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California Parks Director Resigns, Millions hidden, Investigations Launched - News Links

Here are several links to news stories about

MercuryNews.com - Ruth Coleman, California parks director, resigns amind budget irregularities

Sacamento Bee - California Parks Director Resigns

Sacramento Bee - Jerry Brown appoints interim parks chief

Sacramento Bee - Assemblywoman Gaines calls for fiscal probe of parks agency

Sacramento Bee Editorial - Parks official evaded rules, insulted public

Sacrament Bee - Unauthroized vacation buyouts secretly pushed through at state parks dept.

Los Angeles Times - California parks deparmtnet disovers $54 million

San Francisco Chronicle - State parks director resigns amid surplus scandal


FLYER - Celebration Picnic - Sunday July 15th BYOP 11am - 3:30pm

BYOP - Bring Your Own Picnic...
and your family and friends to help us Celebration the 2012 - 2013 year of Los Encinos State History Park made possible by the $150,000 Anonymous Donation.

Join 19th Century Living History characters, including the Blacksmith, storytellers, musicians, and crafts people.

From 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM we'll be filimg park visitors talking about the park, such as...
    "I Love Los Encinos because..."
    "Los Encinos is special because..."
    "I grew up in Encino and have memories of..."
    "I Love Los Encinos & have donated $$$..."
          (These clips will be complied and posted online.)

If you would like to be included on the Evite guest list, please send us an add me to the Evite email. Try to include Evite somewhere in the subject line.


SpokesDuck Contest

The contest for kids to name and / or draw a SpokesDuck for Los Encinos State Historic Park is well underway.  Entries can be turned in through June 17th.  This is generating a lot of interest in the park and the campaign to Save Los Encinos.

A sampling of entries already received are now posted on the official contest web site.


Very cute. Check it out. It is free to enter.


I ♥ Los Encinos SHP Store now open. Wear your heart on your shirt and help keep Los Encinos open

We're pleased to announce the Valentine's Day launch of the  I ♥ Los Encinos SHP Online Store.

Show your love for Los Encinos State Historic Park and look stylish at the same time. The store benefits the Los Encinos Docent Association.

Colorful Thank You Banner at Los Encinos State Historic Park

During a recent visit to Los Encinos State Historic Park, I caught a glimpse of color on the fence.  I walked outside of the park on Morrison Street and found this cheerful and adorable Thank You banner.

It is complete with silhouette drawing of two ducks.  I think the banner sums up the feelings of all of us working to Stop The Closure and Save the Park. 

Thanks to the artists who painted this and posted it.


Anonymous Donor Gifts $150,000 to Keep Los Encinos Open!

Thank you to the Anonymous Donor who made an end of year gift of $150,000 to help save Los Encinos State Historic Park.  The generosity of you and your family is greatly appreciated.  

This donation is a great example of the effect that AWARENESS about the plight of the park can have.  The donor saw a December 26, 2011 Los Angeles Times article about the threat to the park and was moved to make the donation.

As Senator Fran Pavley's District Director said at the most recent, January 6, 2012 Save Los Encinos Task Force meeting, "...we've gone from emergency to urgency."  Arrangements for funding the park need to be made for more than one year.  That's why ongoing work continues to raise awareness and funds for Los Encinos State Historic Park.

There's also been an increase of visitors to the park since that December 26th article.  You really can feel the energy that is coalescing about the park.  So keep helping get the word out about the park.  Take some time and stop by and visit the ducks and the historic buildings or just enjoy its tranquility.


Saving Los Encinos Historical Park - a California State Park - in Encino, CA

I attended a meeting under a grand oak tree at historic Los Encinos Park in Encino, Calfornia this afternoon.  California State Senator Fran Pavley organized the meeting.  Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz also attended.  Represenatives from Califonia Assemblymember, Bob Blumenfield were also on hand.  A senior staff member from Congressman Brad Sherman's office also attended and presented an American Flag that had flown over the Capitol to State Park officials to fly at Los Encinos.  State parks officials and Los Encinos docents also participated.

State budget cuts leave Los Encinos and sixty-nine other state parks schedule to close in 2012. Members of the community, local organizations, volunteers, and other stakeholders attended the meeting to hear about the park and discuss ways to keep the park open.  Los Encinos is scheduled to be closed July 2012.

I was very happy people responded well to my thought having a centralized web site about saving Los Encinos State Park will help the cause. It will help get people involved, provide community outreach, and create a place where people can find information, find out where to donate, organize, and focus their efforts to save the park.  

Here's a Beta site version.  This will be a site, a web group, social / community network, and a place where information can be exchanged.  Everyone is welcome.  Please comment; comments will be moderated (by me).

This site and its network will be more established in the next couple of weeks. I see this is as a and part of the community effort to save the park.  If you are a stakeholder and have a Los Encinos related web site please send the url and description in a comment so that information can be added to the site.  

Thanks and please join the effort and visit frequently.

Amy 'Encinos'

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