A list of 220 California state parks - 6 in Marin - that could ...

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These are the 220 state parks, state beaches, state recreation areas, museums and state reserves that officials say would be closed under Gov.
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Dhyl Doh

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May 28, 2009
 
Great editing IJ. When you said bold, I guess that meant the familier ones that jumped out at me.
Rob

Gilroy, CA

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May 28, 2009
 
Arnold,

Why don't you try to sell @#$%^&* State. It would lower our taxes but unenployment would be off the chart. You clould see if Washington would send us some of the stimulus money and our federal taxes would go up.
Liz

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#3
May 28, 2009
 
California is going straight down the tubes. Our children will be uneducated, seniors and mentally ill will be out on the streets to fend for themselves and now the state parks are closing. Without a doubt, the overall quality of life here is circling the drain.
It's time to move. We couldn't afford to live here before, but now there's really no reason to stay.
fred_dog

Daly City, CA

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May 28, 2009
 
Hey IJ, while most would agree that they don't want public parks closed, how about some color on what's going to cover the rest of the $24B deficit, as the park closings will save only $75-150M (per SF Gate article earlier)? SJ Merc, LA Times and Sac Bee are addressing other cuts, but seems media in SF/Marin only want to use scare tactics and sensationalism because voters didn't vote the way you wanted us to. With one in nine in CA (officially) unemployed, Sacramento is finally going to have to make the same hard decisions CA taxpayers and businesses already have had to make.
milesoleo

Concord, CA

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#5
May 28, 2009
 
Time to move the #&*$ out of this stupid state. Been here 30+ years and can not for the life of me understand even the suggestion of this. What a joke our government is.

“Bing-bang, kicky-punchy”

Since: Aug 08

...and "The Paw".

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May 28, 2009
 
Yogi & Boo-boo are going to be pizzed with this decision.
Snaosibe

Santa Cruz, CA

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#7
May 28, 2009
 
Looks like every park I ever went to is going to be closed!!! If all the parks are closed where are the tourist going to go? Jack London is a big draw in the Wine Country...

Why not fire a few extraneous paper pushers and leave the parks open?
Dhyl Doh

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May 28, 2009
 
Dhyl Doh wrote:
Great editing IJ. When you said bold, I guess that meant the familier ones that jumped out at me.
IJ, thanks for making the "bold" desicion, after my post that is.
Peter Bartesch

San Leandro, CA

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May 28, 2009
 
The closing of these parks would lower the quality of living significantly. While we would all still have the essentials and necessities we would lose part of the spirit and soul of California and the thousands of people who enjoy these lands each day.
Don

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May 28, 2009
 
70. Angel Island State Park...Pepsi Island

71. China Camp State Park...Camp Big Mac Park

72. Mount Tamalpais State Park...Mount Chevron

73. Olompali State Historic Park...Googlpali Park

74. Samuel P. Taylor State Park...Camp KFC

75. Tomales Bay State Park...Comcast Bay Corporate Retreat and Golf Course

After we all stood around and watched the financial community profit on the way up and then get bailed out by us on their way down, why would anyone doubt this could be next.
Get some sack, people. We're being played.
dano

Corte Madera, CA

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May 28, 2009
 
It's a shame, but until state employee unions
are willing to accept pay cuts; what is
Arnold suppose to do? The response will be: Pay cut? This guy is off
his rocker. We work hard for are money?
Most state workers do work hard, but i'm sorry,
unless your a Medical doctor, Dentist, or Judge,
very few state workers should be making more than 75,000 a year. And yes, it does bother me when I hear correctional officers making close to 100K
a year. State wages need to be tied to the health of the California economy. If you don't like your
decrease in pay--find a job in the private sector--like everyone else. There's many unemployed individuals that would love to have your job.
I honestly think the Governor tried his best. Every time he tried to streamline, or make a department more efficient--union bosses, and
our lovely representatives made it
impossible. Plus, at this point: Legalize and
tax marijuana, gambling and prostitution? Who knows
-- maybe we'll have less guys in expensive prisons?

