“Come fall, Californians could find themselves with fewer parks to visit and fewer services available at parks that are open. That was the tenor of the plan that California State Parks officials outlined Friday as they targeted for shutdown 70 of the state’s 278 parks because of budget problems,” Mary Forgione reports. On the list of possible shutdowns? The Salton Sea and Palomar.
Photo: A pair of pelicans prepare for a landing in the Salton Sea. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times