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    City Council votes to regulate scooters – focus on slower speeds, more rider education and public safety
    by DAVE SCHWAB
    Apr 24, 2019 | 8164 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Scooters are lined up in a parking lot as scooter riders head south on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard on Saturday, April 20.   THOMAS MELVILLE / PENINSULA BEACON
    Scooters are lined up in a parking lot as scooter riders head south on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard on Saturday, April 20. THOMAS MELVILLE / PENINSULA BEACON
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    Days before the full council hearing on new scooter regulations, a well-attended public protest sponsored by Mission Beach Town Council was held on Mission Beach boardwalk. / Photo by Dave Schwab
    Days before the full council hearing on new scooter regulations, a well-attended public protest sponsored by Mission Beach Town Council was held on Mission Beach boardwalk. / Photo by Dave Schwab
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    The City Council voted unanimously in favor of new regulations for electric scooters and other shared-mobility devices instituting fees for operators, decreasing allowed speeds and designating where they can park. Regulations the City Council approved April 23 decrease the allowable speed of dockless scooters from 15 to 8 mph in high-traffic areas with the use of geofencing technology to limit speeds. Scooters are to be banned from parking near hospitals, schools, boardwalks and near Petco Park. Greg Block, of the mayor’s office, testified scooters and similar devices are to be regulated in six ways: by being permitted, limiting their speeds, paying fees, parking in designated “corrals,” indemnifying the City against liability and sharing data.  Key components of the regulations include: ·Speed limits: In specific geofenced areas, operators will slow scooters to 8 mph. Three of the geofenced areas are pedestrian-only and operators will slow scooters to 3 mph with a push message notifying riders to leave that area. ·Geofencing will be in effect for beach-area boardwalks, Balboa Park, NTC Park, Mission Bay Park, Petco Park and the pedestrian-only locations, including North/South Embarcadero, MLK Jr. Promenade, and La Piazza della Famiglia. ·Staging: Operators will no longer be able to stage scooters and e-bikes on sidewalks in downtown. The City has identified – and is currently installing – 330 on-street dockless parking corrals throughout downtown where staging is allowed. ·In the beach areas, operators are only permitted to stage in groups of up to four, with 40 feet in between each group. The City will identify corral locations in the beach areas and, once installed, will require their use.The City also will conduct an evaluation of locations throughout San Diego where designated parking corrals would be beneficial and, working with the City Council and communities, install more. ·Rider parking: Operators will prohibit riders from ending a ride in specific geofenced areas, including beach area boardwalks. ·Education: Consistent messages about local and state laws in smartphone applications will be required. As will on-device labeling about age requirements and how riding on the sidewalk is illegal. ·Per device fee: A per device fee of $150 annually will be assessed. A reduction of $15 per device will be offered for operators offering a qualified equity program. ·Equity programs may include discounts, equitable distribution, credit-card free unlock or mobile-device free unlock. ·Data sharing: A variety of data will be shared about ridership, parking, paths of travel and more to assist the City in transportation planning, Climate Action Plan reporting and enforcement. ·Indemnification/insurance: Operators will be required to indemnify the City from liability and to hold a $2 million per occurrence, $4 million aggregate and $4 million umbrella insurance policy. ·Performance bond: Each operator will be required to pay a “Safety Deposit” – $65 for each device in fleet – to be held in the event the company leaves the market without its devices.  