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(CBS Los Angeles 2)   Los Angeles may fine you $1,000 if you throw any object besides a beach ball or volleyball on a beach without a permit. Feel free to throw an objectless fit at no cost, however   (losangeles.cbslocal.com) divider line 86
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2012-02-08 11:05:17 PM  
Yet people will still go there.
 
2012-02-09 12:30:30 AM  
The supervisors probably hope that the fines will replace revenue lost after the removal of red-light cameras.
 
2012-02-09 02:04:06 AM  
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.

Horseshiat! Digging holes in the sand is awesome! Especially when you dig 2 holes and connect them with a tunnel a few feet down. It's so much fun!

Oh, the other rules are complete crap, too. Why is a frisbee or football more likely to injure someone than a volleyball?

Exceptions allow for ball-throwing in predesignated areas

1) That's a sad sentence
2) I'd really like to know more about those areas. It should include "the beach, because people want to have fun there".
 
2012-02-09 02:38:07 AM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

Approves
 
2012-02-09 04:15:33 AM  
How about a dwarf?
 
2012-02-09 04:16:09 AM  
Tossing a frisbee or a football is illegal but getting high (with a doctor's note) is ok? Can we just have a "California" tag now on here?
 
2012-02-09 04:20:28 AM  
Surf nazis
 
2012-02-09 04:21:26 AM  
You guys are missing the REAL targets of this ordnance, babies and cripples. Bear with me here:

'"any person to cast, toss, throw, kick or roll" any object other than a beach ball or volleyball'

www.wheeleez.com

www.brynninbrazil.com

www.hotshotproducts.org

friendsofthepowerhouse.org
 
2012-02-09 04:34:50 AM  
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.

So there were already fines? lol.

Ah hell, crowded beaches suck anyway.
 
2012-02-09 04:40:19 AM  
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.

That should be interesting, since every ounce of kicked sand is composed of several tens of thousands of individual objects.
 
2012-02-09 04:47:29 AM  
I'm not surprised at all. California will also hand out $176 tickets for not having a front license plate, even if your vehicle is from a state that does not make or issue front plates.
 
2012-02-09 04:49:17 AM  
Revolutions have been started for less
 
2012-02-09 04:50:07 AM  
Use it still ok to get stoned around the fire pits at Huntington Beach.

/grew up in Orange County in the '70s.
//no, I *never* call it "The OC"...maybe "behind the Orange Curtain"...maybe
 
2012-02-09 04:50:37 AM  
I object!
 
2012-02-09 04:52:13 AM  

Sgt. Expendable: I'm not surprised at all. California will also hand out $176 tickets for not having a front license plate, even if your vehicle is from a state that does not make or issue front plates.


And if you're Steve Jobs, you ignore that law and the one for parking in handicapped spaces and just have a minion pay the fines for you.

/what a sociopath
 
2012-02-09 05:04:27 AM  

lohphat:
And if you're Steve Jobs, you ignore that law and the one for parking in handicapped spaces and just have a minion pay the fines for you.

/what a sociopath


He didn't put on license plates because he hated being followed by real sociopaths... like yourself.
 
2012-02-09 05:05:59 AM  

isamudyson: Tossing a frisbee or a football is illegal but getting high (with a doctor's note) is ok? Can we just have a "California" tag now on here?


LA is working hard to ban all medical shops. Dumb considering how many revenue problems cities and states are having.
 
2012-02-09 05:14:41 AM  

intelligent comment below: He didn't put on license plates because he hated being followed by real sociopaths... like yourself.


I didn't lie to my business partner and steal a bonus for myself or lie on court documents about paternity of my child.

Wipe that crusty residue off your chin, the corpse is flaccid by now.
 
2012-02-09 05:44:31 AM  

lohphat:
I didn't lie to my business partner and steal a bonus for myself or lie on court documents about paternity of my child.

Wipe that crusty residue off your chin, the corpse is flaccid by now.


I don't know your obsession with the man but Woz even forgave him. He's a cut throat businessman with some issues because he was abandoned as a newborn.

Lets dig deep into your life and see what we find, I bet it's all roses, right? You're a sad little child. And a disgusting perverted one at that with your last sentence. Go jump in a freezing lake you piece of trash. Take your anger out on yourself for humanities sake. He did more for the world in one hour of his life than you will ever do your pathetic existence. And I don't even own a iphone or ipad.

Looks like I called the sociopath comment perfectly.
 
