- The group now running Henry Coe State Park want their money back after the scandal over hidden funds in State Parks Department. [California Watch]
- Oracle’s Larry Ellison says he’s planning to turn the Hawaiian island of Lenai, which he recently bought, into a “little laboratory” for finding more environmentally sound ways to live. [Associated Press]
- Richmond cracks down on Chevron with new requirements after August refinery explosion. [Contra Costa Times]
- First chinook of the fall run have returned to Russian River and biologists hope to see a continued increase in population numbers. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- The Sierra Club is spending big bucks to defeat a Republican state senator who’s one of few to support restoring Hetch Hetchy, one of the issues near and dear to the organization’s heart. [California Watch]
- The State Parks Department wants to put $8 parking fees at 14 Sonoma beaches that are now free. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
- The Central Valley’s elderberry longhorn beetle may be removed from endangered species list. [Sacramento Bee]
- Great white sharks have varied diets, allowing them to take advantage of a range of prey, a new UC Santa Cruz study shows. [Santa Cruz Sentinel]
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