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Peninsula Nonprofit Keeps 80,000-Plus Acres Green

Every day, scores of residents and visitors in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties take in views of the natural landscape, hike on nearby trails and enjoy the outdoors in spaces protected by Peninsula Open Space Trust.

(April 17, 2022) → Read the full Mountain View Voice report
Visiting a State Park? Use Your Library Card

Residents can now use their library cards to check out day passes for free access to more than 200 state parks. The move is part of a collaboration between California State Parks and the California State Library to provide more equitable outdoor access for all Californians.

(April 7, 2022) → Read the full report

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Gilroy Gardens Opens up to Cyclists for Second Year

To celebrate National Bike Month, Gilroy Gardens is opening its park to bicyclists during a free event on May 20 from 4-7pm. Ride the Gardens made its debut in 2021, and its 300-attendee cap was quickly reached.


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Nature Center Reopening at Vasona Lake

The Youth Science Institute Nature Center is set for a grand reopening on May 28 from 11am to 1pm. The public is invited to explore the new nature dioramas depicting the wildlife community living along Los Gatos Creek as it …


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OT Park brings unique therapy to Morgan Hill

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Dr. Hiral Khatri has a passion for helping children of all ages and abilities thrive and become independent in their daily school, social and home lives. This passion, along with her extensive education and experience, led her …


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Purchase adds more acreage to open space preserve

The largest preserve in the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District just got a little bigger, with the purchase of 42 acres in the Mount Umunhum area of the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve, district officials said Feb. 9. The property, …


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East San Jose Pocket Park Among Projects on ‘Clean California’ List

Governor announced $311.7 million in grants to beautify and revitalize public spaces across the state.

The post East San Jose Pocket Park Among Projects on ‘Clean California' List appeared first on San Jose Inside.


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Pickleball finds temporary home at Sunrise Park

Following a spat between Gilroy’s tennis and pickleball players, city officials allowed the paddle sport athletes to temporarily convert the tennis courts at Sunrise Park for their use. Pickleball players, including Bruce Serpa of Gilroy, recently painted lines on the …


Image caption: There are more than 300 community service districts in California.
Community Services Districts, Explained

Community service districts can do most anything a city government can do. Here’s how they work and how to start one.


Image caption: The ski resort once called 'Squaw Valley' has changed its name, which resort owners acknowledged was racist and sexist.
Ski Resort Changes ‘Derogatory, Offensive’ Name

The name change of one of California’s most historic ski resorts is part of a statewide and national trend to reexamine offensive place names.


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