State Parks

Doyle Redland reports on the accidental new construction, which has galvanized both sides of the preservation vs. access argument.
Oct 7, 2011   The Onion
Solar Drive, deep in the Hollywood Hills, is a ritzy block of expensive homes. But over the past year, an empty mansion was overrun by squatters and partiers. Permission for the gate is temporary, but hikers are upset by blocked routes.
Sep 18, 2011   The Los Angeles Times
The National Trust for Historic Preservation presents its annual list of the most endangered places in the U.S. This year, natural landscapes take some of the spotlight away from architecture and the built environment.
May 21, 2010   National Trust For Historic Preservation
Solar-powered trash compactors, while not cheap, pay for themselves relatively quickly. With state and city budgets more liquid thanks to stimulus money, municipalities are snapping them up.
Sep 11, 2009   Slate.com
With the new California budget slashing state park funding, as many as 100 parks and beaches could close. Park officials are seeking funding to keep parks open, including corporate sponsorship opportunities.
Jul 31, 2009   Los Angeles Times
With California facing a $24.3 billion deficit, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has released a budget that eliminates $70 million in funding for the state's parks system.
Jun 2, 2009   Yahoo! News
The federal government has blocked plans to build a 16-mile road through a Southern California state park, mainly over environmental concerns.
Dec 23, 2008   San Francisco Chronicle
<p>California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is pushing forward with plans to run a power line through the middle of one of the state's parks -- much to the chagrin of environmentalists.</p>
Apr 30, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
<p>In a classic Hollywood showdown that could only happen in California politics, Gov. Schwarzenegger axed actor-director-former Carmel, CA mayor Clint Eastwood from the Parks Commission at the expiration of his term after his 'no-vote' on a toll road.</p>
Mar 21, 2008   The San Francisco Chronicle