LOOLA (Live Oak Off Leash Advocates) is a collective of local Live Oak community dog owners who support an off leash initiative for the 20th avenue beach area. LOOLA is an informational site to organize the community for upcoming events and provide current status as information is available regarding this initiative.
What we are asking from Santa Cruz County:
Live Oak community dog owners are asking Santa Cruz County for off leash hours to be established on the 20th Avenue beach area. The petition has defined these hours to be from sunrise to 10:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. to sunset at Live Oak Beach (from 20th Avenue to Moran Lake Beach) in Santa Cruz California.
This is our chance to ask the County to legalize an activity on the beach that we have had for the past 20 years!
Here are some ways you can help and support LOOLA with this community issue:
- Sign the online ‘Pippin’s Petition’.
- Join one of the LOOLA Links groups to receive notifications on upcoming events and current status information.
- Download the “Pippin’s Petition’ form, print and help collect signatures in your local area. The more signatures included in the final proposal to the county, the greater the voice.
- Download & print the LOOLA information cards to pass along to other dog owners to promote the petition.
With your help and voice, the community can have a managed beach area for everyone to enjoy.
LOOLA thanks you for your support
Save the Date:
Santa Cruz Spring Dog Festival: May 19, 2013
Our LOOLA booth at Santa Cruz Spring Dog Festival was a hit-our LOOLA volunteers gathered over 300 signatures!
Want to meet members of LOOLA? Then come and meet our LOOLA volunteers at the Spring Dog Festival in Santa Cruz this Sunday.
Spring Dog Festival
Sunday May 19, 2013, 9AM to 2PM
Passport to a world of doggie fun!
Hope to see you there,
Save the Date:
LOOLA and SOS Adopt-a-Beach Clean-Up: June 1, 2013
WHAT: LOOLA (Live Oak Off Leash Advocates) Adopt-a-Beach clean-up
WHERE: 20th Ave/Corcoran Lagoon Beach, Live Oak, Santa Cruz. Sign in at the 20th Ave beach Entrance
WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 10-am until Noon.
WHAT TO BRING: water and sun block. Save our Shores will provide bags and gloves. Will will bring 4 pair of trash grabbers.
TAKE ACTION: Unleash Your Bark
Write, Send Your Off-Leash Advocate Letter(s) to the Parks & Recreation Commissioners
Send copies to the Board of Supervisors
Mail ALL Letter(s) – Let’s Pack Their Mailboxes!!
ACTION 1: Write your letter – make it easy: write 1 letter with the 5 commissioner’s names on it. Do sign your letter including your address.
To: Commissioner *Mariah Roberts – District 1, Commissioner Kate Minott – District 2, Commissioner Jim Lang - District 3, Commissioner Steve Bennett – District 4, Commissioner Dave Mercer -District 5
*note: Mariah Roberts is NEWest member – began 4/2103
Dear Commissioners: (suggestions for letters: Introduce yourself. Tell YOUR story – who you are. Tell why taking your dog to the beach is important. Tell what this culture and community means to you and that/why you feel LOOLA’s off-leash proposal(s) is reasonable and fair to everyone. (No discussing the opposition’s arguments against us, ACS, etc…).
ACTION 2: Send a copy of this letter to each Parks & Recreation Commissioner (5 letters) at their office:
Co. Santa Cruz Parks, Open Spaces & Cultural Services
979 17th Avenue Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Your action in support of off-leash is extremely important > if you can’t send letters of course, email.
ACTION 3: Send a copy of your Parks & Recreation Commissioners letter to each member of the Board of Supervisors (5 letters). Send it to their office at 701 Ocean Street – Rm 500, Santa Cruz, CA 95060. The Board of Supervisors will also vote on this issue.
· John Leopold – District 1 (John oversees Live Oak Beaches: on your letter add a note asking for him to ADVOCATE for off-leash dog beaches!!)
· Zach Friend – District 2
· Neil Country – District 3
· Greg Caput – District 4
· Bruce McPherson – District 5
Your action in support of off-leash is extremely important > if you can’t send letters of course, email
Download our official flyer for this event and post in your neighborhood, work site, local businesses!
Thank you for your support of off-leash. Woof, Woof!!!!
Our sign is finally finished-it looks fantastic! The Sign Dedication and 2nd SOS Clean-Up at 20th Avenue Beach in Live Oak was a great success! Thanks to all for helping this make happen!
Our new LOOLA.org T-Shirt has arrived!
- T-Shirts – Unisex Sizes S, M, L, X-L, XX-L
- $15 each
- Organic Cotton, River Blue
Your purchase helps LOOLA in its goal for a change in the law that would allow for Off-Leash Hours at Live Oak Beaches.
Please contact email@example.com for information on how to purchase our t-shirt.
Thank you to our LOOLA member, Mari for the great design!
Congratulations! It’s a beach!
LOOLA.org has Adopted 20th Ave beach through the Save-our-Shores Adopt a beach program. Our sign will go up at the foot of 20th Ave (less likely to get damaged in the winter) sometime in August.
Visit our ‘News’ page to read about our 1st. SOS Adopt-A-Beach Clean-up! We have great photos and a link to the news article written about our great accomplishment of adopting a beach in Santa Cruz!
So proud of our members-donating so much time and $ to make this happen!
SAVE THE DATE:
The next clean-up is Saturday, October 13 from 10am-12noon. We are getting our LOOLA sticker installed that day so show up and help celebrate and maybe stay for the clean-up.