Archive for March, 2013

Yosemite National Park may ban horse, bike and raft rentals, and remove ice rink and pools

  Date Sunday, March 31st, 2013

YOSEMITE VALLEY — With the onset of spring, visitors are returning to see the waterfalls, granite cliffs and snow-capped peaks of Yosemite National Park . But a 14-year-old lawsuit could soon force sweeping changes and eliminate popular activities in one of America’s most beloved national parks.

California ‘s unemployment rate dips

  Date Sunday, March 31st, 2013

SACRAMENTO — California ‘s jobless rate dipped to 9.6 percent last month, the lowest since December 2008 when the nation was gripped by the financial crisis, state officials announced Friday.

Volunteers spots remain for Earth Day event at Aptos’ Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

  Date Saturday, March 30th, 2013

APTOS — As part of its 16th Annual Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup, the California State Parks Foundation is hosting an environmental improvement event at The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

California company to open Aspen travel office

  Date Saturday, March 30th, 2013

ASPEN — Mid-April, and the end of the Aspen-Snowmass ski season, might seem like an odd time to start up a travel -reservations office aimed at luring big groups of skiers to the area.

Are California State Parks In Trouble?

  Date Friday, March 29th, 2013

Your favorite state beach might soon be called “L.A. beach”…or even “Steve’s Beach” for that matter…an influential independent state commission urges the state to give up control of many state parks .