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Now that dogs can dine at restaurants, here are a few rules of decorum

Now that dogs can dine at restaurants, here are a few rules of decorum

It’s official — restaurants in California can now allow dogs to accompany their people on patios and in other outside areas set aside for dining. Gov. Jerry Brown, whose own dog, a Welsh corgi named Sutter, can be seen frequently strolling with him and his wife and a host of other Sacramento players, announced Thursday that he had signed Assembly Bill 1965 into law. That he would do so, I never doubted.

The bill, authored by Assembly member Mariko Yamada (D-Davis), doesn’t obligate restaurant owners to serve dogs, so to speak, nor does it stop local jurisdictions from prohibiting it. But it eliminates the state prohibition against doing so.

Some restaurants...

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