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Rancho Palos Verdes scraps dog-beach program

A dog is seen at the beach in Rancho Palos Verdes on Monday, April 2, 2012.

April 4, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Rancho Palos Verdes City Council killed a dog-beach pilot program, citing environmental and financial concerns.

According to the Daily Breeze, the council voted against it 3-1 on Tuesday. The five-acre park was slated to be on a partially secluded stretch of coastline below the Trump National Golf Club on Ocean Trails Drive.

The program was approved in February, but the dog beach drew a lot of criticism from area residents and businesses because of the large crowds, parking and dog waste.

The Trump National Golf Club said in a statement, "A formal dog beach is something we find inconceivable for the mere fact that a golf course should not be a gateway to such a thing."