California is so broke, it's closing 219 state parks. But wait, a nonprofit group best-known for its in-your-face advertising has offered to ride to the rescue, money in hand, to save one of them. PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, says it will pay to keep Pescadero State Beach open. There is a caveat, however: Pescadero, which means "the place to fish," must change its name to "Sea Kitten State Beach." The new name would "evoke the same sympathy for fish that people feel for cats and dogs," a PETA spokesperson told the San Francisco Chronicle.

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