March 1, 2012
Beach Lockup: Parking lot car break-ins have been a problem at Zmudowski State Beach, but lifeguard Eric Sturm isn’t sure he’ll be sent to patrol there after it closes. “It would probably take more staff to enforce a hard closure than to leave it open and trust in the good citizens of our district to take care of it,” he says. But Jerry Emory, spokesman for the California State Parks Foundation, calls the park closures “a recipe for disaster
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Four state parks in Monterey County are set to close in July. You’ll probably be able to play there anyway.
Austin Keegan kneels on a tiny footbridge on Garrapata State Park’s Rocky Ridge Trail and replaces a damaged plank with pre-cut lumber from home. “It’s just basic maintenance,” he says. “It needs to be done.” ...