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A dozen Calif. leaders will revamp imperiled parks

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A group of California business, education and nonprofit leaders have agreed to help revamp the state parks system in an effort to restore confidence and financial stability to an institution rocked […]


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Study: Calif. ocean protection zones helping fish

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California says a 5-year scientific assessment of marine protection zones off the Central Coast has found that some struggling fish species are showing early signs of recovery.