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California State Parks

I-10 Los Angeles (credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Travel To Los Angeles On A Budget

Think you can’t afford a trip to LA? Think again.

07/18/2014

Frank Quan is the last remaining resident at China Camp in Marin County. (CBS)

The Last Man Standing In Marin County’s China Camp

Frank Quan walks the long pier to his fishing boat most days at China Camp in Marin County. He has been doing this for more than 80 years. Quan is the last resident of this historic fishing village.

02/04/2014

A Great White Shark (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Bogus Shark Warning Signs Posted In Santa Cruz County

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.

06/06/2013

Samuel P Taylor State Park

Audit Reveals That California Does Not Track Costs Of Operating Parks

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.

02/14/2013

California State Parks employees were spotted bowling at this bowling alley near Sacramento on December 6, 2012. (CBS)

California State Parks Employees Found Bowling On Company Time

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.

02/06/2013

California State Parks

Audit Confirms California Parks Underreported Funding For 19 Years

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.

12/21/2012

Coldstream Canyon, Donner Memorial State Park, Truckee, California

Controller Finds More Money Problems In California Parks

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.

12/18/2012

Henry Coe State Park in Santa Clara County (CBS)

Donors Who Helped Save Henry Coe Park Want Money Back From State

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.

10/02/2012

California State Parks

Governor Brown Signs State Parks Bill Into Law To Ensure Spending Oversight

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.

09/25/2012

Gov. Jerry Brown

Gov. Brown Kicks Off Campaign For Tax Ballot Measure; Shrugs Off Parks Scandal

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.

08/15/2012

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