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Long Beach may ban drinking alcohol on floats

January 18, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The city of Long Beach is considering passing an ordinance that would stop so-called "Float-a-Paloozas" at its beaches.The informal events have happened in several other waterfront cities, where people bring alcohol to drink while on floats.

While drinking on the beach is banned, drinking on floats in the water isn't.

If passed, the Long Beach ordinance would change to ban alcohol consumption three nautical miles from the beach.

The ordinance wouldn't apply to motorboats.

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