Chapter 14


14.1    Curfew—Generally.

14.2    Same—Duty of parent.

14.3    Blinder racks.

14.1 Curfew—Generally.

It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of eighteen years to loiter, idle, wander, stroll, or play in or upon the public streets, lanes, alleys, roads, highways, parks, playgrounds, or other public grounds, public buildings, places of amusement and entertainment, vacant lots, or other unsupervised places between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and daylight immediately following; provided, however, that the provisions of this section do not apply when the minor is accompanied by his or her parent or parents, guardian, or other adult person having the care and custody of the minor, or when the minor is returning directly home from a meeting, entertainment or recreational activity directed, supervised or sponsored by the local educational authorities, or when the presence of the local educational authorities, or when the presence of such minor in said place or places is connected with and required by some legitimate business, trade, profession or occupation or when said minor is upon emergency errand or legitimate business directed by his or her parent or legal guardian. (Ord. No. 444, § 1; Ord. No. 86-22, § 1, 11-17-86)

14.2 Same—Duty of parent.

It shall be unlawful for any parent or legal guardian to permit, aid, abet, or encourage any such minor to violate the provisions of section 14.1 hereof. (Ord. No. 444, § 2; Ord. No. 86.22, § 1, 11-17-86)

14.3 Blinder racks.

It shall be unlawful to display or permit to be displayed material which is harmful to minors, as those terms are defined by Section 313 of the California Penal Code, in any public place other than one from which minors are excluded, unless devices commonly known as blinder racks are kept in front of the material, so that the lower two-thirds (2/3) of the material is not exposed to view. (Ord. No. 93-8, § 4, 3-15-93)


State law references—Employment of minors in certain occupations prohibited, Lab. C.A., § 1294.

    Cross references—Adult businesses, Ch. 2A; dances and dance halls, Ch. 8.