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Dogs get more time on Laguna beaches

The Laguna Beach City Council voted Tuesday to extend hours leashed dogs are allowed on city beaches.

March 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The Laguna Beach City Council voted Tuesday to extend hours leashed dogs are allowed on city beaches.

Before Tuesday's ruling, dogs were prohibited from beaches from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer. Now, they must still be on leashes, but the new ruling allows them to run on the sand for an extra hour in the morning, until 9 a.m.

They're still banned from the beach, though, until 6 p.m. during the summer.

The change was sparked by a petition.