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Santa Monica approves trial run of leash-free dog beach

The Santa Monica City Council approved a plan Wednesday to test a leash-free dog zone on the beach.

October 26, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Santa Monica City Council approved a plan Wednesday to test a leash-free dog zone on the beach.

In order to officially become a legal, leash-free dog beach, The California State Parks Agency must approve the beach.

The agency owns Santa Monica State Beach and has banned dogs in the past due to concerns over saftey, health and water quality.

California code does not currently allow unleashed dogs on state beaches. Rosie's Dog Beach, which spans three acres in Long Beach, is the only legal free-roam dog beach in Los Angeles County.

City News Service contributed to this story


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