A refund, Lenai and a great white diet

October 3, 2012
Time for Wednesday’s news digest.
  • 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]



About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.