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Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument
Obama officially designates San Gabriel Mountains a national monument

President Obama on Friday officially set aside 346,000 acres of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument, a move to link more communities east of Los Angeles with wild places in their own backyards. "This is an issue of social justice, because it's not enough to have this awesome natural wonder within your sight — you have to be able to access it," Obama said at a ceremony attended by more than 150 people at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas. "Right now, campgrounds are crowded, parking lots are tight, and there haven't been enough resources to manage and maintain this area the way it deserves," he said. "So designating the San...

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