May 24, 1998 |
A free 346-page book, "California Historical Landmarks," is available for people who order a California State Parks Annual Pass by June 30. The pass is a vehicle sticker that allows unlimited access to lots of state parks. The price ($75) is the same as last year, but the book offer is new. Normally priced at $11.95, the book lists more than 1,000 state historic landmarks, with locations and brief backgrounds. To order the pass, call the California State Parks Store, (800) 777-0369.
April 30, 1995
Admission to all state parks except Hearst Castle will be free on Monday, the beginning of California State Parks Month. Throughout May, California State Parks, which showcase and protect examples of California's ecological and cultural diversity, will stage special displays and programs. Taking a Tour the Wright Way Daily tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin home and estate, Taliesin, are slated to start Monday.
April 8, 2009 |
Three 16th century paintings that have hung in the Hearst Castle in San Simeon for nearly 70 years will be returned to the descendants of Holocaust victims as part of a deal struck with California State Parks. The paintings will be handed over to the heirs of Jacob and Rosa Oppenheimer in a ceremony set for Friday in Sacramento. A spokesman for California State Parks said the paintings date from about 1500 to 1590 and originated in the area of what is now Venice, Italy. The spokesman declined to provide more details ahead of Friday's ceremony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 1998 |
More than 500 young people from Police Activities Leagues throughout the state will gather in Huntington Beach today for two days of beach-related events and camping sponsored by the California state parks. Billed as the first annual Beach Play Day, the event will be the first time many of the youths have gone to the beach and camped, organizers said.
July 19, 1998
You can now reserve campsites at California state parks via the Internet, 24 hours a day. The reservations are available at http://cal-parks.ca.gov. Click on "Park Reservations," go to the PARK.NET page, click on "Make a Reservation" (under the PARK.NET title at the top of the page) and follow instructions. The site includes campground maps. Reservations also continue to be available by calling (800) 444-7275, 8 a.m to 5 p.m., seven days a week.
October 19, 1986
The number of campers at California state parks is up 23% this year, parks officials told a legislative hearing in Los Angeles last week. Les McCargo, chief deputy director of the state Department of Parks and Recreation, said that from March to September the department rented camp sites for a total of 232,000 "camp nights."