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Football Banned on LA Public Beaches

The fun Sunday at the beach with friends can now get you in trouble!

The next time Los Angeles residents want to play football at a public beach, they're going to have to travel farther. 

The county Board of Supervisors revised an ordinance earlier this week banning the throwing of Frisbees and other items, such as footballs, to cut down on injuries.

Tickets for the first offense cost $100 and $200 for the second offense. The third offense comes at a steep price of $500. 

But don't worry, there are limitations as beach-goers are still allowed to play with beach balls and volleyballs. The new ordinance will only be enforced during the busy season starting Memorial Day and ending on Labor Day as long as the ball playing doesn't harm or endanger any one or thing. Football and Frisbee games are allowed in designated areas during the crowded summer.

Lifeguards will be given the power to stop games if they believe disrupts other patrons.

The ball playing restrictions aren't the only new rules for the beach. The new ordinance prevents swimmers from going 200 meters seaward from the shore and nudity fines of $1,000.

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