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Bocce balls at Campo di Bocce in Los Gatos
The law, first enacted in the 1880s, prohibited Los Gatonians from throwing, catching, or striking a ball on a public thoroughfare. It may not be California's strangest law: according to one compilation of anachronistic orginances, in Los Angeles it's illegal to hunt for moths under a streetlight.
It'll take one more Town Council vote, scheduled for September 7, before the law is finally sacked.