Chapter 9.48


9.48.010    Fortune-telling and occult practices deemed unlawful.

*    For statutory provisions on fraudulently obtaining money or property by means of pretensions to fortunetelling, see Penal Code §332.

9.48.010 Fortune-telling and occult practices deemed unlawful.

It is unlawful for any person to exhibit, engage in or conduct in the city, for a fee or other compensation or remuneration or any representative of value or other consideration whatsoever, the business, art or practice of astrology, palmistry, phrenology, life-reading, fortunetelling, cartomancy, clairvoyance, clairaudience, crystalgazing, hypnotism (except in the course of the professional practice of medicine or psychology by a person who is licensed by the state to practice such a profession), mediumship, prophecy, augury, divination, mind-reading, magic or necromancy. (Ord. 167 §1, 1975: Ord. 53 §1, 1954).