The beacon is photographed at Mount Diablo State Park in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Monday, July 23, 2012. The age of the 84-year-old beacon, the harsh weather at the mountain summit, and the lack of state funds for restoration has caused it to deteriorate despite the best efforts of volunteers to keep it running. The beacon is lit every year on Pearl Harbor Day. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff)