Home » Archives by category » Columns » Dumb Laws

Dumb Laws—California has had a new state frog since June –oh happy day!

Dumb Laws—California has had a new state frog since June –oh happy day!

By Debra Tash Yes, you read that right.  This June Governor Brown signed AB 2364, V. Manuel Pérez’s State amphibian: California red-legged frog bill into law. The following is a snipit copy from the legislative counsel’s digest :                           Geez, that just has […]

Dumb Laws: A–peeling in the City of Ventura

Dumb Laws:  A–peeling in the City of Ventura

Cleanliness of public places. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or otherwise place any orange, viagra 100mg banana or other fruit peel, or to spit or expectorate, upon the floor of any street railway car or other public conveyance, or public hall, or public building, or on any sidewalk or upon the […]

Dumb Laws–Ventura County and the signs of the times

Dumb Laws–Ventura County and the signs of the times

All regulations have a purpose.  At least, they always define a purpose for the regulation, otherwise they would have no purpose at all except to annoy the public. Sign regulations in the County of Ventura have a very good purpose.  Under Article 10 section 8110-0 they give that purpose, in a very clear and purposeful […]

Dumb Laws–Unequal treatment: Cats are privileged in Thousand Oaks

Dumb Laws–Unequal treatment: Cats are privileged in Thousand Oaks

Why should cats be given special treatment in Thousand Oaks and dogs dealt with…well…like dogs. Thousand Oaks adopted Title 10 of the Los Angeles County Code in its entirety which outlines a full set of animal law ordinances.  For some unexplained reason Thousand Oaks exempted cats, really their owners, from having to get licenses for […]

Dumb Laws—Illegal wax lips in Oxnard

Dumb Laws—Illegal wax lips in Oxnard

This is one of the odder ones we have dug up so far.  It is illegal to sell or give away anything in a wax container in Oxnard – and they mean it. Read the law: SEC. 7-138.  SALE OF CONFECTION, CANDY, LIQUID OR OTHER REFRESHMENT IN WAX CONTAINERS PROHIBITED. No person in the city […]

Dumb Laws–Simi Valley and the Urban Chicken

Dumb Laws–Simi Valley and the Urban Chicken

By Debra Tash There must be something with Simi Valley and birds.  First we discover their aversion to crows now it’s chickens.  At the July 21st Council Meeting a very articulate teen named Hannah got up and spoke during Public Comments.  You can find her comments at the 29 minute mark if you go the […]

Dumb Laws–The Simi Valley of the Birds

Dumb Laws–The Simi Valley of the Birds

 

Dumb Laws–When a city gets it right and the state is beyond stupid

Dumb Laws–When a city gets it right and the state is beyond stupid

When a state passes a law they can really get it wrong in a big way. Oh, they sometimes get it right but we are talking California.  You take it from there. The small seaside hamlet of  Port Hueneme in Ventura County has this law in its Municipal Code: Chapter 1 GENERAL REGULATIONS 4019 Prohibited […]

Dumb Laws–Indecent language in the city of Ventura

Dumb Laws–Indecent language in the city of Ventura

Now we’re not saying it’s a good thing to be vulgar and swearing in front of minors- that’s just downright uncouth.  Legions of mothers will back us up on this, having washed out little mouths for centuries to teach their offspring manners. In the progressive city of Ventura you can’t use indecent language in “the […]

Dumb “Confusing” Laws– Calculating Ventura County Animal Units

Dumb “Confusing” Laws– Calculating Ventura County Animal Units

Now we understand the need to limit the number and type of animals people keep on their property.  No one wants to live next to a zoo and nurturing four hundred snakes may be over doing it a bit.  However, to determine just what kind of critter you want to keep and the number of […]

Page 1 of 212