In this photo taken Friday, July 27, 2012, a sign reads "PARK CLOSED DUE TO BUDGET CUTS - NO TRESPASSING ALLOWED” on the chain-link fence of Hollenbeck Park in Stanton, Calif. Hollenbeck Park is ... more 
In this photo taken Friday, July 27, 2012, a sign reads "PARK CLOSED DUE TO BUDGET CUTS - NO TRESPASSING ALLOWED” on the chain-link fence of Hollenbeck Park in Stanton, Calif. Hollenbeck Park is just one casualty of the budget crisis in the Orange County city of Stanton, which warned residents earlier this year that it could face bankruptcy without an additional $1.2 million in sorely needed revenue. The city of 38,000 people tried to get residents to approve a utility tax hike in June, but the measure failed. Since then, Stanton has slashed $1.1 million from its police budget, losing five of its 24 sworn officers, and agreed to reduce its fire service level to save another $700,000. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Damian Dovarganes
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 5:11 PM EDT