Not a state parks attendee? Don’t have one near your home? Doesn’t matter. You may have to pay additional car license fees after a measure was passed and makes its way to the state ballot to begin financing the California State Parks in an additional manner. The plan charges each California car owner a fee [...]
Hi there! How do I schedule the use of a bonfire at a beach in the OC? I’ve never done that before. Thanks! Bob
The bonfire pits at the beach in Orange County can be found in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar State Beach, and Doheny Beach in Dana Point. The bonfire rings [...]
Carpinteria, California–Tent camping at beaches is one of the most desirable activities travelers seek, and one of the toughest to find in California. With 1000 miles of coastline, you’d think there would be more camping available.
Half Moon Bay State Beach in San Mateo County, Doheny State Beach in Dana Point-Orange County, and El Capitan State [...]
In the latest discussion about budget cuts, one of the last beaches we ever thought we would see bonfire pits removed or reduced is Huntington Beach. Tourists loves bonfires, and in the 2009 California State Visitors Guide, Huntington Beach was featured on the cover with a group of bongo-playing models sitting around the embers of [...]
The California Department of Parks and Recreation settled a harassment suit with a lesbian park ranger who works in the region recently under scrutiny for ticketing of nude sunbathers at the San Onofre and San Clemente state beach region. In the settlement of a lawsuit filed by Jennifer Donovan, a task force to educate on [...]
In the latest plan to raise revenue for California State Parks operations, several nonprofit groups and supporters have created a proposal to tax every car licensed in California annually. Claiming to get rid of state parks admissions fees for all residents if they pass this proposed bill that would have to be approved by a [...]
03 Nov, 2009
Posted by: Beach Reporter In: world
Sacramento, CA–The case of the California beach bonfire rings stretches all the way to Sacramento where budget cuts at the State Capitol resulted in a new chart spelling out cuts to state beaches and parks. One of the line items with an “X” was the bonfire rings at 7 Southern California beaches. See list
We contacted [...]
All across California from the state beaches to its wooded forestst, the ax has fallen and the parks have taken the biggest hit of any tourism assets in the crunch and lack of funds to operate.
How could this happen in a state that is compared to many countries with its massive population and huge economy? [...]
When you host a celebration at Calaveras Big Trees State Park not far from Murphys, California, expect the celebration to be big as you find yourself surrounded by some of the biggest trees in the world.
Calaveras Big Trees State Park was on a “hit” list for closure when the governor of California looked for ways [...]
23 Sep, 2009
Posted by: Beach Reporter In: california
California State Parks–The Terminator, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, decided not to close 100 California State Parks after threatening to this year in his proposed State Budget. He backed down from his threats to abandon or shutter 100 state parks, and now is asking the Department of Finance to find other ways to save money in their [...]