The ordinance will charge dockless companies an annual $150 per-device fee. The City noted that should act as a de facto cap on scooter numbers. “The sheer number of children on scooters is alarming, is this child endangerment?,” asked Mission Beach restaurateur Sara Mattinson asked councilmembers. “We have been taken over by scooters,” claimed Eve Anderson of Pacific Beach, arguing six scooter companies now is too many. “Is it us or them?” asked Matt Gardner, a brick-and-mortar vehicle rental owner and Mission Beach Town Council president, whose business is being hurt by scooter competition. Bicycling advocate Andy Hanshaw said his number one message is, “We need to build out our bike infrastructure and separate bikes, and now scooters (from cars) to allow riders the choice to be off the sidewalk.” Scooter representatives testified they mostly favored regulation, while imploring the City to include them in working out the details. “Public safety is the number one responsibility of local government,” said Council president pro tem Barbara Bry. “Other cities have been much more proactive than we’ve been.” Bry requested an amendment to the ordinance banning dockless on boardwalks, but was told it would have to be dealt with later because it wasn’t noticed. “If we could do a rewind, I would have banned this entire thing from the city from the start without regulation,” said District 2 Councilmember Dr. Jen Campbell. “We need to think ahead. Now we have to move forward. It is way past time that we pass regulations. These devices are a threat to our public health for riders and walkers, and I support banning them from boardwalks and sidewalks.” Days before the full council hearing on new scooter regulations, a well-attended public protest sponsored by Mission Beach Town Council was held on Mission Beach boardwalk. Ralliers chanted “safety not scooters” while railing against unregulated dockless vehicles. “We don’t feel it is safe just to go for a bike ride or walk our dogs,” said MBTC vice president Greg Knight. “This doesn’t just affect Mission Beach but every community in San Diego. Motorized vehicles and pedestrians simply don’t mix. We can’t take it anymore.” Jonathan Freeman, a downtown ADA activist, spoke of solidarity citywide concerning scooters. “We have exactly the same problems: It’s no longer safe for people to walk on a sidewalk or boardwalk,” said Freeman. … No motorized vehicles should ever be traveling on them. People here are seeing their communities destroyed by people willfully disregarding their safety. This must not continue.” Electric scooters and bikes are prohibited from riding on city sidewalks. “We got shut down last year 6-3 (City Council vote) on a (boardwalk scooter) ban request,” noted MBTC vice president Klaus Mendenhall. “How is it the City is allowing companies to use our public sidewalks for profit without paying fees?” “We are assisting people who’ve been injured or hurt in scooter accidents,” said attorney Mike O’Neill, who’s filed lawsuits against the City representing injured scooter riders. “The only way to get our City’s attention is to hit them in the pocketbook.”
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    Three new temporary art projects chosen for Liberty Station
    Apr 21, 2019 | 10610 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Miki Iwasaki's Facetime: This installation will contain three sculptures incorporating steel and wooden bench elements, representing the universal, primal need for shelter and spaces for face-to-face conversation.
    Miki Iwasaki's Facetime: This installation will contain three sculptures incorporating steel and wooden bench elements, representing the universal, primal need for shelter and spaces for face-to-face conversation.
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    Jason Xavier Lane, Tessellation #1: This sculpture is influenced by craft and design in the San Diego region, past and present.
    Jason Xavier Lane, Tessellation #1: This sculpture is influenced by craft and design in the San Diego region, past and present.
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    Michelle Montjoy, A Dime to Call Home: A collection of sea bags cast in cement, revealing bits of soft clothing and “arms” knitted from nautical rope reaching up from each bag, this installation represents the transformations new recruits experience upon entering the military and its contrasts to home life.
    Michelle Montjoy, A Dime to Call Home: A collection of sea bags cast in cement, revealing bits of soft clothing and “arms” knitted from nautical rope reaching up from each bag, this installation represents the transformations new recruits experience upon entering the military and its contrasts to home life.
