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  • Sunshine is guaranteed to the masses.

  • Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

  • Bathhouses are against the law.

  • It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

  • Women may not drive in a house coat. Source

  • No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

  • It is illegal to set a mousetrap without a hunting license.

  • It is illegal to cry on the witness stand in Los Angeles.

  • It is illegal to eat oranges in a bathtub.

  • Due to the ambled name of "Texas Instrument," the TI-82,TI-83,TI-83 ,TI-86, and TI-89 were all banished from California. If caught with one, 4 weeks of prison is assigned.

  • In Alhambra - You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.

  • In Arcadia - Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.

  • In Baldwin Park - Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

  • In Belvedere - City Council order reads: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.

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

  • In Burlingame - It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds.

  • In Cathedral City - It is prohibited to sleep in a parked vehicle.

  • In Cathedral City - Persons may not ride their bicycles through the "Fountain of Life".

  • In Cathedral City - One may not bring their dog to school.

  • In Cerritos - All dog "waste" must be removed from any yard within seven days.

  • In Chico - One must obtain a permit from the city to throw hay in a cesspool.

  • In Chico - It is illegal to own a green or smelly animal hide.

  • In Chico - Bowling on the sidewalk is illegal.

  • In Chico - Driving a herd of cattle down a street is against the law.

  • In Chico - It is illegal to plant a garden in any public street.

  • In Chico - Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.

  • In Dana Point - One may not use one's own restroom if the window is open.

  • In Downey - It is illegal to wash your car in the street.

  • In El Monte - Sandboxes may not be used as ashtrays.

  • In El Monte - Pinball machines are outlawed, as well as mock horse racing games.

  • In El Monte - Waitresses are not allowed to consume drinks bought by her customers.

  • In Eurkea - Persons may not sleep on a road.

  • In Eurkea - One must seek written permission from the Director of Public Works before playing baseball in a city park.

  • In Eurkea - Men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.

  • In Fresno - No one may annoy a lizard in a city park.

  • In Fresno - Skipping rocks in a city park is not allowed.

  • In Fresno - It is against the law to hold a private bingo game.

  • In Fresno - Permanent markers may not be sold in the city limits.

  • In Fresno - It is illegal to sell gasoline to a drunken person.

  • In Fresno - Elementary schools may not host poker tournaments.

  • In Fresno - Getting drunk on a playground is against the law.

  • In Glendale - One may not take his dog on an elevator with him.

  • In Glendale - A person must be 18 years old to buy a wax container.

  • In Glendale - It is illegal to jump into a passing car.

  • In Glendale - Cars may not be driven in reverse.

  • In Hermosa Beach - Public restrooms must be supplied with toilet paper.

  • In Hermosa Beach - No person may show his or her buttocks on a playground.

  • In Hermosa Beach - It is illegal to pour salt on a highway.

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

  • In Indian Wells - It is illegal for a trumpet player to play his instrument with the intention of luring someone to a store.

  • In Indian Wells - Drinking intoxicating cement is prohibited.

  • In Indian Wells - Fortelling the future for donations is illegal.

  • In Indian Wells - Crushing rocks in the city limits is forbidden.

  • In Lafayette - You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person.

  • In Lodi - It is illegal to shoot "silly string" at parade participants.

  • In Lompoc - It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters.

  • In Long Beach - Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.

  • In Long Beach - It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.

  • In Los Angeles - It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.

  • In Los Angeles - You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

  • In Los Angeles - You may not hunt moths under a street light.

  • In Los Angeles - It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

  • In Los Angeles - Toads may not be licked.

  • In Los Angeles - It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church.

  • In Los Angeles - Zoot suits are prohibited.

  • In Los Angeles County - All food in a childrens camp must be approved by the director before being used.

  • In Los Angeles County - It is illegal to set metal balloons afloat in the air.

  • In Los Angeles County - No person may charge admission to a house party.

  • In Los Angeles County - It is illegal to skateboard and roller-skate through the courthouse and library.

  • In Norco - Vehicles may not contain sound systems which allow someone to hear noise outside the vehicle.

  • In Norco - It is unlawful to give another fireworks.

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

  • In Norco - Growing oleander flowers is illegal.

  • In Ontario - Roosters may not crow in the city limits.

  • In Pacific Grove - It is illegal to molest butterflies.

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

  • In Pasadena - It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.

  • In Portola - One may not allow his or her dog to chase a squirrel in the summer.

  • In Portola - It is illegal to fish from an overpass in the city.

  • In Portola - No person may carry a fish into a bar.

  • In Prundale - Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house.

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

  • In Riverside - One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o'clock.

  • In San Diego - It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar.

  • In San Diego - The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250.

  • In San Francisco - Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash.

  • In San Francisco - It is illegal to wipe one's car with used underwear.

  • In San Francisco - Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street.

  • In San Francisco - It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner.

  • In San Francisco - Giving or receiving oral sex is prohibited.

  • In San Jose - It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs.

  • In San Luis Obispo - Using a gas-powered blower at a business on Sunday is prohibited.

  • In Santa Monica - You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.

  • In Shasta Lake - One may not raffle off a dog as a gift in any public place.

  • In Sima Valley - Remote control cars can only be driven in designated areas of city parks.

  • In Temecula - Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St.

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

  • In Walnut - Ice cream men must obtain a license before selling any ice cream from their car.

  • In Walnut - Kites may not be flown above 10 feet over the ground.

  • In Walnut - Children may not wear a halloween mask unless they get a special permit from the sheriff.

  • In Walnut - Persons may not pick flowers from the city parks.

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

  • In Walnut - One may not leave sand in their own driveway.

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