City Law’s

Arcadia

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

Alhambra

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

Belvedere

  • City Council order reads: “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.”

Blythe

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

Burlingame

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

Carmel

  • Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor)
  • Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.

Cathedral City

Chico

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

Dana Point

Downey

  • It is illegal to wash your car in the street. (Passed 1995).

Hollywood

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

Lafayette

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

Lodi

  • It is illegal to own or sell “Silly String”.

Lompoc

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. [Why does this law exist?]
  • 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. [Why does this law exist?]

Norco

Ontario

  • Roosters may not crow in the city limits.

Pacific Grove

Palm Springs

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

Pasadena

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

Prunedale

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

Redlands

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

Riverside

  • 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

San Luis Obispo

Santa Monica

  • You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.

Temecula

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

Thousand Oaks

Walnut