God bless everyone.
Charlie

Santa Cruz, CA

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May 28, 2009
 
I love how everyone complains about taxes and how they shouldn't be raised without understanding how the state is going to cut 20 odd billion out of the budget and have it not effect them.
Charlie

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May 28, 2009
 
dano wrote:
It's a shame, but until state employee unions
are willing to accept pay cuts; what is
Arnold suppose to do? The response will be: Pay cut? This guy is off
his rocker. We work hard for are money?
Most state workers do work hard, but i'm sorry,
unless your a Medical doctor, Dentist, or Judge,
very few state workers should be making more than 75,000 a year. And yes, it does bother me when I hear correctional officers making close to 100K
a year. State wages need to be tied to the health of the California economy. If you don't like your
decrease in pay--find a job in the private sector--like everyone else. There's many unemployed individuals that would love to have your job.
I honestly think the Governor tried his best. Every time he tried to streamline, or make a department more efficient--union bosses, and
our lovely representatives made it
impossible. Plus, at this point: Legalize and
tax marijuana, gambling and prostitution? Who knows
-- maybe we'll have less guys in expensive prisons?
God bless everyone.
I understand what you are saying about Prison guards, 100k does seem like a lot. I imagine to make 100k a guard would have to work lots of overtime, which means spending the majority of your life in prison. You couldn;t pay me enough to do that for a living, but perhaps the pay is still too high.
Roger

Albany, CA

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May 28, 2009
 
The parks will remain open to illegal aliens.

Since: May 09

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May 28, 2009
 
A phenomenal example of cutting of the nose to spite the face. These parks all bring in more money than they cost to run so closing them will not improve anything for the State. For those of us that enjoy these places though, we should be able to just remove the gates since there will be "no one" around to guard these place anyway. Then we can go back to enjoy these places before they were commandeered by the State.
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May 28, 2009
 
The Westsider wrote:
A phenomenal example of cutting of the nose to spite the face. These parks all bring in more money than they cost to run so closing them will not improve anything for the State. For those of us that enjoy these places though, we should be able to just remove the gates since there will be "no one" around to guard these place anyway. Then we can go back to enjoy these places before they were commandeered by the State.
awesome!! I cannot wait to rip the trails at China Camp with my CR250!!
Ridiculous

Sunnyvale, CA

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May 28, 2009
 
Once again, the annual cost to CA for illegal immigrants:

$4B - Education
$500M - Childcare/Welfare
$775M - Health Care
$859M - Crime

Source: Laura Ingram on The O'Reilly Factor

So, if it's really only going to save $75M-$150M to close all of these beautiful parks, where are our priorities?
revetahw

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May 28, 2009
 
Roger wrote:
The parks will remain open to illegal aliens.
Hey Roger, a little Obsessed? Any other thoughts coming out of your little brain.
revetahw

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May 28, 2009
 
Ridiculous wrote:
Once again, the annual cost to CA for illegal immigrants:
$4B - Education
$500M - Childcare/Welfare
$775M - Health Care
$859M - Crime
Source: Laura Ingram on The O'Reilly Factor
So, if it's really only going to save $75M-$150M to close all of these beautiful parks, where are our priorities?
Would you feel good about yourself taking away all of this from little kids who are innocent? No one gets to choose where they are born or to who.

“Bing-bang, kicky-punchy”

Since: Aug 08

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May 29, 2009
 
revetahw wrote:
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Would you feel good about yourself taking away all of this from little kids who are innocent? No one gets to choose where they are born or to who.
Now on the other hand, if An American Citizen, Who by chance happens to be a Parent Themselves commits a reletively serious crime, it's rather hard on the Child/Children as well.

The Parent could lose custody to the State, and the CPS will deffinately get involved in The Child(rens) young lives at a stressfull time for a Kid(s).

Is that fair?

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