Sherrie Gibbs routinely takes her 14 year old dog Quigley out for walks in the Janin Acres subdivision in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley and is not surprised to learn that coyotes and mountain lions are roaming around her neighborhood.
Craig Mason of Los Osos hadn't heard from his brother for days when he finally received a text Wednesday. He thought his brother was fishing with friends in Baja California when he learned that Hurricane Odile had wreaked havoc in the Mexican resort.
A neighborhood in Buellton is making its own rules to allow dogs to roam free at the local park. But some fear the leash-less dogs could be a danger to their children. It also brings into question what authority home owners associations have over city and county law.
Mark Figueroa lives with his wife and son in the Valley Station Circle housing tract, a small neighborhood in Buellton with a home owners association. The HOA sent a notice to all homeowners recently that dogs will be allowed to go without a leash at the local neighborhood park beginning October 9th. The park does not have a fence.
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