2012-02-09 05:45:57 AM  
Interesting profile, right? What a hypocritical tool you are

I have a simple ignore system to improve the signal-to-noise ratio on Fark to make it readable. It's not about blocking different opinions as it's fine to disagree, but some behaviors aren't worth my time to parse:

Class 1 Ignore: Troll or talking point zombie.
Class 2 Ignore: Ad hominem attack. If you have to resort to personal attacks, you've already lost.

In either case, buh-bye.
 
2012-02-09 06:04:59 AM  
A Beast (new window) isn't technically a "Frisbee" ...
 
2012-02-09 06:05:02 AM  
So my lawn dart tournament is a no go then?
 
2012-02-09 06:05:41 AM  
I expect an increase in the mime population because of this.
 
2012-02-09 06:11:54 AM  
The revenue-hungry nanny-state rolls ever onward.
 
2012-02-09 06:17:50 AM  
Seriously, must we legislate every aspect of life, and fine people for veering from the moranic rules you come up with? I could almost understand the football thing, but a fine for digging in the sand? What are you gonna do? Have the police walk around with yardsticks measuring how deep a kid digs a hole? You people are money grubbing assholes, and will think up anything that will net you more cash. Was going to take the family down there, but now that i can't throw a ball with my son, or a Frisbee, and i would have to stand over him while he plays in the sand, lest he invoke a fine for digging in it, fark it. Wanna have fun, not have to just sit there like a feeb.

/Gives them the finger. Have fun on your bare beaches.
 
2012-02-09 06:25:26 AM  
Beaches, man.

b.vimeocdn.com
 
2012-02-09 06:25:32 AM  

Bit'O'Gristle: Seriously, must we legislate every aspect of life, and fine people for veering from the moranic rules you come up with? I could almost understand the football thing, but a fine for digging in the sand? What are you gonna do? Have the police walk around with yardsticks measuring how deep a kid digs a hole?


My friends and I once dug a hole on the beach in CA that was awesome. It was about 6 feet deep 10x12, had a staircase, and a table. I can't imagine what the fine would be for that.
 
2012-02-09 06:39:25 AM  

Teknowaffle: My friends and I once dug a hole on the beach in CA that was awesome. It was about 6 feet deep 10x12, had a staircase, and a table. I can't imagine what the fine would be for that.


You environmental maniac!!1

Do you know how LONG it takes for nature to deal with shiat like that!
That hole was probably a scar on the face of mother earf for up to 12 hours!1

/Yeah and I bet you even had the indecency of exhaling CO2 all through the whole endeavour...
 
2012-02-09 06:40:06 AM  
I would almost bet that this has more to do with insurance than anything else and the insurance carrier either made them come up with the ordinance or came up with it themselves. That way, if someone is in violation and injures themselves or others, and sues, they won't have standing in court.
 
2012-02-09 06:43:38 AM  

Public Savant: Teknowaffle: My friends and I once dug a hole on the beach in CA that was awesome. It was about 6 feet deep 10x12, had a staircase, and a table. I can't imagine what the fine would be for that.

You environmental maniac!!1

Do you know how LONG it takes for nature to deal with shiat like that!
That hole was probably a scar on the face of mother earf for up to 12 hours!1

/Yeah and I bet you even had the indecency of exhaling CO2 all through the whole endeavour...


Worse, I had a burrito for lunch and was farting up a storm. I as good as doomed the polar bears.
 
2012-02-09 06:47:55 AM  
www.viewclips.net
 
2012-02-09 06:54:45 AM  
And this is one of the Many reasons LA county sucks.

Most of LA looks like south Houston.
 
2012-02-09 07:05:43 AM  

wildlifer: So my lawn dart tournament is a no go then?


She was pegged in the head by a lawn dart,
Her dad didn't see her, that's the worst part;
She was pegged in the head by a lawn dart,
So they're now off the shelves at the K-Mart.

/nothing is obscure, etc.
//most rectangular verse ever
 
2012-02-09 07:23:21 AM  
As a 90# weakling I approve.
 
2012-02-09 07:42:05 AM  
 
2012-02-09 07:47:40 AM  
You may complain about this law if you wish by filing a formal protest on official form CA-PRT-93Q (rev. 2/2011). Protest in any other form will result in a penalty of $500 and/or imprisonment for not more than 3 months.
 
2012-02-09 07:52:35 AM  

Ow My Balls: A Beast (new window) isn't technically a "Frisbee" ...