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    The NTC Foundation, which oversees the development and operation of 26 buildings at Arts District Liberty Station, has selected three new temporary art projects as part of a rotating public art program titled Installations at the Station. Featured San Diego artists will be Miki Iwasaki, Jason Xavier Lane and Michelle Montjoy. These widely diverse, site-specific outdoor art installations will add to the character of the historic 100-acre former Naval Training Center site as a thriving arts and culture destination for the community. “This new round of Installations at the Station brings opportunities to commission area artists to further transform the former Navy campus with unique and creative artworks infused with elements of the Navy’s rich history. Each project will have a community engagement element, and we invite the public to get involved with these outdoor works of art by participating in special related programming and activities or by simply wandering past to take a photo,” explained Alan Ziter, NTC Foundation executive director. The 36 submitted proposals were reviewed by the Art in Public Places Committee, who considered whether the project incorporated innovation and community engagement, showcased the history of San Diego, enhanced the dignity of the site, and added to the creative hub of the Arts District. In addition, the panel looked at authenticity, creativity, budget and the artist’s experience. “I was impressed by the caliber of artists who responded to our request for submissions. I applaud the committee for their thoughtful discussion and hard work. Each work reflects the artist’s strong artistic skill and hints at San Diego’s history,” said Vicki Reed, chair of the Art in Public Places Committee. Installations will be on display for at least one year. The NTC Foundation is excited to commission these three projects, two of which (by Jason Lane and Miki Iwasaki) will be created in collaboration with the Mingei International Museum, which has a temporary home at the Arts District while their Balboa Park location is being renovated. 1 ARTIST: Miki Iwasaki, San Diego. INSTALLATION NAME: Facetime. BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This installation will contain three sculptures incorporating steel and wooden bench elements, representing the universal, primal need for shelter and spaces for face-to-face conversation. An artist reception, open to the public, will showcase the connection between small-scale model making and large-scale architecture and construction. LOCATION: Sybil Stockdale Rose Garden outside Dick Laub NTC Command Center, between Building 200 and Building 201, near Shop Mingei and Café Mingei. UNVEILING: Aug. 10. Iwasaki’s childhood obsession with making and building objects eventually led him to pursue a career in architecture. His experience includes work in New York, Los Angeles and San Diego, and spans a variety of project types, including residential, office, restaurant, retail and gallery work. Throughout his academic and early professional years, Iwasaki remained dedicated to his own art projects and furniture designs. Iwasaki’s interests and skills constantly expand in the fields of architecture, art and design as he pushes himself to explore new materials, methods and projects. Iwasaki is currently adjunct faculty at Woodbury University San Diego, School of Architecture, and he runs a design and fabrication studio in Barrio Logan. He has completed numerous permanent national public art installations, and his work has been featured in local, national and international press publications. “The opportunities for congregation and socialization around the installation will activate the surrounding space, furthering the Arts District as a connection point which forges creative interaction among locals and visitors,” Iwasaki said. ARTIST: Jason Xavier Lane, San Diego. INSTALLATION NAME: Tessellation #1. BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This sculpture is influenced by craft and design in the San Diego region, past and present. A sculptural monolith clad in three-dimensional, hand-cast concrete tiles will be set beneath two existing magnolia trees. A bench of hand-hewn timber will be inset within the sculpture to reflect Liberty Station’s original 1920s grand post-and-beam roof construction and the legacy of naval shipbuilding. An artist reception highlighting Tessellation #1 will be open to the public. LOCATION: Sybil Stockdale Rose Garden outside Dick Laub NTC Command Center, between Building 200 and Building 201, near Shop Mingei and Café Mingei. UNVEILING: Sept.6. Lane is a designer, craftsman, partner in the award-winning design team Bells & Whistles, and principal of JXL Studio. The son of two artist/draftspersons, Lane was studying philosophy when he left school to become a founding member of the experimental-aktionist group ADRV. He transitioned from being a touring performer and began to immerse himself in the world of design and the craft of woodworking. He went on to produce custom furniture, architectural elements and stage props for a select clientele, most notably Dita von Tesse. This led to the development of a fruitful collaboration producing many award-winning and published hand-made interiors. In his most recent venture, JXL studio, he has created a hands- on atelier dedicated to designing and building sculptural objects and interiors in the applied art tradition, inspired by subtle forms of modern architecture and the cinematic visuals of masters like Kubrick and Fellini. “I look forward to the opportunity to create something that has never existed for the public to discover, contemplate, and hopefully enjoy – and also to experience the ways in which it will patina from time, use, and nature,” Lane said. ARTIST: Michelle Montjoy, Oceanside. INSTALLATION NAME: A Dime to Call Home. BRIEF DESCRIPTION: A collection of sea bags cast in cement, revealing bits of soft clothing and “arms” knitted from nautical rope reaching up from each bag, this installation represents the transformations new recruits experience upon entering the military and its contrasts to home life. The artist would like to add a public engagement element to the installation by knitting on tabletop looms or casting a small time capsule of sea bags with school groups. LOCATION: Archways along the North Promenade. UNVEILING: Oct. 4. As an artist and art teacher in San Diego County for more than 20 years, Montjoy has had solo shows at the Oceanside Museum of Art and Athenaeum Arts and Music Library, and she was an artist-in-residence at Art Produce Gallery. A recent Creative Catalyst Grant recipient, she will also have work on display at MCASD Downtown beginning this June. At a recent installation at the San Diego Airport, she created intricately knitted sculptural environments from graphic t- shirts, using large tabletop looms reminiscent of those used for traditional knitting projects. “I see my installation at Liberty Station as a conversation about the shifts of identity, location, and routine a recruit encounters when they enter the military, and the connection they have to their family, home, and previous life,” Montjoy said. The program is overseen by the NTC Foundation’s Art in Public Places Committee, dedicated to placing and commissioning significant and engaging visual art in ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station to attract visitors, engage artists, create a sense of place and provide insight into the historical and cultural essence of the site. To learn more about the Foundation’s Installations at the Station program, visit ntcfoundation.org/art-in-public-places/.
