Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near Bay AreaIf you enjoy summer backpacking and live in the Bay Area, there are plenty of good options within an easy drive. From a canopy of towering redwoods to cooling sea breezes and magnificent vistas, a summer journey in a regional or state park is a trip worth taking.
10,000 Marijuana Plants Found Growing In State Park Near GilroyAuthorities say they’ve found 10,000 marijuana plants growing in a California state park.
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.
Bay Area Organizations Demand Refunds After State Park Secret Fund ScandalBay Area organizations are demanding their money back after fundraising to keep state parks open, one week after the State Parks Department was scandalized by sitting on secret funds.
SJSU Professor Awarded $750,000 For Einstein Papers Lost In Lick FireA professor at San Jose State University is being awarded $750,000 for the loss of papers written by Albert Einstein that were destroyed in the 2007 Lick wildfire.

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