Capitol Alert

You could visit a California state park for half price on this day every year

Beginning next year, you may be able to celebrate California’s entry into the United States by visiting a state park for half the price.

Assembly Bill 1358, now awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature, would annually provide a 50 percent discount on entrance fees for the 280 units of state park system on Sept. 9, or California Admission Day, when the Golden State officially joined the union.

Alexei Koseff: 916-321-5236, @akoseff