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California State Parks Closing

State Parks Face A Murky Future

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 08.29.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- While California found ways to keep open most of the state parks earmarked for closure due to budget cuts, the long-term future of it...

SAVED! (For Now)

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 08.28.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — With a busy Fourth of July week looming, California parks officials announced Thursday that 65 of the 70 state parks once slated...

Aaron Sankin

Did We Just Find A Way To Save State Parks? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.09.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- With only weeks to go before a full quarter of California state parks are scheduled to shut their gates due to budget cuts, a pair of...

Another Obstacle To Closing State Parks

AP | By JASON DEAREN and TRACIE CONE | Posted 06.08.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Shuttering dozens of California state parks to trim millions from the state budget will take more than simply hanging a "Closed" sign...

Aaron Sankin

Should Private Owners Be Allowed To Take Over California State Parks? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.09.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Transferring many of California's state parks to private operation was among a number of suggestions, according to a recent Californi...

My Gray Whale

John Bourne | Posted 12.27.2011 | San Francisco
John Bourne

Only 15 miles from downtown SF, Gray Whale Cove is a fiercely wild place devoid of cars, crowds and development. Next year it will be one of 70 California State Parks slated to close its doors due to budgetary shortfalls.

SAVED: Three Beloved Local Parks No Longer Face Closure

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.07.2011 | San Francisco

Thanks to last minute action by the National Parks Service (NPS), three California state parks previously slated for closure due to budget cuts will r...

State Parks Closure Presents Unique Dilemma

AP | By JASON DEAREN | Posted 09.16.2011 | San Francisco

CHINA CAMP STATE PARK, Calif. -- Floating in the bay just outside 85-year-old Frank Quan's house, a replica Chinese junk named after his mother rocks ...