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Dumb California Law's

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posted on Aug, 30 2002 @ 04:33 PM

You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.

Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.
Baldwin Park

Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

City Council order reads: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash."
Why does this law exist?

You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.

It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.

Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk.
Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.
Cathedral City

It is prohibited to sleep in a parked vehicle.

Persons may not ride their bicycles through the "Fountain of Life".

One may not bring their dog to school.


All dog "waste" must be removed from any yard within seven days.

One must obtain a permit from the city to throw hay in a cesspool.

It is illegal to own a green or smelly animal hide.

Get the full text of this law.
Bowling on the sidewalk is illegal.

Driving a herd of cattle down a street is against the law.
It is illegal to plant a garden in any public street.

Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.
Dana Point

One may not use one's own restroom if the window is open.

It is illegal to wash your car in the street.
Hermosa Beach

Public restrooms must be supplied with toilet paper.

No person may show his or her buttocks on a playground.
It is illegal to pour salt on a highway.


It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.

You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.

It is illegal to shoot "silly string" at parade participants.


It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters. This is considered disturbing the peace.

Long Beach

Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.
It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.
Los Angeles

It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
You may not hunt moths under a street light.
It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
Toads may not be licked.

It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison.
Zoot suits are prohibited.

Vehicles may not contain sound systems which allow someone to hear noise outside the vehicle. However, this does not apply to a vehicle which is attempting to sell something.

It is unlawful to give another fireworks.

All persons wishing to keep a rhinoceros as a pet must obtain a $100 license first.

Growing oleander flowers is illegal.

Why does this law exist?

Roosters may not crow in the city limits.
Pacific Grove

It is illegal to molest butterflies.
Palm Springs

It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM.

It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.

Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.

Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it.

One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o'clock.
San Diego

It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.
The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.
San Francisco

Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.
It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.
Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.
It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.
Giving or receiving oral sex is prohibited.
San Jose

It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs.
San Luis Obispo

Using a gas-powered blower at a business on Sunday is prohibited.

Santa Monica

You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.

Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St. at all times.
Thousand Oaks

Before a business may have a "going out of business sale", they must obtain a special permit from the city manager.


Ice cream men must obtain a license before selling any ice cream from their car.
Kites may not be flown above 10 feet over the ground.

Children may not wear a halloween mask unless they get a special permit from the sheriff.
Persons may not pick flowers from the city parks.

Males may not dress as a female unless a special permit is obtained from the sheriff.

One may not leave sand in their own driveway.

See what kind of stuff I have to live with.

posted on Aug, 31 2002 @ 05:43 PM

Originally posted by nyeff

Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.
Baldwin Park

Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.
Dana Point

Replace " peacoks" by " frogs ", and you have a local german law ( Kassel ). The first time I saw it, I had to stop my military truck. I was thinking it was for the candid camera. I was looking everywhere for the camera, until a german police car stopped and told me it was true. Crazy Fritz.

For the nuclear device, it's probably the most stupid law ever voted.

posted on Sep, 1 2002 @ 12:16 AM
Good lord. Now you see what I have to deal with as an Arcadian!

posted on Sep, 6 2002 @ 09:17 PM
Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.
Dana Point

alright, who is the idiot who voted this law?

posted on Sep, 6 2002 @ 10:13 PM
Hey, I just might move to this Dana Point place-- if the fine for detonating a nuclear device is only 500 bucks, speeding tickets are probably pocket change!

posted on Sep, 9 2002 @ 12:42 AM
BTW, the peacock is the offical mascot of Arcadia!!! Arcadia high school is thinking about changing it's mascot from Apaches to peacock because people don't like it that indians are being 'used' like that.

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