Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

A woman stokes a fire at Dockweiler State Beach, which runs next to Los Angeles International Airport. The city’s early morning curfew applies to all beaches between Will Rogers State Beach in Pacific Palisades and Cabrillo Beach in San Pedro.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

L.A., whose midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew includes Dockweiler State Beach, is shaping up as the first big battleground over the issue. The state wants the curfew relaxed, but the city vows to fight.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Cyclists cast long shadows across the sand as the setting sun casts a golden glow on Dockweiler State Beach.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

Lifeguard stands line Venice Beach, where the city of Los Angeles' midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew applies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A police SUV patrols the Venice Beach boardwalk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

A woman sleeps just off the Venice Beach boardwalk.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Legal fight over beach curfews brewing

The Week in Pictures | August 19 – 25, 2013

Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who released more than...   View Post»

   

Legal fight over beach curfews brewing

Pictures in the News | April 29, 2013

Monday's Pictures in the News begins in Los Angeles with an injured Lakers player, Kobe Bryant, consoling teammate Pau Gasol late in the 4th quarter as the team was eliminated...   View Post»

   

Return to Southern California

Return to Southern California

Luis Luna returned to his hometown of South Gate in May. His arms and legs were scraped raw...   View Post»

   

Legal fight over beach curfews brewing

The Week in Pictures | Feb 28 - March 6, 2011

Every week we bring you the very best in visual journalism from around the world. This week the conflict in Libya again took center stage as rebels gained control of cities...   View Post»

Legal fight over beach curfews brewing

A battle is brewing in Los Angeles over the city’s longstanding midnight- to-5 a.m. beach curfew. The California Coastal Commission has told city officials that the curfew  is illegal without state approval, setting the stage for similar challenges to beach curfews established by cities up and down the coast.

The dispute is likely to rekindle debate over coastal access, with beach cities arguing that the curfews are needed to ward off late-night crime on the beaches and coastal regulators advocating for the public’s right to be on the sand whenever they want.

See the photo gallery above for photographer Luis Sinco’s images from Dockweiler and Venice beaches, where Los Angeles’ curfew is well-known to beachgoers.

Read Tony Barboza’s full story,  “Coastal panel challenges beach curfews.”

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published