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Posted on December 8 at 11:36 a.m.

Cycleboy, and everyone else who uses the Paradise Rd area: Be sure to send your comments to and tell her to stop the illegal adventure pass activities!

On Los Padres Forest Proposes Changes in Recreation Fees

Posted on December 8 at 11:25 a.m.

Don't be intimidated by the kiosk. Just tell them 'no thanks' and stop (because there is a stop sign there) and keep going.

Just because there is a for profit concessionaire keeping a percentage of fees collected from the public doesn't make it legal.

On Los Padres Forest Proposes Changes in Recreation Fees

Posted on June 20 at 7:42 p.m.

It's against the law to charge a fee solely for parking, undeveloped access (Snyder trailhead), parking in turnouts, or any area that lacks the required amenities. And if you don't use the amenities you don't pay!
The forest service thinks it can get around the law by selling off management of this public land to a for profit concessionaire (they keep 10% of adventure pass money). This area was developed long ago with taxpayers funds and shouldn't be exploited by profiteering.

If you think its wrong call the forest service number above and tell them so! And dont buy the adventure pass!

On Los Padres Lifts White Fire Closure Order

Posted on December 21 at 10:57 a.m.

The decline isn't due to fishing so much as blocked historic routes to breeding habitat, water diversion, livestock grazing, and urban development. All of these issues still remain and Steelhead are only 1 of many fish species in the Sisquoc (most of which are plentiful).

The last thing I want to see is the loss of the Steelhead, but banning all fishing is more of an activist/political move that in the end isn't going to help the Steelhead much at all.

Lets attack the real issues here and stop giving in to people who simply don't like the idea of fishing so we can restore the population of Steelhead!

On Fishing Banned on Sisquoc River

Posted on August 20 at 4:14 p.m.

Not sure who maintains the parking lots and restrooms, but the beaches in question have bathrooms that don't need much more than hosing down. Some of the restrooms are those that don't have plumbing and are virtually maintenance free, only consisting of a hole in the ground and some TP on a steel bar. Others haven't had any work done to them in years... As for the parking lots, not sure if it's the city or Caltrans who takes care of them, but I know most of them haven't needed work for a very, very long time and still are fine , though I'm sure the city can find some 'creative' excuses to spend money on them (The city seems to be very good at appearing to need more money when they want something).

We need some better solutions then always resorting to kicking the cash cow (the public) when the city doesn't spend wisely, or needs projects to justify its existence at it's current scale! EARN THE MONEY!

On Major Resistance to Beach Parking Fees

Posted on July 2 at 2:17 p.m.

Welcome Pancho!

Please follow the law with regard to recreation fees and when and where they can be collected.

Please don't lie to and mislead the public and realize that the public owns the forest and isn't to be treated like we are visiting Disneyland!

Once again, Welcome!

On Pancho Is New Head Honcho

Posted on May 23 at 7:39 p.m.

Why do you need an adventure pass when there are none of the required amenities for charging a recreation fee?? You DO NOT need an adventure pass no matter what the Forest service says! If they don't give you the access then haul their behinds to court for breaking the law.... Again!

On Los Padres Opens Popular Roads Following Seasonal Closures

Posted on October 28 at 8:12 p.m.

the county parks have no respect for the hurtting public which is getting hit from all sides. They are continue to attempt to stick it to the public by making up reasons to charge more for things they have always done in the past for a lot less. Lets face if folks they're just money hungry and are looking for ways to make a quick buck big buck all at the publics expense. This IS public land and the PUBLIC owns it and our taxes (and now fees) pay for it. For the county parks to continually rais rates on the parks and parking areas and create new fee areas is simply an example of poor money managment and flat out GREED! This is going on all levels of government now and it needs to END! The public is getting ripped off on our own land and you people who say you support getting ripped off more need to stop being so naive and get upset with county officals for taking away your outdoors and making them more expensive for no good reason!

Ohh... and by the way, the fact that there is even a private concessionaire selling cabin rentals on public land is a gross example of this GREED run amuck!

This IS PUBLIC LAND, yet the county seems to think it's theirs to turn a profit on. OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE!

On Kick-Out for Cachuma Cabin Concessionaire

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