Some neighbors tell dinosaur to beat it

Posted: December 16, 2012 at 4:27 a.m.

Juan the apatosaurus attracts a young visitor to Zoomars Petting Zoo in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., but the 40-foot-long statue, a castoff from a Romanian shopping mall, is also attracting a lot of opposition from neighbors.

Down the narrow corridor that runs through one of California’s oldest neighborhoods, behind the perfectly preserved 200-year-old houses, the source of a heated debate in San Juan Capistrano pokes out his leathery neck with a goofy smile.

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Front Section, Pages 2 on 12/16/2012