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    Merchants Association discusses Concours d’Elegance weekend, Enjoya La Jolla
    by DAVE SCHWAB
    Apr 19, 2019 | 19877 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Young women hang out in a 1929 Packard 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton at Concours d’Elegance, which featured more than 100 classic and exotic cars on Scripps Park lawn last weekend. / THOMAS MELVILLE / VILLAGE NEWS
    Young women hang out in a 1929 Packard 645 Dual Cowl Phaeton at Concours d’Elegance, which featured more than 100 classic and exotic cars on Scripps Park lawn last weekend. / THOMAS MELVILLE / VILLAGE NEWS
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    In April, while preparing for Concours d’Elegance weekend, La Jolla Village Merchants Association vetted ways to capitalize on the signature special event. Merchants also re-introduced Enjoya La Jolla, a new monthly Saturday twilight promotional event debuting in May.  The 15th annual Concours d’Elegance that featured more than 100 classic and exotic cars on Scripps Park lawn April 14-16 headlined discussion at the LJVMA’s April 10 meeting. “This event is hugely important for everyone,” noted LJVMA president Brett Murphy.  Executive director Jodi Rudick said an LJVMA program, Break in the Village, was being held in conjunction with the Concours to promote the Village. “We had 80 merchants signed up to engage in the event, and each of them committed to doing something special in their stores with free refreshments, special discounts, gifts, etc.,” she said. “There are nine places throughout the Village where there’s going to be music happening, along with merchant outreach doing LJVMA-branded balloons and bags.” Following the Concours, LJVMA president Brett Murphy said: “The event, the weekend, and the week were extremely successful for all involved. I was amazed at the participation from our merchants and the turnout at the Concours d’Elegance. It was a huge success.” Added Murphy: “I truly believe it will be an incredible jump-off point for the upcoming Enjoya La Jolla event in May. We have gone to an aggressive offensive approach through advertising, marketing and, most importantly, relationship building to provide tremendous value for our merchants. This past weekend was a first-hand look at what can be done when we work together as a positive and cohesive unit.” Enjoya La Jolla sunset sip, shop and stroll events will be held on second Saturdays. The inaugural event will take place May 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. throughout the Village. Like its precursor, La Jolla Nights, a quarterly celebration of Prospect Street's arts, eats and and shops held in 2015-16, Enjoya La Jolla visitors will receive a “passport” from participating merchants. That passport will grant guests special offers, refreshments and contests. Completed passports will be returned and entered into a contest to win a La Jolla weekend package. Enjoya La Jolla will include street performers entertaining, as well as free parking courtesy of Ace Parking at 888 Prospect St. In other action • LJVMA board member Robert Mackey of La Jolla Golf Carts volunteered to replace Aaron Goulding as the merchant board’s representative on the Traffic and Transportation Subcommittee of the La Jolla Community Planning Association. • Council staffer Mauricio Medina noted District 1 Councilwoman Barbara Bry is hosting a budget town hall Saturday, May 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at La Jolla Village Square Community Room, 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive. RSVP required to BarbaraBry@sandiego.gov.  • Pointing out “not more than 10 percent” of a business improvement district’s annual budget can be carried over to the next year, Rudick in her financial report noted LJVMA is in good shape. “We have a lot of budget to work with,” she said.
