California State Parks

Credit: Placer County Sheriff's Dept.

Placer County Sheriff’s Office Patrolling With 2 New Off-Road Vehicles

The Placer County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday it has purchased new off-road vehicles to help them patrol remote areas of the county.


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Travel To Los Angeles On A Budget

Think you can’t afford a trip to LA? Think again.



California State Parks Director Steps Down

California’s state parks director has abruptly announced his retirement, just 19 months after he took control of a department that had been rocked by years of fiscal mismanagement.


Disturbing evidence of an 8x10-foot section of "poached" burl-wood. (Credit: National Park Service)

Man Facing Charges In California Burl Poaching

A Northern California man is facing charges in connection with the cutting of knobby growths from an old growth redwood tree.


Parks Ignored

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.



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.


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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.



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.



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