The Year of No: 10 Things Banned in L.A. in 2010
As the year comes to a close, the lists of what went down this year are ever-plentiful. One list that caught our attention is LA Weekly's Top 10 Los Angeles Bans of 2010, which takes a look at all the things that stopped being legal in our city this year.From fast food bans, plastic bag bans, pet shop bans and smoking on your own patio bans, Los Angeles got a serious dose of "no" this year - all under the guise of making things safer for Angelenos. But are all these bans good for us?
The South Central fast food ban is meant to reduce junk food in economically challenged areas. The temporary rave ban is in place to make partying safer in the future. The "don't park your RV on city streets" ban was supposed to keep the streets clean. The "no smoking on your own patio" ban is ostensibly to keep your neighbors and passerby safe from lung cancer. And the on/off ban on medical marijuana dispensaries? You know that drill.
What now-illegal privilege do you mourn most and what still-legal sin will you indulge in with a new fervor before the 2011 ban wagon gets rolling?