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California Parks Whistleblower Says He Was Ignored

Joe Hopkins is an environmental scientist there. He’s raised red flags with the state parks department about the growing devastation of desert habitat. He says no one listened. Even worse, he says supervisors retaliated against him.


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Best Places To Entertain Grandparents On A Budget In Sacramento

Grandparents love to take the grandchildren places and spoil them when they come to visit. Here are some great places where grandpa and grandma get a discount on admission, and the children have a blast.


Shasta State Historic Park (credit: park.ca.gov)

65 California State Parks Will Temporarily Stay Open

California parks officials say 65 of the 70 state parks slated for closure will temporarily remain open due to new money from the state budget.



Assembly Bill Aims To Protect State Parks

Robert Hanna, the great-great grandson of naturalist John Muir, knows how important state parks are to California, and seeing 70 of them on the closure list is something he’s not taking lightly.


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Most California State Parks Slated To Close Will Remain Open

A state parks official says only a fraction of the 70 California parks originally slated to close this summer because of budget cuts will actually be shut down.


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70 State Parks To Close Due To Budget Cuts

Budget cuts are forcing the closure of up to 70 California State parks.



Best Bridal Bargains In Sacramento

Weddings are said to cost about $29,000 these days, so short of eloping, you have to go looking for bargains. From backyard rehearsal dinners for spring and summer weddings, to mason jars holding your tabletop flowers, more brides are looking to cut corners without cutting quality.

CBS Sacramento–11/15/2010