Archive for December, 2012

A small-town theater campaign's larger projections

  Date Monday, December 31st, 2012

Three childhood friends in Oakhurst, Calif., believe they've developed a subscription plan that could save not only the local Met Cinema but other struggling small-town theaters across the country. OAKHURST, Calif. — Once in a while, Hollywood comes through this gateway to Yosemite National Park. People still talk about the time Ron Howard accidentally left one of his children (briefly) in a …


Californians to Watch: New contract tops agenda for engineers' union boss Bruce Blanning

  Date Monday, December 31st, 2012

You're executive director of the state engineers union. The contract covering your group's 13,000 members expires in July, and the best thing you can say about California government's fiscal picture is that at least it's less broke than it was last year.


Law's fine print limits nonprofits' access to grants for California state parks

  Date Sunday, December 30th, 2012

The grand act of atonement that state leaders signed into law to correct a financial scandal at the California parks department may not turn out to be the healing gesture it first appeared to be.


Law's fine print limits nonprofits' access to grants for California state parks

  Date Sunday, December 30th, 2012

The grand act of atonement that state leaders signed into law to correct a financial scandal at the California parks department may not turn out to be the healing gesture it first appeared to be.


Proclamations piling up for state park’s Andy Zilke

  Date Saturday, December 29th, 2012

The proclamations keep piling up for Andy Zilke, who is retiring after nearly 40 years with the California State Parks Department, the last 13 years as superintendent of the Oceano Dunes District.