Articles Tagged With ‘California State Parks’

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Chimney Fire grows slightly, map


The Chimney Fire has burned nearly 46,000 acres and is 61 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. A total of 49 homes and 21 outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. Only 865 structures are currently threatened. The Chimney fire... (Continue reading)

California Senate votes to ban smoking at the beach


California state senators voted Tuesday to ban smoking at beaches and parks. The bill would also prohibit disposing of tobacco waste at state parks and state beaches. [LA Times] Supporters of SB 1333 say the bill is necessary, not only... (Continue reading)

More Grover Beach homeless to get the boot


The Grover Beach Police Department is planning on evicting residents of a homeless encampment next week. Most of the people living at the camp have rebuffed attempts by city employees and social services workers to get them to relocate. On... (Continue reading)

Bayside Cafe spot in Morro Bay up for grabs

The state of California may soon give the boot to the operators of a longtime restaurant situated in Morro Bay State Park. Bayside Cafe has been operating under a contract that expired in 1993, according to a state parks news release.... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes dust suit can go to trial

A group of Nipomo Mesa residents upset over air pollution have brought forward a lawsuit against the state and county that is worthy of trial, a local judge has ruled. The Mesa Community Alliance is suing California State Parks and... (Continue reading)

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)

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