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  • New Redwood Park in Santa Cruz Mountains Could Come From Beall Law

    09/30/2017 3:11:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | September 29, 2017 | Paul Rogers
    Clearing the way for what could potentially be the biggest open space deal in the Santa Cruz Mountains in years, Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill that would streamline the sale of up to 6,500 acres of land owned by San Jose Water Company, allowing it to become a public open space preserve. The bill would allow the sale of the land — which includes 1,100 acres of redwood forests and could easily eclipse $30 million in price — to the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District without approval from the state Public Utilities Commission. The commission regulates San...
  • Since he walks like a racist and talks like a racist …

    09/16/2017 9:41:56 AM PDT · by Glad2bnuts · 27 replies
    Miamiherald.com ^ | September 15, 2017 | Leonard Pitts Jr.
    Leonard Pitts Jr.: What did Jemele Hill get wrong? Let’s consider the evidence. He was sued for systematically refusing to rent to African Americans and settled out of court. He demanded the death penalty for five black and Hispanic kids charged in the notorious Central Park jogger rape case – and refuses to recant to this day, though the young men were long ago exonerated and set free. He had a disdain for African Americans so pronounced that, according to an employee at one of his casinos, supervisors would remove black workers from the floor and ensconce them in a...
  • Did FBI Cover Up Confederate Statue Bomb Plot by Dem Donor's Son?

    08/22/2017 11:09:50 AM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Front Page ^ | August 22, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    I wouldn't be terribly surprised if Richard Dowling's statue ended up saving a whole lot of lives. Here's what happened now. Andrew Cecil Schneck, 25, was charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance, federal prosecutors announced. A park ranger doing a routine patrol of the area around Hermann Park on Saturday caught Schneck kneeling in the bushes near the statue of Richard Dowling, a commander in the Confederate army
  • Christie, lawmakers at impasse as NJ state parks remain closed

    07/03/2017 5:05:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    6 ABC ^ | 7/03/17 | MICHAEL CATALINI
    TRENTON, N.J. -- The budget stalemate between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrat-controlled Legislature smoldered on Monday with the state government shut down and state parks closed to the public - but not to Christie and his family - as the Fourth of July approaches. Christie, who spent part of Sunday lounging with his family at a beach in a state park he had ordered closed, said he would sign any budget lawmakers sent to him and blamed the shutdown of nonessential services, including motor vehicle offices, on Democratic Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto. "I'm a little frustrated, quite frankly,...
  • 'Kill Bill,' 'Twin Peaks' actor Michael Parks dies at 77

    05/10/2017 4:59:38 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 10, 2017 | Fox-AP
    Michael Parks, a prolific character actor who found early fame in 1960s countercultural roles and later became a favorite of directors including Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, has died. He was 77.
  • Austin, TX Parks Dept. hanging condoms and lube in the trees

    12/09/2016 6:24:05 AM PST · by bgill · 26 replies
    KLBJ radio | vanity
    KLBJ radio in Austin, TX discussion right now. The city Parks Dept. is hanging bags in trees filled with condoms and lubricant. They're promoting public sex. Children sex. Homosexual sex.
  • Police Rescue Hikers Cornered by Coyote

    05/23/2016 11:57:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/22/16
    Police rescued two people Sunday morning after a coyote cornered the pair as they were hiking in a Burlingame park with their dogs. At 9:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a coyote threatening hikers and their dogs at Mills Canyon Park, located on Adeline Drive, according to police. The hikers were walking on trails inside the park when they stumbled on the coyote. At one point, the hikers became cornered by the coyote, which seemed to be interested in the dogs. Officers arrived at the scene and were able to scare off the coyote. The officers then safely...
  • Blacks don't like camping, or visiting parks. Obama thinks white people are to blame

    04/29/2016 10:37:19 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 108 replies
    https://twitter.com/Nero ^ | 7:27 PM - 29 Apr 2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Blacks don't like camping, or visiting parks. Obama thinks white people are to blame. https://t.co/b5v8Ehq9jO— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) April 29, 2016
  • Green Guantánamo: From detention center to peace park?

    03/18/2016 11:36:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 18, 2016 | Jason Thomson
    As President Obama gears up for his presidential visit to Cuba this weekend – the first in 80 years – scientists are pondering the future of Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. One idea proposed is the creation of a transnational conservation area, or peace park.
  • (remember the Clinton legacy) The Utah Coal Lockup: A trillion dollar Lippo payoff?

    02/26/2011 7:12:10 AM PST · by doug from upland · 28 replies · 2+ views
    apfn.org ^ | 2/2011 | Sarah Foster
    The Utah Coal Lockup: A trillion dollar Lippo payoff? By: Sarah Foster When the President signed the Executive Order designating 1.7 million acres of land in southwest Utah as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, his action placed the area off limits to mineral extraction and development. The New York Times reported that the monument encloses the largest coal field in the nation, the Kaiparowitz Plateau, which contains at least 7 billion tons of coal worth over $1 TRILLION. Kentucky-based company Andalux Resources, which holds leases on 3,400 acres in the area, was planning to open a huge operation (underground, not...
  • Secret Service chief apologizes for how group of cancer-stricken kids was treated

    09/21/2015 10:59:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Dana Hedgpeth and Fredrick Kunkle
    Mike Gillette said Clancy called him Monday and said he was “very sorry,” and that the agency “did not handle the situation well.” A spokeswoman for the Secret Service confirmed that Clancy made the call. According to Gillette, Clancy offered to come to one of the group’s events to apologize in person and offered to have some of the children come to one of the agency’s training facilities in Maryland for a tour. ... In a statement e-mailed late Sunday, Brian Leary, a spokesman for the Secret Service, said the closures on Pennsylvania Avenue and Lafayette Square were “put into...
  • Use of e-cigarettes now banned in all national parks

