California state beaches and parks are turning off the taps starting Wednesday.
The holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one for many California state parks, and officials are reminding people to be safe outdoors.
A dead gray whale that washed onto the shore in Half Moon Bay was spotted Tuesday. It was the sixth dead whale to wash onto Northern California beaches in the last five weeks.
A portion of Mt. Diablo State Park in Contra Costa County will be closed to the public for five months to allow for the nesting season of a protected species, according to the East Bay Regional Park District. The closure started Sunday.
A Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter crew rescued a 56-year-old woman with an ankle injury at Annadel State Park in Santa Rosa on Sunday afternoon.
A 53-year-old mountain biker was rescued by helicopter Sunday afternoon after he fell down a cliff at China Camp State Park in Marin County.
An autopsy on Magdalena Glinkowski, the Menlo Park woman who was found dead in Mt. Tamalpais State Park on Saturday, showed no obvious signs of trauma, Marin County sheriff’s officials said Tuesday afternoon.
San Jose’s Alum Rock Park was closed Tuesday because of extreme fire danger, according to the city.
Two land trusts have sold a 535-acre tract of redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains to the state parks system, under a deal that they also provide staff and maintenance to help the cash-strapped department.