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Dogs win extra time on Balboa Peninsula beaches

November 14, 2010 |  7:17 pm

The Newport Beach City Council has amended an ordinance to give dog owners 90 extra minutes to walk their dogs on the Balboa Peninsula.

Now, dogs are only banned from the sandy stretches between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., instead of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ordinance immediately took effect, city officials said.

The change in hours was fashioned to give dog owners more daylight in which they could take their dogs for walks, coming on the heels of turning the clocks back last week.

Some senior citizens had expressed reservations of walking their dogs alone after dark, a concern that the council took into consideration.

Read the full story here.

--Tom Ragan, Times Community News.