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Golden Gate National Recreation Area Proposes New Dog Rules; Let the Debate Begin

September 6, 2013 | 6:13 pm

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Proposes New Dog Rules; Let the Debate Begin

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Officials release new draft rules for dogs in the sprawling park. Controversy is almost sure to follow.

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May 7, 2013 | 1:24 pm

Checking Out Pug Sunday at Alta Plaza Park in San Francisco

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by Gina Scialabba Pugs have a passionate, cultlike following. And if you don’t believe it, you’ve never been to Pug Sunday, a once-a-month gathering of owners and their wrinkly breed. It’s a time to socialize, nosh and sniff (not the owners, the dogs). These little critters get together and run wild right around 2:30 p.m. […]

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Interview: Eyewitness to Dog-Walking Taser Incident at GGNRA

February 1, 2012 | 4:28 pm

Interview: Eyewitness to Dog-Walking Taser Incident at GGNRA

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You following this one? From the Chronicle yesterday: A Montara man walking two lapdogs off leash was hit with an electric-shock gun by a National Park Service ranger after allegedly giving a false name and trying to walk away, authorities said Monday. The park ranger encountered Gary Hesterberg with his two small dogs Sunday afternoon […]

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Jerry Brown’s Doggie Sutter is All Over the Web

December 19, 2011 | 12:03 pm

Jerry Brown’s Doggie Sutter is All Over the Web

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I’m not suggesting it, but here’s something some enterprising and cranky Republican legislator might attempt to make some hay over: Just how much is it costing the state to maintain the web presence of Sutter Brown, the governor’s dog? The Sacramento Bee breaks the story that the official bio of Jerry Brown’s pooch is now […]

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April 26, 2011 | 2:15 pm

SF Board of Supervisors Vote to Oppose GGNRA Dog Policy

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Update 2:42 p.m. The motion passes 10-1, with Supervisor Sean Elsbrnd — who just lost the canine vote — the lone holdout. It should be noted, as is sometimes the case when writing about San Francisco board actions, that the supervisors have no jurisdiction over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which is run by […]

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GGNRA Public Meeting No. 2: The Dog-Leash Dogfight Continues

March 8, 2011 | 2:51 pm

GGNRA Public Meeting No. 2: The Dog-Leash Dogfight Continues

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Yesterday, Golden Gate National Recreation Area held a second of four public meetings to discuss its draft proposal on expanding leash-only areas for dogs within the U.S. National Recreation Area. And as at the first meeting in Marin, pro-dog protesters were out in force. KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm has a report:

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Bay Area Responds to GGNRA Dog-Leash Proposal

January 17, 2011 | 5:13 pm

Bay Area Responds to GGNRA Dog-Leash Proposal

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Today’s Forum on KQED focused on proposed changes to leash laws within Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The possible rule changes were released Friday as part of an Environmental Impact Report, which is open for public comment for 90 days. The folks at GGNRA may need at least that much time to wade through […]

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GGNRA Dog-Walking Proposal: View Maps and Public Hearing Schedule, Send a Public Comment

January 14, 2011 | 11:07 am

GGNRA Dog-Walking Proposal: View Maps and Public Hearing Schedule, Send a Public Comment

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Today marks the beginning of the 90-day public comment period related to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s Draft Dog Management Plan. The full draft plan is now available on the web. The introduction, by Frank Dean, General Superintendent of the GGNRA, lays out the purpose of and reasons behind the proposal: The purpose of […]

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Morning Splash: New Dog Restrictions in GGNRA Proposal, Oakland to Study Gang Injunctions

January 13, 2011 | 7:58 am

Morning Splash: New Dog Restrictions in GGNRA Proposal, Oakland to Study Gang Injunctions

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Federal plan would ban, leash dogs in many parks (SF Chronicle) Dog owners in the Bay Area will get their chance Friday to chew over a voluminous management plan for man’s best friend on Golden Gate National Recreation Area land – a proposal that would require dogs to be leashed in many areas where they […]

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