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Alameda Co. Campaign Promotes Healthier Food, Drink Choices

Alameda Co. Campaign Promotes Healthier Food, Drink Choices



2018-05-16T02:30:14+0000

Alameda Co. officials are conducting a campaign this month to make the public aware of the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages and the benefits of shopping for fresh seasonal foods at local farmer's markets. http://nbcbay.com/h5FuzEb





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Did they all get tickets? Unfortunately it is time for the National Park Service and state parks to start raising fees. I would rather pay $80 a pop and find reasonable numbers of people in the parks. If the price doubles and half the people stop coming, the parks still make what they are today. I highly doubt national parks would lose that many people so not only would it cut down on numbers, but the parks would be making more money. Yeah it would suck for people like me, but that is where budgeting comes in handy. People learn how to budget and they can afford elite costs. It took my little family over a year to save up for Yellowstone. Everything possible went wrong with the trip, but it will be a forever memory that we laugh at less than a year later. Raise the costs of the parks to balance the supply and demand. It will help "preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations." I just hope one day we can make it out there in March one year.

They need to not let so many people in the park at once! I've been there when it was busy and there was no way we could even get out of our car. The traffic was so bad it was like being in LA. It just ruins it for everyone there for it to be that crowded.

When we go to European attractions, they always charge non residents more! And, rangers need to give big fat tickets to those who break parking rules, and trespass in protected areas.

We camp in the valley at least twice a year. We had reservations to go up to Yosemite for a week in May of last year. We entered the park on a Sunday morning. The traffic was so bad, it took us “2 hours” to get from the tunnel view to Upper Pines (I’m not exaggerating). Ridiculous!!! All the way down, there were signs saying “no parking available in the valley”. Yet the cars were still pouring in. They definitely need to restrict the numbers entering the park.

We tried to get to Glacier Point yesterday and there was alot of traffic backed up the switchbacks waiting to get a parking space. We turned around and went back to the other overlook. There was also alot of cars parked along the road between the Sentinal Dome and Mono Meadows trailheads. I would like to see the NPS extend shuttlebus service to Glacier point as an alt transport. It would also be useful for hikers going up or down "4 mile" and "Panorama" trails. as well as the former mentioned.

I have to say...what the hell has happened up there? I lived in Merced about 10 years ago. I would drive up once a week just to enjoy. Parking was never an issue.

Sounds like maybe the park should only allow a certain number of vehicles in and that's it. Maybe time to start selling advanced passes.

The Park Service is decades in remiss for addressing the increasing visitation and demand on the park.

I know that just this year additional parking was created in the Merced plan, but it is far too little. A greater scale of shuttles and outside the park facilities need to be created.

Penalizing visitors that are allowed to enter the park for the simple reason of not being able to find adequate parking to get out of their cars, is simply wrong. Bordering on negligent administrative behavior.

Solve the problem, not the symptoms, please.

I have been coming to the park regularly for 30 years. This was a problem on my first visit 30 years ago, and now is a crisis.

Time to build a parking structure outside the valley! Either that or raise entry fees on overseas tourists that will visit anyways, in order to fund projects to protect Yosemite's nature.

Expand the towing departments in the park and tow them all, fine them for the towing and destruction of protected wilderness.

Yosemite is a treasure, but needs to improve it's approach to the National Parks. Such as Mt. Rushmore and Yellowstone. It's time to develop a parking garage system in non-sensitive areas. An improved transportation system beyond the park to see the Park in a Natural setting. A combination or improved parking and transportation throughout the park...The plan to develop this has not been seen to it's completion.

It's called respect, people. Follow the rules or stay home. Oh, and NO ONE cares to see your carvings all over everything. I don't care if YOU and your bf/gf/bff were there or who you 🖤. Knock it off.

The park has been beautiful this week and not super overcrowded, plenty of parking in the valley, but Glacier Point is ridiculous. You shouldn't let people drive up there. Allow shuttles only. We waited over an hour to park, there was no way to turn around and hundreds of car engines are spewing pollution while they wait! RVs taking up spots, a Yosemite bus having trouble making turns. It was an absolute nightmare. Yoy have got to do something about this issue.

I just came back from my first visit to Yosemite and found the park shuttle buses to be a Godsend. I left the rental at Half Dome Village and hopped on the bus. No worries about traffic congestion, no headaches in finding a parking space at the points of interest and no trying to find my way around the park. If the park service had bus service up to Glacier Point, I wouldnt have driven at all.

A fee increase that much will not happen . Zinke already backed off due to overwhelming public pressure. It was too high an increase. So that argument for it is now moot. Many forget or dont know that increases per each park's choice have since been made after the initial proposal So they are getting slightly more $$ now While some here can argue for a huge increase you see what the general outdoors living public does not want. I'm not gonna go back n forth here . It does nothing to debate with each other here... Raise the fines for parking illegally and other traffic offenses. Add an NPS donation line item on the tax return. Streamline the internal NPS system that deals with infrastructure conservation, preservation, and improvements . Its a red tape tar pit right now where any proposals take years to effectivelly see them completed. Theres my suggestions I've written to my congressman / senators.And you all should too insteading of preaching to your own

I feel like we went before the secret got out, mom. Gail Mathes. Of course we usually parked in our camping spot and took the buses around.

I was two times in US National Parks from France and I NEVER park outside from the parking lots, NEVER, even in Yellowstone where it’s very hard to find a place to park. I only wait ... it’s my respect ✊ for nature and Rangers job !

This chaos is nothing but parks inability to manage influx of visitors! Managing a decent parking space as the crowd is increasing during peak season is a must! Or it is not too far when ot will be disastrous for visitors and the park/employees! We have limited our visits thinking of the failed system they have created every year on year!

It hasn't helped that the park has actively been removing parking spaces, especially in the Valley. The installation of curbs has made it impossible to pull over for emergency vehicles.

Instead of banning all private autos and building more parking lots and the other drastic solutions just limit the number of cars allowed in. Yosemite used to stop cars at the gates a few years ago if the Valley was gridlocked but for some reason has stopped doing this the past few years.

We try and stay away from Yosemite in Summer lol! There are many beautiful parks in California that are less of a headache. I guess it depends if you don't mind sitting in gridlock, pressed in by Summer crowds. Defeats the purpose of getting away to the great outdoors though...

Too many people visit the parks and have absolutely no respect for them! Letting too many people in will only lead to ruining our national treasures!

Yosemite Rangers need to control the admission to the park!!! I hate going there during late spring and summer. Always overcrowded everywhere inside the park. I feel so sorry for the animals. Im sorry to say but its disgraceful.

This is what happens when there's So Many people allowed in the park- So crowded that there's no where To park.
I'm not condoning what they did but fault can be applied to the situation created by the way the park is currently run.

Protect the resource! The Organic Act allows us to preserve the park for this generation and the next. Ticketing and removing cars should be a straightforward decision. We do not need to accommodate all people all of the time. Thank you for this difficult work!

I keep telling people the place is dead on weekdays during the off season which is breathtakingly majestic. I've decided decades ago I'll never be able to visit during the summer.

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