-plagued state budget.

The parks include the Salton Sea State Recreation Area, Palomar Mountain State Park in San Diego County, Fort Tejon State Historic Park in Kern County, Candlestick Point State Recreation Area in San Francisco, Tomales Bay State Park north of San Francisco, Point Cabrillo Light Station in Mendocino and more than 60 other properties.

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