It is against the law for women to drive while wearing a bathrobe.
It is against the law for animals to mate publicly within 1,500 feet of a
tavern, school, or place of worship.
In some small community, a law was passed that forbid anyone from trying
to stop a child from playfully jumping over water puddles.
Apple Valley - it is illegal for ducks to quack after 10:00 PM within the
Bellflower - the law states that "a drunken man has as much right to a sidewalk
as a sober man since he needs it a great deal more."
Bonsall - it is against the law to read the Sunday paper while sitting in
a rocking chair on the front porch while church services are in session.
Berkeley - it is illegal to whistle for a lost canary before 7:00 A.M.
Beverly Hills - the law states that "no male person shall make remarks to
or concerning, or cough or whistle at, or do any other act to attract the
attention of any woman upon or traveling along any of the sidewalks."
Buena Park - the law prohibits males from "turning and looking at a woman
in that way" on the Sabbath. If a second offense occurs, the assailant is
required to "wear horse blinders for a 24-hour period in public."
Camirillo - it is illegal for any man to purchase liquor without the written
consent of his wife.
Carmel - it is against the law to eat ice cream while standing on the
Castaic - the law states that if a dentist accidentally pulls the wrong tooth,
then the patient has the right to pull one of the dentist's teeth.
Compton - it is against the law to have hip pockets in pants "since that
is a good place to hide liquor."
Costa Mesa - it is illegal to enter a movie theatre within four hours of
Covina - according to this local law, a husband is not guilty of desertion
if his wife rents his room to a boarder and "crowds him out of his house."
El Monte - it is against the law for a horse to fall asleep in a bathtub
unless the rider is sleeping with the horse.
Gardena - it is illegal for any woman to chew tobacco without having the
permission of her husband.
Glendale - the law allows horror films to be shown only on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Hesperia - the law states that "no one is allowed to duel if the opponent
selects water pistols as weapons."
Inglewood - it is unlawful "for any male person, within the corporate limits
of the city of Inglewood, to wink at any female person with whom he is
Long Beach - any female attending a dance "must be found wearing a corset.
A physician is required to inspect each female at the dance."
Los Angeles - it is against the law to bathe two babies in the same bathtub
at the same time.
Los Angeles - a man can legally beat his wife with a leather belt or strap,
as long as the strap is no wider than 2 inches. The wife must give her consent
in order for him to legally beat her with a wider strap.
Los Angeles - it is illegal for the customer of a meat market to poke
turkey to see how tender it is.
Malibu - it is against the law to laugh out loud in a movie theatre.
Monrovia - the law states that in order to get married, a man must "prove
his manhood" by shooting six blackbirds or three crows and bringing them
to his prospective father-in-law.
Ojai - it is against the law for a woman to stand within five feet of a bar
when she takes a drink in any public establishment serving alcoholic
Ontario - rooster crowing is outlawed within the city limits.
Pacific Grove - bothering the butterflies carries a $500 fine.
Pico River - it is against the law for women weighing over 200 pounds that
are attired in shorts to ride a horse.
Pomona - the law states that "no person shall hallo, shout, bawl, scream,
use profane language, dance, sing, whoop, quarrel, or make any unusual noise
or sound in any house in such a manner as to disturb the peace and quiet
of the neighborhood."
Prunedale - it is illegal to have two indoor bathtubs in your house.
Rosemead - it is against the law to eat ice cream in public with a fork.
Riverside - it is illegal to carry a lunchbucket on the street.
Riverside - it is illegal to stick your tongue out "in the direction of"
San Francisco - there is a law that guarantees sunshine for the people.
Santa Ana - it is illegal to swim on dry land.
Santa Ana - it is against the law for a horse to sleep in a bakery.
Santa Monica - the law states that "any person who shall in the city of Santa
Monica use or carry a concealed or unconcealed any bean snapper or like article,
shall, upon conviction, be fined."
Temecula - it is illegal to play cards with children or pregnant women on
the curb of a street.
Upland - it is unlawful for the owner or keeper of horses, mules, cattle,
sheep, goats, and hogs to "run at large."
Ventura - it is illegal to make "ugly faces" at dogs that are found "freely
roaming the community".
Victorville - it is against the law to shoot open canned goods with a
Whittier - the law states "two vehicles which are passing each other in opposite
directions shall have the right of way."