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Whale Watching Season Begins Soon at Channel Islands Harbor | Excursions give sightseers a front-row seat

Whale Watching Season Begins Soon at Channel Islands Harbor | Excursions give sightseers a front-row seat

OXNARD, Calif.—Let’s go whale watching! Channel Islands Harbor celebrates the migration of the Pacific Gray Whale with its Annual Celebration of the Whales. Each winter, these enchanting whales migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel on their way to the lagoons of Mexico, where the females will give birth. Whale watching excursions to the Channel Islands National Park are […]

National Park Service is Posting Cute Photos of Animal Families For Thanksgiving

National Park Service is Posting Cute Photos of Animal Families For Thanksgiving

Are your drunken family members arguing too much about politics? Do you need a lighter subject matter for dinnertime? Well boy, do we have the solution for you. The National Park Service is posting photos of cute animal families in celebration of Thanksgiving.

National Park Service awards Ventura $1.5 million grant for Kellogg Park

National Park Service awards Ventura $1.5 million grant for Kellogg Park

National Park Service (NPS) awards $1.5 million grant from the to the City of Ventura for the construction of the newly proposed Kellogg Park. The funding would cover landscaping, construction of the playground, open space, picnic areas, and fitness equipment. “We are extremely pleased that this grant brings us that much closer to our goal […]

Behind the Oregon Standoff

Behind the Oregon Standoff

By  William F. Jasper, Thursday, 11 February 2016 On January 4, Oregon rancher Dwight Hammond and his son Steven began their second prison sentence, entering the Federal Correctional Institution, Terminal Island, a low-security prison in Los Angeles Harbor. They were prosecuted as “terrorists” under the federal Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 for controlled […]

National Park Service Releases Final Recommendations for Rim of the Valley Corridor — To designate 170,000 acres as parkland

National Park Service Releases Final Recommendations for Rim of the Valley Corridor — To designate 170,000 acres as parkland

The National Park Service (NPS) is pleased to announce the completion of the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study. The Secretary of the Interior transmitted the final study to Congress on February 16, 2016. The newsletter presents the final study recommendations, including the full text of the selected alternative recommended to Congress by […]

Yosemite Sham: Trademark Trolls Try to Tap Taxpayers

Yosemite Sham: Trademark Trolls Try to Tap Taxpayers

. . by Thomas L. Knapp Hell hath no fury like a former business partner scorned. The Associated Press reports that a company called Delaware North, which ran Yosemite National Park’s hotels and restaurants for two decades under contract with the US National Park Service, wants a $51 million payoff after losing those concessions to […]

Attendees at Rim of the Valley meeting express concerns over a new national park

Attendees at Rim of the Valley meeting express concerns over a new national park

By Debra Tash On Wednesday night, April 6th, the National Park Service held one of six public meetings on their Rim of the Valley proposal in Thousand Oaks.  The impetus for this proposal came from Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) in 2008 through the Consolidated National Resources Act.  It tasked the National Park Service (NPS) to […]

Moorpark: $500,000 granted by Feds to help build Arroyo Vista Park Trail

Moorpark: $500,000 granted by Feds to help build Arroyo Vista Park Trail

    By Debra Tash Local Congresswoman Julia Brownley announced the City of Moorpark will get over $500,000 from the National Park Service Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) for the construction of the Arroyo Vista Recreational Trail in Arroyo Vista Park.  The LWCF awards matching grants to State and local governments to assist them […]