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Mon., July 10, 2006, 9:14 a.m.

Peanut Gallery: Tubbs Hill’s Being Trashed

Claude de Waalz: It was a glorious day on Tubbs Hill (Saturday). I've never seen so many people there. There is a growing problem, though. There were beer cans, trash and broken beer bottles everywhere. Tubbs is a park. It's time for the PD to crack down. The idiots do their damage at night. Time to start busting the few who screw it up for the many. Hey Wendy C., how about some night patrols?

Family Phil: Claude is absolutely correct. Every time we walk out to the point, we have to clean up our little area of the beach so the kids don't step on glass, bottle caps, food wrappings, or, ugh, condoms! Also, why are there signs at NIC Beach that read NO DOGS if nobody pays any attention to them? Are dogs allowed on that beach or not? Because every time we're there swimming, there are dogs running all over the place. I don't mind the dogs, it's the dog crap I don't like to step in.

DFO: Hmm. Sounds like a good topic for Tuesday Huckleberries print. BTW, Phil, do the signs say "no dogs" or "dogs only on leashes"? If it's the former, Her Sandiness, Police Chief Wendy Carpenter & Co. easily could clean up the problem by stationing one of the bike cops on the hill to ticket the dog lovers who can't read or pick up their dog's merda. I agree with you. Nothing would spoil an outing around Tubbs Hill than stepping in a pile of dog manure.

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.