Report: Park Supervisor Bought Fully Automatic Assault Rifles, Grenades For RangersThe purchases violated park service policy, which specifies semi-automatic rifles and requires prior approval for defensive equipment, although the policy doesn't specifically mention flash-bang grenades, the report said.
Modesto Neighbors: Trucks Handing Out Food Contributing To Litter At ParksModesto city leaders say they're getting complaints about the trucks that hand out free food to those in need because of the mess left behind.
Guide To Disney WorldPack up the family and head out for a vacation at the "Happiest Place on Earth." As a guest of the Walt Disney World Resorts, you and your family will be treated to themed accommodations, fabulous theme parks, unique dining venues and lots of activities.
Sacramento Considering Plan To Turn Parking Spots Into Miniature ParksFrom parking spots to “parklets” – an urban idea could start popping up here in Sacramento. And the idea is to sprinkle little patches of green across town.
Federal Shutdown Keeps National Monuments Out Of Reach For Stockton StudentsWhile congressional leaders have been summoned to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown, a group of Stockton students on a trip to see the nation’s monuments has been left locked outside.
Federal Shutdown: What's Closed And What's Open?The federal government shutdown furloughed as many as 800,000 of the nation’s 2.1 million federal workers as it hit early Tuesday after a bitterly divided Congress failed to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.
Several Calif. Leaders Agree To Help Revamp State Park SystemA group of California business, education and nonprofit leaders — including Monterey Bay Aquarium founding director Julie Packard — have agreed to help revamp the state parks system in an effort to restore confidence and financial stability to an institution rocked by scandal.
South Sacramento Park Finally Opens After 15 YearsThe south Sacramento project was more than a decade in the making, and it finally received a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday.
Marysville Family Steps Up To Clean Up Parks; Motivates City To Join EffortA grassroots effort in Marysville has volunteers stepping forward to clean up the city; and what started as just a few concerned citizens is now growing.
Commission Recommends Changing How Calif. State Parks Are ManagedOver the years, California has added more parks to its state system than it can afford and should consider turning over control to local entities of the one-third that lack statewide significance, says a new analysis of problems that led to the threatened closure of 70 of the sites.
Spike In Park Vandalism Puts Strain On Limited Lodi BudgetCity officials in Lodi say vandals have caused $50,000 in damage to parks in just six months, and that's causing some difficult decisions on what will be fixed.
Best Spots For A Picnic In SacramentoSacramento's perfect picnic places across the city will turn any lunchtime liaison into a picnickers paradise with activities for every outdoor enthusiast. From sports fields to rose gardens and playgrounds to bark parks, there is a little bit of everything in the five best places to bring a basket in Sacramento.

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