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    Unique Airbnb Experience lets you be a mermaid for a day in La Jolla
    by EMILY BLACKWOOD
    Apr 17, 2019 | 6451 views | 3 3 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    How would you like to be a mermaid for a day?  
    How would you like to be a mermaid for a day?  
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    Shannon Subers hosts an Airbnb Experience conducting mermaid photoshoots in La Jolla. / Photos Courtesy of Shannon Subers
    Shannon Subers hosts an Airbnb Experience conducting mermaid photoshoots in La Jolla. / Photos Courtesy of Shannon Subers
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    Shannon Subers always dreamed of being a mermaid.  Like most kids who grew up on classic Disney movies, her fantasy started with Ariel and “The Little Mermaid.” But living in Pennsylvania made it a little difficult to get in the ocean and see if she grew a tail. Now a 23-year-old graduate student and education specialist for San Diego Coastkeeper, she has found a way to make her childhood dream a reality not only for herself but for other people as well. Subers hosts an Airbnb Experience giving out full mermaid-makeovers (tails included) and photoshoots at La Jolla Shores Park guaranteed to make you feel like you're in Disney movie. While it's an idea she’s always had swimming around in her head, it wasn’t until she graduated college and learned about Airbnb’s new Experiences program before the ball really started rolling.  “I almost didn’t apply because I thought they were going to think I was crazy,” she said, looking back. But she made the leap and was one of the 30 people selected out of the 2,000 that applied. More San Diego experiences have been added since, but Subers’ “Play mermaid for the day” was a part of the first cohort. When she was first selected, she had one tail, one top, and no camera. She set out on expanded her tools and inventory with the “no money she had from college,” and started shooting. It was a slow build at first but now she’s almost always immediately booked for any days she marks available through the app. After a date is decided, Subers meets her participants at La Jolla Shores Park – or somewhere else if it’s overly crowded – and takes them to her spot on the beach where all the mermaid accessories you could ever want are laid out to choose from. Once the makeover is complete, she’ll walk you down to the water’s edge and help you get into your tail, which is where you’ll stay during the majority of the photo shoot because “you can’t walk, and your range of motion is pretty limited.” And with the photo shoot taking place at sunset, Subers says the lighting is always good.  While some people are more “into it” then others, once she starts shooting, she says everyone tends to forget any insecurities they may have previously had and starts enjoying themselves. “I really try to make people feel as comfortable as possible, because essentially, it’s a glorified bikini shoot,” Subers joked. “One of the most gratifying parts has been seeing people forget about their insecurities for a bit."  Watching people have fun with it is especially gratifying for Subers because she’s been there.  “I used to never feel comfortable in a bikini in public until I started doing this,” she said. “Because I realized that when you’re a mermaid, kids don’t care. They don’t care if you have a tummy or what size you are or anything like that. You’re a mermaid, and they're obsessed because you’re a mermaid. That’s really empowering.”  Subers’ photoshoots typically last about 90 minutes for 1-3 people (though she can sometimes accommodate larger groups) and cost $85 per person, with the ability to upgrade to a professional-grade tale for $105 per person. The experience includes mermaid attire to use for the shoot and 10-15 edited photos.  For more information about Subers’ mermaid experience, visit airbnb.com/experiences and search for Play mermaid for the day in San Diego.
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    Chris Brewster
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    April 17, 2019
    Permits are required to conduct business in city parks, including beaches. Were that not the case, the areas noted would be inundated with entrepreneurs of all ilk. Rather than promoting this business, which may well be unlawful, SD News should be looking into the requirements to conduct business in city parks and reporting it. If the business has requisite permits, SD News should be reporting that.
    Kris E
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    April 18, 2019
    You don't need a permit to have a small, non-commercial photo shoot on an SD beach. What she's doing is similar to an engagement photo shoot or taking family portraits. You were one quick google away from not having to leave a negative comment on a story about someone doing a creative and interesting thing.

