Tipping Them and Tipping Them

During their April 20 meeting the Chula Vista City Council approved the posting of signs prohibiting the use of alcoholic beverages at Rienstra Park. The issue first came forward from members of the South Bay Little League and Pony League.

“The adults are getting too overcarried drinking after the Little League games and they’re staying there at the park,” said Little League Board member and parent Ed Lopez. “They’re just tipping them and tipping them…eventually it’s going to create a problem.” Lopez believes that the alcohol could eventually lead to brawls between angry inebriated parents.

Little League coach Steve Alanis told the city council that he has witnessed a lot of drinking at the fields and also says that eventually it could become an issue. “I think it should be stopped,” said Alanis.

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Alcohol ban at a park in Chula Vista! Oh no, Mr. Bill!

Alert Carolyn Matteo! Wake up, speak up!

“They’re just tipping them and tipping them…eventually it’s going to create a problem.” Lopez believes that the alcohol could eventually lead to brawls between angry inebriated parents.

Could of, would of, should huv.

We are becoming a polcie state, where everything that is part of life is being banned or regulated b/c some yahoo's think "that eventually it could become an issue."

Boo Hoo. I remember when you could bring keggers down to Mission Beach.

Well, I tell ya something, SurfPup my dear, those parents are not far from wrong.

There is an alcohol ban at Memorial Park. On Sundays when many of the adult leagues play, whether soccer or baseball or softball or whatever, after the games they break out the beers and sit there and drink for hours. The next morning, when the parents are walking with their children through the park to take them to the local elementary, and when the preteen-age kids are walking through the park to the middle school, they are making their way through litter blowing all over the place, overflowing trash cans, torn empty cartons of Corona circling the cans. I personally don't think that's a good thing for the mothers and small children to have to contemplate early on a Monday morning, the filth and leftovers of drunken grown men who live and work in this community, and I don't think it sets a very good example for at-risk youngsters; this is not what I consider role model conduct. And that's that there is an alcohol ban at the park! With signs posted!

Now, do I want anybody arrested for drinking a beer at a birthday party at a park, or even those guys who drink all that beer after a game? No, and I don't think the police would do that. The alcohol ban aims to reduce to a manageable level the people who want to get together and drink themselves stupid by ticketing the worst of the offenders.

well SurfPuppy i guess the only place left is the Colorado River on Memorial Day weekend

or have the bass and catfish complained..drinking responsibly is the way...but many don't and they make the rest of us WINE

well SurfPuppy i guess the only place left is the Colorado River on Memorial Day weekend

Im with that suggestion 100%! Get me out of this police county!

BTW-you see me in my avatar pic.... in the fornt of the boat.... cruising down the river.....yipppeeeee!

You can always go to Panther Valley, PA and sip some suds.

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