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The Loma Prieta Chapter of the national Sierra Club serves the counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, and San Benito Counties. The Peninsula Regional Group is part of the Loma Prieta Chapter of the Sierra Club. Its members are residents of northern Santa Clara County and most of San Mateo County.

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City Seeks More Community Input on Memorial Park Revitalization

Jan. 29, 2023, midnight

As the revitalization of Memorial Park continues, Cupertino residents are being asked whether they want the space to focus on civic events or community gatherings, or whether they want a focus on nature.

Visit California Hires Global Consulting Firm

Jan. 23, 2023, 4 p.m.

JLL will prepare a dozen regional strategic plans to help the state marketing organization promote smart, sustainable tourism over the next decade.

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Gilroy gets $4.5M for park, trail work

Gilroy will receive $4.5 million for two recreational projects after President Joe Biden signed a $1.7 trillion federal government spending package Dec. 29. A total of $3 million will go toward renovations at San Ysidro Park, while $1.5 million will …

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City begins negotiations on Hecker Pass adventure park

The Gilroy City Council unanimously agreed to enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with Select Contracts on Sept. 13 to discuss financials and other aspects of a proposed bike and adventure park on the hillside near Gilroy Gardens. The proposal …

Image caption: The newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops provides free entertainment in pricy San Francisco.
Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.

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Big Basin Welcoming Public Back Starting Friday

After nearly two years out of commission, Big Basin Redwoods State Park—the oldest State Park in California—is about to open to the public, once again. It was closed after being ravaged by the CZU Lightning Complex fire, (97% destroyed), but …

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Gilroy Gardens drops management company

Gilroy Gardens’ nonprofit organization is now fully managing the theme park for the first time in nearly 20 years. The management contract between Gilroy Gardens and Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Company expired at the end of 2021, park officials confirmed. …

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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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