Posts Tagged ‘California State Parks’


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APCD ordered back into court over dust rule

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A California appellate court rejected an agreement Tuesday that could have settled the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District’s legal battle over its controversial Oceano Dunes dust rule. Adopted by the APCD board in 2011,... (Continue reading)

APCD settles with state parks over dust rule

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District has reached a settlement with California state parks over implementation of the APCD’s Oceano dunes dust rule. On Wednesday, the APCD board agreed to eliminate a section of the dust rule... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle superintendent placed on 30 day leave

Following the filling of the 345,000 gallon Neptune pool for Lady Gaga, the state suspended Hearst Castle Superintendent Nick Franco for 30 days, castle sources said. Less than two weeks earlier, park officials said they were draining the pool, which... (Continue reading)

Park rangers enter Oceano campground in riot gear

Oceano State Park rangers entered the North Beach campgrounds in riot gear to keep from getting hit with residue as they confiscated illegal fireworks. [KCOY] Both Cal Fire and California State Parks employees are out in full force collecting illegal... (Continue reading)

California commission floats idea of outsourcing Hearst Castle operations

A California government oversight commission is suggesting that a private organization may be better suited to operate Hearst Castle than the State Parks system. The Little Hoover Commission released a report Monday to the governor and prominent members of the... (Continue reading)

State parks purposely hid millions

California parks department officials’ fears of embarrassment and possible budget cuts prompted them to deliberately conceal millions of dollars, according a new investigation by the state attorney general’s office. [LATimes] In the report released on Friday, investigators said the amount... (Continue reading)

California still withholding state parks funds

California will not return money directly to nonprofits that provided funding for state parks threatened by budget cuts without knowledge of a $54 million agency surplus. [Sacramento Bee] AB 1478, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in September, reallocated... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County supervisor accused of threatening state

EDITORS NOTE: See Adam Hill’s email calling a state parks official contemptuous, misleading and dishonest at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s “scathing emails” have now caught the attention of California... (Continue reading)

Air board seeks help from Sacramento on implementing dust rule

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board decided Wednesday to go around State Parks and seek help from the Governor’s Cabinet in implementing its Oceano dunes dust rule. [SLO Tribune] District officials have accused State Parks of... (Continue reading)

Cal Fire burn spreads 100 acres

The control burn at Montana de Oro State Park spread 100 acres beyond its charted path Tuesday. But, the unplanned fire is now 60 percent contained, Cal Fire says. Cal Fire worked with California State Parks Tuesday night to prevent... (Continue reading)



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