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Possible Dog Park for Hollywood Hills, or Large Condo

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As you drive "over the hill" from the Valley to Hollywood along Laurel Canyon Blvd., there's a sign there asking for donations to save some plots of land from development. No, it isn't a citizens' group or a non-profit for wilderness, it's a government agency. "Donated funds needed immediately to save these six acres under option by part agency," it reads.

In a cash-strapped time for governments, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority is asking for help. The property owner has six lots selling for a total of $5 million. Kindly, he has given the MRCA time to raise funds to buy the property and keep it as open space rather than six 5,000 sq. ft. homes, a condo development or some variation thereof.

The Authority wants to restore as much oak woodland on it as possible and since the land abuts with the Laurel Canyon Park, a popular dog park, they will be looking into the possibility of turning it into a dog-walking trail.