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Stop the demolition!

California lawmakers are bulldozing ahead with a costly plan to demolish the East Annex, block public access to the West Steps, and destroy Capitol Park.


Preserve our right to assemble on the West Steps and to exercise our constitutional freedoms.

Now is not the time to burden taxpayers with a $1.4 billion debt for the next 30 years. It’s time to increase public safety and rehabilitate the historic East Annex, not demolish and replace it.


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December 1, 2021

A Tree From Every Nation on Earth: California's Capitol Park Trees Under Threat

By Paula Peper
American Society of Consulting Arborists

"When most people think of state capi­tols, they think legislation, legislators, and governors, not trees and parks. From its beginnings in the 1860s, plans for the California State Capitol in Sacramento were different."

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April 14, 2023

After a lawsuit, here’s how to comment on proposed changes to the California state Capitol

By Nicole Nixon
Capital Public Radio

“I don't think the glass is compatible, period,” he said. “It's easy to make a modern building compatible with a historic building.”

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April 13, 2023

She Saved My Life

By Paula Jan Peper
Women in Natural Resources

"As I fought to keep him from plunging towards the trees and boulders at meadow's edge, fought to keep from being catapulted over his head, his legs suddenly slipped out from under him and both of us lost the precarious balance we’d had."

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Stop the Blockade of the West Steps and Plaza

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Save Our Capitol!

Save Our Capitol! is working to preserve the historic Capitol and its surrounding Park, including hundreds of irreplaceable trees. Alternatives exist to make the Annex safe without spending more than $1.2 billion to excavate the West Steps, build a new parking garage, and demolish-and-rebuild the Annex, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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