Even most disc golfers will tell you that the Epic (new window) isn't a Frisbee, either.

Got hit by one, once. Didn't feel good.

This law is still stupid.
 
2012-02-09 07:53:06 AM  
What is the impetus behind these draconian rules? Is there any logical reasoning/explanation that necessitates the need for this law?
 
2012-02-09 07:56:58 AM  
surf

aevert: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: nazis

must die

 
2012-02-09 08:03:54 AM  
I just threw up in my mouth a little, but still got fined $1000. Sonny beach indeed!
 
2012-02-09 08:09:14 AM  
Wow. What a crock of horse sh*t.
 
2012-02-09 08:10:39 AM  
WhatthefarkamIreading.jpg

Seriously, this has got to be one of the stupidest "laws" ever.
 
2012-02-09 08:10:47 AM  

Endive Wombat: What is the impetus behind these draconian rules? Is there any logical reasoning/explanation that necessitates the need for this law?


Logic and reason? In Los Angeles county? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! It will never happen. Remember, they put very expensive homes on cliffs over the ocean then act shocked when it actually rains and the entire thing slides into the Pacific. Logical, reasonable behavior is not exactly your average Los Angeleno's strong suit. Attempting to utilize it may actually get you kicked out of the entire county.

The best thing about LA isn't the beaches anyway. It's stalking taco trucks down alleys and prowling the garment district telling the nice Asian ladies who rule the area that you want to buy one dress or one belt or bag instead of the entire lot. "NO! You buy all twelve!" Ah, good times.

/grew up down there
//lives in NorCal now
 
2012-02-09 08:16:18 AM  

intelligent comment below: lohphat:
And if you're Steve Jobs, you ignore that law and the one for parking in handicapped spaces and just have a minion pay the fines for you.

/what a sociopath

He didn't put on license plates because he hated being followed by real sociopaths... like yourself.


Jobs legally avoided license plates by replacing his car with an identical new car every six months to reset the grace period.
 
2012-02-09 08:40:11 AM  

Car_Ramrod: Exceptions allow for ball-throwing in predesignated areas

1) That's a sad sentence
2) I'd really like to know more about those areas. It should include "the beach, because people want to have fun there".


it is even worse thant that, it continues:

, when a person obtains a permit,
 
2012-02-09 08:49:50 AM  

lohphat: Sgt. Expendable: I'm not surprised at all. California will also hand out $176 tickets for not having a front license plate, even if your vehicle is from a state that does not make or issue front plates.

And if you're Steve Jobs, you ignore that law and the one for parking in handicapped spaces and just have a minion pay the fines for you.

/what a sociopath


Not sure if serious, but I have family that lives in Southern California. They say that lots of people out there with expensive cars don't want to 'make them ugly' by putting a license plate on the front, so they just accept the occasional fines as part of the cost of owning the car.

/kinda ridiculous, but if you can afford a Ferrari, you can afford to pay those fines i guess
 
2012-02-09 08:51:29 AM  
Beaches in LA? mmm..... feces (new window). Won't catch me going there.
 
2012-02-09 09:04:16 AM  

lohphat: intelligent comment below: He didn't put on license plates because he hated being followed by real sociopaths... like yourself.

I didn't lie to my business partner and steal a bonus for myself or lie on court documents about paternity of my child.

Wipe that crusty residue off your chin, the corpse is flaccid by now.


That was Microsoft that bought the rights to use a song that includes "You make a dead man cum"
 
2012-02-09 09:21:07 AM  

Teknowaffle: Bit'O'Gristle: Seriously, must we legislate every aspect of life, and fine people for veering from the moranic rules you come up with? I could almost understand the football thing, but a fine for digging in the sand? What are you gonna do? Have the police walk around with yardsticks measuring how deep a kid digs a hole?

My friends and I once dug a hole on the beach in CA that was awesome. It was about 6 feet deep 10x12, had a staircase, and a table. I can't imagine what the fine would be for that.



Indefinite stay at Gitmo.

Farxist Marxist: How about a dwarf?


Perhaps a consortium of Little People could file an appeal to get this law overturned on the grounds that it violates the ADA by unfairly restricting employment opportunities for dwarves.
 
2012-02-09 09:34:18 AM  
Keep electing liberals and conservatives, then be surprised when both parties act exactly like they have a collective lock on political power and your government thumbs its nose at you.
 
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