Recent news reports on the County’s beach ordinance largely have been either misleading or inaccurate.
No, the Board has not cracked down on Frisbee-throwing and beach balls. No, we are not trying to outlaw fun. Rather, we lifted a long-standing ban on those items to facilitate their use. To that end, the County Department of Beaches and Harbors came up with a sensible policy to give lifeguards some leeway in keeping the public safe during our busiest seasons.
Click here for the release from the Department of Beaches and Harbors, and click here for a news report by the L.A. Times, which gets the story right.