california state parks http://kalw.org en How do you close a beach? http://kalw.org/post/how-do-you-close-beach <p>I&rsquo;m standing on a beach smack dab in the middle of California. The breeze coming off the jetty is getting violent, and it&rsquo;s really cold. Through the fog, I can only see a couple hundred feet of gray ocean. This is where I meet Mike French.</p><p>He&rsquo;s standing on a windy bluff away from the water &ndash; reading the low waves and the bored surfers for signs of a good set. He&rsquo;s a local.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 00:07:55 +0000 Kyle Tabuena-Froli 12672 at http://kalw.org How do you close a beach? Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 29, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-tuesday-may-29-2012 <p>Associated Press // The popularity of <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2012/05/27/state/n100122D69.DTL">California&rsquo;s 280 state parks</a> may be a factor in why California legislators are developing bi-partisan legislation to them. Californians camped at 10,000 sites in state parks over the Memorial Day weekend, yet even a quarter of those parks are expected to close this July. Tue, 29 May 2012 19:14:16 +0000 Fatima Duran 11324 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Today on Your Call: What's the best way to save our state parks? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-whats-best-way-save-our-state-parks <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 9998 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What's the best way to save our state parks?