California State Parks

Drought Prompts Shutdown Of Showers At California State BeachesThe outdoor showers at beaches across drought-stricken California will be shut off to save water, so surfers and sunbathers will have to get creative this summer when it comes time to shake off the sand.
4th Of July Safety At California State Parks During The DroughtThe holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one for many California state parks, and officials are reminding people to be safe outdoors.
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The Last Man Standing In Marin County's China CampFrank 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.
Bogus Shark Warning Signs Posted In Santa Cruz CountySeveral 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.
Audit Reveals That California Does Not Track Costs Of Operating ParksA 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.
California State Parks Employees Found Bowling On Company TimeOn 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.
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.
Controller Finds More Money Problems In California ParksA 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.
Donors Who Helped Save Henry Coe Park Want Money Back From StateThe 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.
Governor Brown Signs State Parks Bill Into Law To Ensure Spending OversightGov. 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.
Gov. Brown Kicks Off Campaign For Tax Ballot Measure; Shrugs Off Parks ScandalCalifornia 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.