For the most part, California has a bad reputation when it comes to normality, but with such a large state, a large amount of regulations must be in effect to keep its population in check. This year, from the strangest to strictly common-sense laws, Lawyers Help Lawyers presents 10 Ridiculous Laws You Didn’t Know About: California

  • 1. In Los Angeles County, it is illegal to throw a football, Frisbee, or any other beach toy for the safety of other beachgoers. Failure to comply is a fine up to $1,000.
  • 2. In the state of California, it is unlawful to let a dog pursue a bear or bobcat at any time.
  • 3. In San Jose and Sunnyvale, it is illegal for grocery stores to provide plastic bags.
  • 4. In the state of California, no vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.
  • 5. In Alhambra, you cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.
  • 6. In Baldwin Park, nobody can ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
  • 7. In Blythe, you are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
  • 8. In Fresno, no one may annoy a lizard in a city park.
  • 9. In Walnut, no child can wear a Halloween mask without permission from the sheriff.
  • 10. In Carmel, a man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.


  1. Also in Carmel, ice cream wall not allowed to be eaten while standing on the sidewalk, but this was repealed when Clint Eastwood was mayor