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Old 09-08-2010, 10:00 PM
 
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Damn Majoun, that's the same link I found. It doesn't lead to 41.27(c). Not on my computer.

How about this link to 41.27(c)? You couldn't find it, I couldn't find it. Gimme a quote on the exact wording of 41.27(c). Gimme a link to that exact part of LAMC.
"(c) No person shall drink any malt, spirituous or vinous liquor containing more than one-half of one per cent of alcohol by volume, upon any street, sidewalk or parkway, park, playground, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, or in any railroad depot or bus station, or in any public place, or in any place open to the patronage of the public, which premises are not licensed for the consumption of such liquor on the premises."

Nothing about drinking inside your property, on the porch, on the steps, or in the doorway, in public view. At all.

The San Francisco Police Code DOES prohibit drinking in public view IF the person drinking is not the owner, the tenant, or someone authorized to be there by them. IMO it's designed more to prevent vagrants from drinking where they're not supposed to be.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:40 PM
 
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"or in any public place, or in any place open to the patronage of the public"

A public place sounds like my front yard.

Please feel free to offer any other authoritative sources who could verify it is or is not legal to suck a beer in my front yard.

Please feel free to call your local PD and tell us what their reaction is to my scenario (posted above).
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:19 PM
 
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No I don't think it will pass unless the stoners register to vote, don't take me wrong because I don't mind it passing.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:52 AM
 
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"or in any public place, or in any place open to the patronage of the public"

A public place sounds like my front yard.
Your front yard isn't a public place according to the general legal definition of one. The sidewalk or the street in front of where you live is.

In general, the only people who get arrested for drinking in their yards are either minors, people causing trouble, or suspected gang members in gang injunction areas.

The Culver City statute is identical to the L.A. statute (except for the part about Veteran's Park during Fiesta La Ballona which is Culver City-specific), and I drank on my front steps all the time in full view of police. If Culver City cops could bust you for something, they will. I don't know if you've ever lived in Culver City or spent much time in Culver City but the CCPD won't let you get away with ANYTHING. Kind of like Burbank or Glendale closer to where you're at.

I also drank on my front steps and front porch when I lived within L.A. city limits including when police cars passed by and NOTHING happened to me, not even when I was underage. Nor have I ever heard of anything happening to anyone aside from those creating disturbances or in gang injunction areas. Not even in the Ed Davis or Daryl Gates eras. I've seen people drinking in front of their houses in areas ranging on the economic scale from Pacific Palisades to Lincoln Heights and everything in between.

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Please feel free to call your local PD and tell us what their reaction is to my scenario (posted above).
Since I haven't moved back to L.A. yet, and the San Francisco Police Code is very specific about drinking in one's yard, front steps, or doorway being restricted to owners, tenants, and authorized persons, there's nothing to ask. The LA Municipal Code provision is more vague.
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:33 AM
 
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Well Majoun I expect you're going to continue on until you've worn me out. I'll accept the word of the police officer I spoke to on the telephone. Have fun.
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