I hope you will indulge me this one bit of hyper-local news. Henry Coe is a great (and huge!) state park, here in the Bay Area, and it happens to be right outside our front door.
Henry W. Coe State Park, a sprawling expanse of oak trees and rolling green grasslands on Silicon Valley’s southern edges, will not close after all. The 87,000-acre park east of Morgan Hill was included by Gov. Jerry Brown on a list of 70 state parks slated to close next July as a way to help balance the state budget. But on Friday, state parks officials confirmed an agreement had been reached with a nonprofit group to keep the park open for at least three more years.
— Mercury News