California Dumb Laws

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

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

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

Many animals are illegal to own as pets, including snails, sloths, and elephants.

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

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

It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

Community leaders passed an ordinance that makes it illegal for anyone to try and stop a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water.

Molesting butterflies can result in a $500 fine.

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

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

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.

Women may not drive in a house coat.

San Francisco is said to be the only city in the nation to have ordinances guaranteeing sunshine to the masses.

You can be fined $500 if you bother a butterfly in Pacific Grove, Ca.

In Baldwin Park, California nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.

It is illegal to set a mouse trap without a hunting license.

In Los Angeles, you cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

In Ventura County, California, cats and dogs are not allowed to have sex without a permit.

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.

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

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

In California it is illegal to have caller ID

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.

Burlingame: Carmel Ice cream may not be eaten while standing on the sidewalk. (Repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor);

Burlingame: Women may not wear high heels while in the city limits.

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

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: 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: You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

Los Angeles: You may not hunt moths under a street light.

Los Angeles: Toads may not be licked

Los Angeles: 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)

Los Angeles: Zoot suits are prohibited.

Ontario: Roosters may not crow in the city limits.

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.

San Diego: 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.

San Francisco: It is illegal to wipe one’s car with used underwear.

San Francisco: Persons classified as “ugly” may not walk down any street

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

San Jose: It is illegal to have more than two cats or dogs.

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.