    http://www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/shop/PermitsandFees.html#Film

    https://www.sandiego.gov/sites/default/files/filming_production_guide.pdf

    Chris Brewster
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    April 19, 2019
    In reply to Kris E: The first link provided is to San Diego County Parks. This business is intended to take place in San Diego City Parks. I would agree with Kris E that you don't need a permit to have a small, non-commercial photo shoot on a San Diego beach. However, this business is clearly a commercial enterprise.

    Here's what the Municipal Code states: "It is unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to attempt to carry on or to carry on any commercial operation, to rent or sell merchandise of any kind, or to beach or moor any vessel for the purpose of displaying it for rental or sale, in any beach area, as defined in Section 63.20, including Mission Bay Park, unless licensed or otherwise specifically permitted to do so by the Director. This is specifically intended to include a commercial operation which involves delivering merchandise, a rental item, or a service to a beach area whether or not a financial transaction takes place within the beach area."
    The curious case of Noodle, a dognapping, and a social media storm
    by DAVE SCHWAB
    Apr 16, 2019 | 7297 views | 1 1 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Noodle is now back home safe in Pacific Beach. His Instagram account is @liondoodlenoodle. / Photo from Noodle's Facebook
    Noodle is now back home safe in Pacific Beach. His Instagram account is @liondoodlenoodle. / Photo from Noodle's Facebook
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    What is known is that a 2-year-old Goldendoodle named Noodle was allegedly “dognapped” from a Pacific Beach home in mid-day before being returned four days later. The mysterious incident occurred Wednesday, April 10 shortly after noon. The incident was captured on the homeowner’s Ring security camera. Video showed a long-haired, somewhat heavy-set bearded man going through the unlocked front door, taking Noodle, then walking out with him while the homeowner was temporarily away. What’s missing – and perplexing – is the back story to exactly how it all happened, and why. Also, subsequent social-media postings about Noodle’s alleged kidnapping netted oodles of responses on Instagram, and on Noodles’ and Social Pacific Beach Facebook pages. Even several “Free Noodle” memes were trending on local social media. On Monday, April 15, Noodle’s “dad,” Kevin Cho, told Beach & Bay Press, “I got him back yesterday evening.” In a CBS News 8 interview, Cho said Noodle had been recovered from Grants Pass, Ore. Cho said his initial thought on finding Noodle gone was that “it was an April Fool’s joke by one of my friends.” During the CBS News 8 interview, Cho said, after witnessing his security-camera footage, that he knew who stole his dog. “I called him repeatedly,” said Cho, adding, “I have no idea why he did it. This is baffling to me.” Cho filed a police report. A friend of his then reached out to social media for help, posting on Next Door: “My friend’s dog was stolen yesterday and we need help finding the man who stole him. Pleeaassse help us if you can!” CBS News 8 reported that social media posts about Noodle had been viewed “hundreds of times,” and that the video footage Cho released showing Noodle being taken was viewed “tens of thousands of times.” Noodle has been described as a Pacific Beach “fixture.” The dog has his own Instagram account (@liondoodlenoodle) with more than 11,600 followers. The Goldendoodle is a cross-breed dog obtained by breeding a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. The name, which alters “poodle” to “doodle,” was coined in 1992. Golden retrievers are considered a great family dog, which is why they have been used to cross breed with poodles. The Goldendoodle is referred to as a designer dog, a term tracing its origin to the late 20th century when breeders began to cross purebred Poodles with other purebred breeds in hopes of obtaining a dog with the Poodle's non-shedding coat, (though there is no guarantee they will inherit the coat of the poodle), along with various desirable characteristics from other breeds. Cho told CBS News 8 he had no immediate plans for filing charges against the man who allegedly took his dog.
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    Kendra Kay
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    April 17, 2019
    This story deserves no publication. Who took the dog. Why was the dog taken? Why no prosecution? Will this person steal others dogs?

    What is all a scam just to get media attention? If so, it worked.

    If the whole story can be told. Don't tell it!
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