California Government Code, Section 14667(a)

14667. With the approval of the state agency concerned, the director may quitclaim in the name of the state, the right, title and interest of the state in and to easements and rights-of-way owned by the state, other than those acquired for highway purposes, which he determines are no longer needed for state purposes.

(a) Unless the conveyance of the easement or right-of-way is made to the federal government, or an agency thereof, or to a county, city, district, or other local governmental agency of this state, the director shall comply with the provisions of this subdivision. Prior to the disposition of any easement or right-of-way owned by the state pursuant to this section, notice thereof shall be published pursuant to Section 6061 of the Government Code in a newspaper published in the county in which the easement or right-of-way is situated, and if there is no newspaper published in such county, notice shall be published in a newspaper published in an adjoining county and shall be posted in at least three public places in the county in which the easement or right-of-way is situated, including one posting on the real property in which the easement or right-of-way is located.

(b) If the easement or right-of-way was acquired by the state for a price approximating its market value at the time of acquisition, the director, when he disposes of such easement or right-of-way shall make a reasonable effort to obtain as the price for the sale thereof an amount approximately equivalent to the current market value at the time of such disposition.

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=gov&group=14001-15000&file=14660-14684.1 

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