NO LOITERING . . .

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Every city in Orange County but one has a curfew, a time in which anyone under the age of 18 should be home and not loitering on or in any public street, alley or park. Each of the cities' municipal codes lists exceptions, including emergencies, attending a social or educational gathering approved by a parent or guardian or when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The "punishment" for breaking curfew is the same in each city--the minor will be taken to the police station. The police will contact the minor's parents or legal guardians and ask them to come down and pick up the child.

City Curfew Anaheim 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Brea 10 p.m. to daylight Buena Park 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Costa Mesa 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Cypress 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Fountain Valley 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Fullerton 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Garden Grove 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Huntington Beach 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Irvine 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Laguna Beach * La Habra 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. La Palma 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Los Alamitos 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Mission Viejo 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Newport Beach 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Orange 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Placentia 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. San Clemente 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. San Juan Capistrano 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Santa Ana 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Seal Beach 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Stanton none Tustin 10 p.m. to sunrise Villa Park 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Westminster 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Yorba Linda 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

* The curfew in Laguna Beach is 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. for children 14 and younger, 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. for 15- and 16-year-olds, and midnight to 6 a.m. for 17-year-olds.

Source: Municipal code books from the various cities

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