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LA County OKs $1,000 Fine For Throwing Football, Frisbee On Beaches
KCAL 9 - CBS ^ | 2/8/2011 | CBS Los Angeles

Posted on 02/08/2012 6:17:12 PM PST by MrShoop

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — When you head down to the beach for a little fun this summer, county officials want you to leave the pigskin at home.

The Board of Supervisors this week agreed to raise fines to up to $1,000 for anyone who throws a football or a Frisbee on any beach in Los Angeles County.

In passing the 37-page ordinance on Tuesday, officials sought to outline responsibilities for law enforcement and other public agencies while also providing clarification on beach-goer activities that could potentially disrupt or even injure the public.

The updated rules now prohibit “any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll” any object other than a beach ball or volleyball “upon or over any beach” between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Exceptions allow for ball-throwing in predesignated areas, when a person obtains a permit, or playing water polo “in or over the Pacific Ocean”.

However, during the winter off-season, the new rules will be relaxed.

Officials warned that any activities that could potentially “any person or property on or near the beach” should not be allowed during the peak summer season.

Your kids could also end up costing you big bucks: the ordinance also prohibits digging any hole deeper than 18 inches into the sand except where permission is granted for film and TV production services only.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: beachnazis; calegislation; california; frisbee; liberals; losangeles
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Welcome to Kalifornia, bring your tourist dollars, but leave your fun at home. The upside, hundred of potential deaths by frisbee will be averted. Nice job liberals...
1 posted on 02/08/2012 6:17:23 PM PST by MrShoop
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2 posted on 02/08/2012 6:20:01 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: MrShoop

Does this apply to State beaches within LA county as well, or just county beaches? There are both.


3 posted on 02/08/2012 6:20:31 PM PST by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: MrShoop

Kinda like that story the other day about playgrounds being empty because they’ve been turned into soft little jails wherein it is impossible to get hurt.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 6:20:51 PM PST by TheZMan (Obama is without a doubt the worst President ever elected to these United States)
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To: MrShoop

Too many frisbee-throwers must have broken ankles stumbling into holes more than 18 inches deep, I suppose...


5 posted on 02/08/2012 6:22:41 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: MrShoop

They should keep it in cetain areas of the beach; there is nothing more annoying than being in the middle of a bunch of latecomers who can’t find room for their game (”Sorry dude” gets old the 3rd or 4th time). As a frequent visitor to the Jersey shore, I’d love to add a bunch of regulations myself, mostly to stop paper plates covered with greasy Brazilian barbecue sauce from blowing around like a tickertape parade of smelly flypaper. No more gnawed bones tucked in the sand (like cigarettes - I don’t mind if they smoke them, but when you see a cluster tucked in the sand as though it is a massive ashtray that is nasty), no more foreigners swimming in underwear (leaves little to the imagination, and I have kids), the list goes on and on...

Before anyone fires away and calls me a “fascist”, I’ll save you the trouble: I’m a fascist. I believe Darth Vader was right to want to bring order to the galaxy...


6 posted on 02/08/2012 6:25:54 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: MrShoop

People can drown in the water. People get sunburn laying near naked in the sun plus its a cancer hazard. The days for recreation at the beach are numbered.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 6:31:03 PM PST by oyez
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To: MrShoop

It is also amusing to consider that they can always find chumps to be the cops and judges to enforce these laws. There will always be people willing to trade self respect and dignity for a paycheck.They always have the Nuremburg defense.

Cops have become overpaid and corrupt GED educated thugs. These are folks who would otherwise work the drive through at Taco Bell. Judges and prosecutors are just unemployed personal injury lawyers or out of work State Legislators. I am amazed that “we” subject ourselves to these kind of swine.

The politicians who pass these laws can always sell shiite sandwiches by promising safety and order to an undereducated populace.


8 posted on 02/08/2012 6:33:20 PM PST by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: MrShoop

Well Marcia Brady approves, especially footballs.

Actually I see their point but there are always going to be rude, thoughtless people and you can’t put them all in jail.

You just shoot them.


9 posted on 02/08/2012 6:35:24 PM PST by yarddog
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To: MrShoop

This can’t be real, right? Com’n, this HAS to be a joke, is MTV somewhere filming an episode of “Punk’d?” You know what, we ain’t going to have to wait for Red China or Iran to blow us up, we are doing a dang good job of it ourselves. Hearing this, there are days that I do think that it is time to thin the herd. Costa Rica is looking good too.


10 posted on 02/08/2012 6:38:08 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Holodeck Computer: End Obama Administration simulation program, NOW!!!!)
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To: kearnyirish2
Before anyone fires away and calls me a “fascist”

You're correct, you're a facist. Glad you're in noo joursey.....please stay there....

11 posted on 02/08/2012 6:40:46 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: kearnyirish2
I agree people shouldn't be jerks, but I'd rather they self police, or let a police officer intervene and tell people to knock it off without codifying it, or creating a revenue stream out of it.

Also, beaches really aren't as densely crowded as they used to get, or they get on the east coast in the summer. This is a picture of Santa Monica last summer, the busiest beach in LA County. Plenty of room to throw a football around.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 6:41:05 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: married21

there are also city beaches. The Board of Supervisors governs the county.


13 posted on 02/08/2012 6:41:55 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: MrShoop

I wonder if this s**t will come to Florida.

I have yet to hear of one major injury involving a Frisbee or a football at the beach.

BTW: How do you play water polo OVER the ocean?


14 posted on 02/08/2012 6:42:08 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Future Meteorologist.)
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To: MrShoop

If you tightly control the little things, the big things will come easily.


15 posted on 02/08/2012 6:46:45 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: ScreamingFist

Our fascist bully governor Christie is trying to get us Americans to stay by easing our socialist tax burden and stopping the bleeding of jobs; maybe I will stay. An hour in one direction, the ocean; an hour in another, mountains. What else could one want?

I don’t imagine you have a lot of us heading to Oklahoma...


16 posted on 02/08/2012 6:50:01 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: MrShoop
Pretty soon the color of the underwear you MUST choose will be set by city, or CA state government.

Then, on second thought, they may tell you that you CAN'T wear underwear - it might inhibit sexual predatory recreation!

17 posted on 02/08/2012 6:50:18 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: DariusBane

It undermines the profession of law enforcement (and changes who wants to be involved) when the job dictates you be a petty tyrant and tax collector. Cracking down on jaywalking and football throwing in instead of rape, robbery, murder and the real problems of the city.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 6:52:13 PM PST by MrShoop
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To: MrShoop

Are you still allowed to ogle the beach bunnies, or is that illegal too? Probably only legal to ogle someone of the same sex as yourself, this being California.


19 posted on 02/08/2012 6:55:02 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Go Steelers (what's the baseball team called again?))
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To: MrShoop
Wow, are one or more of the supes 98 lbs and kind of weak?

Perhaps a little sand in the face?

What the hell good is the beach if you can't run your dog after a frisbee.

I can see the law being extended to parks soon, after all, they play football and frisbee there as well.

Effin fools, and the fools who put them there.

20 posted on 02/08/2012 6:55:02 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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