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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
The City Council decided this week to consider banning skateboarding and roller-skating in some commercial areas. After receiving a complaint from the owner of a large commercial and retail center, council members unanimously agreed Tuesday to consider a law outlawing skaters in areas where property owners post signs. The proposed law will go before the council Sept. 3.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1991 | TOM McQUEENEY
The City Council has approved a law that will allow commercial centers to outlaw skateboarding and roller skating on their properties. The ordinance, passed unanimously Tuesday night, takes effect Oct. 17. It will allow businesses to outlaw skating activities by posting signs, and empowers police to issue citations to violators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 1991
One day The Times reports that a Laguna Beach police officer who failed to shut off his engine and set his parking brake, thereby critically injuring a man, is not even to be disciplined by his department ("Officer Whose Car Ran Over Man Won't Face Charges," Oct. 30). The next day The Times reports that two children in Laguna Niguel were handcuffed and arrested for skateboarding in public. Welcome to the bizarre world of law enforcement in Orange County. TOM CHAMBERS, Huntington Beach
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
Responding to complaints from business owners, the City Council this week unanimously approved an ordinance prohibiting roller skating and skateboarding in certain areas of the city. The ordinance will take effect in 30 days. For private property, owners can request that signs be posted to designate the property as "no roller-skating and skateboarding zones."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
About 35 young people filled the City Council chambers Monday to discuss a proposed ordinance that could put the skids on skateboarding in some areas of Laguna Niguel. The ordinance would allow the council to ban skateboarding, roller-skating and bicycling at commercial centers if requested by business owners. County Sheriff's Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1993 | FRANK MESSINA
After receiving a number of complaints from merchants, the City Council this week approved an ordinance that bans skateboarding from certain areas of the city, including shopping malls and some public grounds. As store owners and skateboard supporters eyed each other from across the council chambers, council members cited dozens of complaints to City Hall and reports of damage before passing the new law Monday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 1991 | ZION BANKS
At the request of miffed 15th Street residents, the city's Traffic Affairs Committee plans to recommend to the City Council that skateboarding along that street from the ocean to the bay be banned. Jean VanOrnum, who brought complaints of property damage caused by skaters to the City Council, said a ban at Newport Pier forced the skaters south to 15th Street. She said skateboarders whiz in and out of traffic, endanger pedestrians and destroy public and private property.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Calling a proposed skateboard ordinance too vague, the City Council on Tuesday night postponed a decision to ban skateboarding in areas of the city where requested. Council members said they wanted city staff to "fine-tune" the measure so that it specifically targets recreational skateboarding that might cause safety problems in commercial areas and other public places. The draft ordinance now makes no distinction between responsible and reckless use of skateboards. Councilman James F.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 25, 1993 | MIMI KO and MARTIN MILLER
The City Council has tentatively approved an ordinance that allows property owners to post "no skateboarding" signs and call police for enforcement. The new law could potentially ban skateboarding throughout the city. Mayor Gail H. Kerry said that is why she voted against the ordinance, which passed Monday on a 4-1 vote. "Now you're going to find people that just like to post signs and call police every time they see someone on a skateboard," she said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST
In a move toward what one councilman called the "decriminalization of skateboarding in Laguna Beach," the City Council has given preliminary approval to an ordinance that would allow skateboarding on some city sidewalks. Currently, skateboarders can legally enjoy their sport only on city streets, an option some believe is unsafe. "Staff recognizes that, much like the surfboarding and bodysurfing conflicts of years ago . . .
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