Crazy CA Laws - Then & Now  (By BlueOrchid (43) on 03/08/2006)

Keep in mind that most of these aren't laws anymore. 5 = Crazy
 
 
 
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San Diego: It is illegal to shoot jackrabbits from the back of a streetcar (2)  5.00 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship. (1)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Carmel Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk (1)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In Los Angeles a man is legally entitled to beat his wife with a leather belt or strap, but the belt can't be wider than 2 inches, unless he has his wife's consent to beat her with a wider strap. Consent should be given prior to the event. (1)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In San Francisco, it's illegal to beat a rug in front of your house. (1)  5.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
A city ordinance states that a $500 fine will be given to anyone who detonates a nuclear device within city limits. (5)  4.40 (5)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
San Francisco: Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash (3)  4.33 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine (2)  4.00 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
San Francisco bans any "mechanical device that reproduces obscene language." (2)  4.00 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Arcadia: Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways. (1)  4.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Baldwin Park: Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool. (1)  4.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
A regulation in San Francisco makes it unlawful to use used underwear to wipe off cars in a car wash. (5)  3.60 (5)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Persons classified as "ugly" may not walk down any street. (4)  3.50 (4)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Toads may not be licked (5)  3.00 (5)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In California it is illegal to have caller ID (3)  3.00 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Many animals are illegal to own as pets, including snails, sloths, and elephants (3)  3.00 (3)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
A server in California can be convicted of selling to a minor if the purchaser uses a false or altered ID to buy the alcohol. (1)  3.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Hollywood: It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time. (1)  3.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Selling a gold piece without tooth marks in it is considered forgery (1)  3.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
The city of San Francisco holds a copyright on the name "San Francisco." It is illegal to manufacture any item with the name without first getting permission from the city. Since the Supreme Court upheld the copyright, San Francisco has had an annua (1)  3.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Women may not drive in a house coat. (1)  3.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Bathhouses are against the law. (2)  2.50 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Oakland, Calif., makes it illegal to grow a tree in front of your neighbor's window and block his view. However, you're off the hook if the tree is one that town officials consider an attractive tree, such as a redwood or box elder. (2)  2.00 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Santa Monica: You may not play percussion instruments on the beach (1)  2.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In Riverside, California, kissing on the lips, unless both parties wipe their lips with carbonized rose water, is against the local health ordinance. (2)  1.00 (2)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In an animal shelter, lizards and snakes are treated under the same guidelines as cats and dogs. (1)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss. (1)  1.00 (1)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Alhambra: You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Belvedere City Council order reads: "No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash." (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Burlingame: It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Downey: It is illegal to wash your car in the street. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In 1838, the city of Los Angeles passed an ordinance requiring that a man obtain a license before serenading a woman. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In 1930, the City Council of Ontario passed an ordinance forbidding roosters to crow within the city limits. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In Berkeley, Calif., you can't whistle for an escaped bird before 7 a.m. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In California it's against regulations to let phones ring more than nine times in state offices. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In California you may not set a mouse trap without a hunting license (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In Los Angeles courts it is illegal to cry on the witness stand. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In Los Angeles, years ago it was legal to cook in your bedroom, but not to sleep in your kitchen. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In San Francisco it's illegal to play poker in public or gamble in a barricaded room. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In the 1940's, California law made it illegal to serve alcohol to a gay person (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
It is illegal to eat an orange in your bath tub (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Lafayette: You are forbidden to spit on the ground within 5 feet of another person. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Lodi: It is illegal to own or sell "Silly String". (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Lompoc: It is illegal to posses, own or raise roosters. This is considered disturbing the peace. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Long Beach: Cars are the only item allowed in a garage (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Los Angeles law forbids hunting moths under a street light (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
No alcohol beverages can be displayed within five feet of a cash register of any store in California that sells both alcohol and motor fuel. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o'clock. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Palm Springs: It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Prunedale: Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Redlands: Motor vehicles may not drive on city streets unless a man with a lantern is wallking ahead of it. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
San Francisco prohibits kerchoo powders and stink balls (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
San Jose: It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Temecula: Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St. at all times. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
The owners of houses with Christmas lights on them past February second may be fined up to $250 (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
The Santa Monica, Calif., City Council recently proposed that men be allowed to use women's public restrooms when there's a line of three or more at the mens' room, and vice versa. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits. (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
Zoot suits are prohibited (0)  0.00 (0)   Rate It!Get Rating Widget!
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