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Some Don’t Like Tahoe Park Name Change

The name of a popular state park on Lake Tahoe´s west shore has been changed, and some residents are unhappy about it.

Earlier this month, Governor Gray Davis signed legislation renaming Sugar Pine Point State Park after late Assemblyman Ed Z´berg, a Sacramento Democrat who fought to protect Tahoe.

The park now will be known as Ed Z´berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.

Park neighbor Suzanne Buswell says she´s upset because the name change was inserted in a public resource bill without notice after the state Parks Commission voted against the change in April.

She maintains parks should be named after geographic places instead of politicians. The name change was added to the bill by Senate leader John Burton, who sought to recognize Z´berg for his support of parks.


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