    09/24/2015 7:07:34 AM PDT · by redreno · 76 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | September 23, 2015 - 10:57amUpdated September 23, 2015 - 11:26pm | By Faith Heaton Jolley
    The National Park Service announced Monday that the use of electronic cigarettes is now banned anywhere tobacco smoking is prohibited in the national parks. Existing National Park Service policies regarding tobacco smoking were originally issued in 2003 and later revised in 2009, according to a National Park Service internal memo. The new policy was issued in an effort to "protect employees and park visitors from the health hazards and annoyances associated with exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, commonly known as secondhand smoke, which is a known human carcinogen," the memo stated. The use of e-cigarettes will not be allowed in...
  • Republican Debate: Rosa Parks Top Pick for $10 Bill [Barely]

    09/17/2015 5:28:52 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/17/15 | NICK TIMIRAOS
    Rosa Parks won the straw poll of the 11 Republican presidential candidates when they were asked in Wednesday’s debate which woman should go on the $10 bill. ... Rand Paul: Susan B. Anthony, Mike Huckabee: My wife, Marco Rubio: Rosa Parks, Ted Cruz: Keep Hamilton. Put Rosa Parks on the $20, Ben Carson: My mother, Donald Trump: My daughter, Ivanka, or Rosa Parks, Jeb Bush: Margaret Thatcher, Scott Walker: Clara Barton, Carly Fiorina: Don’t change it, John Kasich: Mother Theresa, Chris Christie: Abigail Adams
  • Ride the Phoenix @ Knoebels in HD [video link]

    08/10/2015 4:52:57 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 8-3-15 | Knoebels
    For those in the NE who haven't made the trek to Knoebels w/ your kids, do it! Free parking, free admission. Great family getaway run by a great family who meticulously maintain their rides.
  • Battle brewing over logging, grazing at state parks

    06/14/2015 3:16:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Stamford Advocate ^ | June 14, 2015 | KEITH MORELLI, The Tampa Tribune
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Conservationists are drawing a line in the scrubland, vowing to fight any attempt by the state to expand logging and cattle grazing throughout Florida's 171 state parks. Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Jon Steverson, appointed in December by Gov. Rick Scott, set off a furor last month when he suggested in a series of newspaper guest columns that Florida expand grazing and timber harvesting in its state parks as a way to offset the cost of running them. In the columns, which ran in newspapers throughout Florida, Steverson said state parks hosted more than 27...
  • 777-Year-Old Tree Is a Babe in Muir Woods (Tallest Tree AT Muir Woods Not 1500 Yrs Old, Study Shows)

    06/01/2015 7:22:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, June 1, 2015 | Peter Fimrite
    The tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods — a giant that was assumed to have sprouted up to 1,500 years ago in the Middle Ages — is a measly 777 years old, a puerile sprig in the hallowed halls of old growth, an analysis of tree-ring data has revealed. The study, by a Humboldt State University scientist, is the first definitive determination of the age of trees in Muir Woods. The findings by Allyson Carroll, a tree-ring specialist, mean that a 249-foot-tall coast redwood known by the lackluster name of Tree 76 sprouted seven centuries later than originally believed, at...
  • Graffiti artists' move to national parks shocks nature community

    04/29/2015 11:53:07 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 42 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 26, 2015 | Louis Sahagun
    Andre Saraiva is an internationally known graffiti artist. He owns nightclubs in Paris and New York, works as a top editor of the men's fashion magazine L'Officiel Hommes and has appeared in countless glossy magazines as a tastemaker and bon vivant. Two months ago he showed up on the decidedly un-fashionista website Modern Hiker, along with a photo of a boulder he tagged in Joshua Tree National Park. Since then, Saraiva, who lives in France and is known by his fans as Mr. Andre and Mr. A., has been scorned by American nature lovers and thrust into a highly charged...
  • A Solution to Help Preserve Our State and National Parks

    04/24/2015 2:43:07 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 7 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-24-15 | Cara Sullivan
    Every year, millions of Americans frequent our state and national parks. In 2013, tourists, families and outdoor enthusiasts made an estimated 720 million visits to state parks and 726 million visits to national parks. National Park Week is an opportune time to focus on how to best preserve our parks for future generations. Across the country, tight government budgets leave little money for preserving and maintaining public parks. With increasing operational costs, privatizing certain park concessions can help provide a sustainable funding structure for these beloved areas. Funding shortfalls have caused states to close or significantly reduce services in state...
  • BBC theme park deal could bring Doctor Who and Top Gear rides to new £2billion Paramount attraction

    12/10/2014 8:28:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2014 | Claire Carter
    Top Gear, In the Night Garden and Doctor Who could all feature in a new £2billion theme park alongside characters from Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. The BBC has signed a deal to allow some of its programmes to feature in the new multi-billion pound resort in Kent. Plans are still being drafted for how the theme park will work, but BBC shows and characters could feature in specific lands, games and rides at the London Paramount Entertainment Resort.
  • Teen arrested after fatal shootout near Carol City High

    11/25/2014 9:14:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | November 25, 2014 | Charles Rabin -
    Freddrick Parks fired the bullet that killed Khambell Manning last week during a wild shootout near Miami Carol City High School that had students trapped in the school and dogs and helicopters scouring the neighborhood for hours, police said Tuesday. Parks, 17, was taken into custody Tuesday morning by Miami Gardens and Miami-Dade police, and was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 16-year-old Khambell Manning. Parks also was charged with attempting to murder Manning’s friend, 17-year-old Tranard Gray.