Laura McCreery is a writer and interviewer specializing in California politics and government. She often explores California land and water through the lens of history and public policy. An avid hiker, runner, and cyclist, she is the author of Living Landscape: The Extraordinary Rise of the East Bay Regional Park District and How it Preserved 100,000 Acres (Wilderness Press, 2010).
Brickyard Cove in Berkeley is the crown jewel of McLaughlin Eastshore State Park and accessible to everyone
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