California State Parks
Several shark warning signs found posted in the Pleasure Point area of Santa Cruz were fake, state parks officials said Thursday. The bogus signs warned people of two shark sightings and one shark attack recently.
A new audit finds that the state Department of Parks and Recreation does not know how much it costs to operate each of California’s 270 state parks, beaches and recreational areas.
On state time, driving state vehicles and transporting state workers flown in from Southern California for training, State Department of Parks and Recreation employees dined, bowled and laughed, a CBS Sacramento investigation has learned.
A new audit confirms that staff at the California Department of Parks and Recreation intentionally under-reported the amount of money in its accounts for at least 19 years.
A state review finds that more than 200 state employees were overpaid more than $500,000 by managers who deliberately broke state rules at the troubled California Department of Parks and Recreation.
The State of California is refusing to refund a group that pledged to keep a Bay Area park open, despite an investigation revealing the State Parks Department was sitting on millions in hidden funds.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed several bills to keep California’s state parks open and ensure greater spending oversight in the wake of a scandal in which parks officials hid $54 million.
California Governor Jerry Brown kicked off his campaign for Proposition 30, his ballot measure to raise taxes, in Sacramento on Wednesday and said he isn’t afraid about the impact of the still-growing state parks scandal.
A sworn court declaration said a former state parks employee told state attorneys earlier this year that her department was hiding $20 million in a special fund, months before administration officials say they discovered the surplus money.
In a move that may promote enthusiasm for exploring the outdoors, Google’s Street View function will now include virtual tours of five of California’s state parks.