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Panel urges transformation of California state parks system
Panel urges transformation of California state parks system

When visitors arrive at a state-run park these days, they may find disrepair after years of skipped maintenance and a crowd that doesn't reflect the state's growing diversity. Behind the scenes, they would discover a public agency that is working with outdated technology and overwhelmed by its responsibility for managing the Golden State's prized beaches, forests and historic sites. These are the findings of a commission assigned to help the California Department of Parks and Recreation turn the page after years of scandal, mismanagement and stagnation. The panel calls for "a fundamental transformation" of the parks system, which covers nearly 1.6 million acres...

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