HERMOSA BEACH (CBSLA) — Los Angeles County beaches were busy over the weekend as more restrictions were eased in time for the three-day weekend.

Several beaches in the county partially opened parking lots and bike paths. And although beaches were only open for active use, many were seen lounging on the sand without face coverings at Dockweiler State Beach, Hermosa Beach and Zuma Beach.

Officials patrolling the area said they were only monitoring the crowds and issuing warnings.

“This beach is full of selfish people who don’t care about anybody else,” said Bill Hallett, a Hermosa Beach resident. “Nobody’s wearing masks, nobody is following the rules.”

But at both locations, Greg Mills, reporting for CBS Los Angeles, noted that social distancing was visible, and some beach-goers were wearing masks.

Officials expect the beaches to get busier as the weather warms.

Comments (62)
  1. briguy69 says:

    Good. More of us need to get out without masks and start trying to live normal lives again. Garcetti and Newsom are on power trips, they are not at all being guided by science and logic.

    1. samuel says:

      Yes, the govt is the one breaking the “rules” in Constitution. Supreme court has already ruled that any law against constitution is “null and void”. They do not have the power to quarantine people who are not sick and no power to force any vaccine be injected or applied. If they keep it up we’ll have a real revolution this time.

      1. Steve Andrews says:

        Ya nailed it, mon, and the Democrat-captured media are evidently too bloody dense to get it. More people will die. That’s a fact — but I am not a hostage to the dying or to the dead. Heck, we’re all going to die, sooner or later. And I’m 72 with several maladies which put me smack in the middle of the most-vulnerable cohort of peeps. My advice? TEAR THE ROOF OFF OF THIS SUCKER AND KICK THE GOVERNMENT TO THE CURB! 🙂

      2. DearLC says:

        I will be 84 in July. i am relatively healthy, but have some medical issues. There is no doubt in my mind that I had the virus beginning the first week of March. By the first week of April, I began to feel much better. It is a nasty bug but didn’t affect me more than years ago when a flu shot put me in bed for a week. I go where I please, never wear a mask, but I am careful when around others. I won’t quarantine or play any of their other stupid games. People need to tell the politicians to pound sand and get on with their lives to break the chains Newsom and others are using in an attempt to control everyone. Viva la Freedom.

    2. Kevin says:

      Well, you can really tell when a story is linked to from the Drudge Report. What a bunch of idiots. If you’re so against the government advising you on your own safety, why don’t you just avoid lanes on the road? Or drive on the left because it is your “right?” Your morbidly obese “Dear Leader” keeps dropping in the polls because he diminishes the seriousness of every aspect of this situation. But remember, “our 15 cases will soon be zero,” and “this will all magically disappear by April.”

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  3. John Morris Markin says:

    whatever you say Ivan

  4. Katrina Kilian says:

    YOU can BLAME Garcetti and Newsom for this revolt…We have Had ENOUGH of them controlling our lives for the last three months…this was to be for TWO WEEKS! THE virus has mutated some 19 times…get real……get HEALTHY and LIVE instead of cowering inside. So PROUD of all of them that were out there.

    1. Fidel007 says:

      Just shows how out of touch Garcetti and Newsome are. They should be far more focused on the homeless issue. Which is way, way out of control so they spin the news and yap about putting a mask on while outside in the fresh air!? Huh? Where is the logic in that?

  5. Steve Andrews says:

    “Selfishness?!” CARAMBA! Endangering “no one” — and read “The Virtue of Selfishness” and “The Fountainhead.” Watch Democrat heads explode, flinging filthy goo all over the walls, the floors, and the ceilings. 🙂

  6. John Greenwood says:

    They have no authority for these restrictions.

    People going out in large number in defiance of this tyranny is a GOOD thing, it is how things should be.

    The “government” works for us, they are not our masters.

  7. Robert Allen says:

    When California socially distanced Japanese Americans to “save lives” at least they didn’t also force them into solitary confinement.

    1. Robert Allen says:

      Oh, and if you wonder if what side of the issue you would have come down on then, in the face of reasonable sounding edicts from Democrats on high supported by pliant media spin, then look at how you fall on the issue today. If you did not stand up or question authority and conventional wisdom now, or value liberty over lives, you absolutely would not have then.

      1. Rich B. says:

        Alex let’em do it to themselves…when the second wave crushes them so hard the ANG has to be deployed, they can eat their lunch.

  8. Remey Rune says:

    You see, the media blames Trump for the US infection numbers, but it’s personal responsibility, no matter what the orders, a lot of people are going out interacting. Any new surge in infections and death is solely on the general public, not the government

  9. Alex Teer says:

    All the Boomers from Drudge Report are spreading their garbage in the comment section. Don’t you have some Q conspiracy theories to read?

  10. Cyn says:

    Alex, aliens planted the virus and they’re just trying to fatten us up before the harvest.

  11. Deeznuts says:

    Ok… after holding my breathe for a solid 3 minutes after watching this cowboy Bill guy go on about how no-one is wearing masks while he talks without his mask on. Well done Bill. Man of the year. Now go stick your head in a ceiling fan.

  12. Neo says:

    What happened to my body my choice??? Edict by mayor or governor. What country is this?

  13. Neo says:

    Now we know who rules over us.

  14. A J says:

    History will not remember “president” Trump or the GOP kindly at all – this will be a cautionary tale for future generations about how ignorance and the denying of science can destroy a nation and kill people. Trump really is the most incompetent President this nation has ever known. TRUMP.. UNSTABLE NON-GENIUS NARCISSIST KNOWN SERIAL LIAR! …” HE’S IMPOTUS FOR A REASON. “COME NOVEMBER AMERICANS WILL REMEMBER!” 45 will sacrifice millions for his personal gain, happening now! Your president wants all the authority, none of the responsibility or accountability. Trump Death count keeps going up daily!

    1. Suran says:

      Wow! Trump is to blame? He is to blame for the virus coming out of Wuhan China. He is to blame for letting states decide their own handling of the virus. You are probably related to that person who identifies as a deer and prances around in their yard eating grass.

  15. Evelyn Opal says:

    We’re going to throw all these Democrat bums out on their heads.

    1. afr52 says:

      We may not have to. Between now and Nov they will eradicate themselves with their rush to get back to normal and thereby create the second wave that will bring America to it’s knees. And we will have done it to ourselves. I predict 300,000 dead from this by November and odds are I will be one of them.

  16. Jack says:

    Wait, weren’t MOST playing by the rules? Tf with this clickbait?

  17. Elan Really says:

    What is that stupid reporter and police officer doing with a mask on outside in the fresh air? This is idiotic.

  18. Jack Rosenbaum says:

    First of all, DrudgeReport has bought into this fear-panic of this epidemic, Drudge has been acting like this is an apocalyptic end-of-the world disease. Second of all, 9 million people die in the world a year from poverty and we don’t try to prevent those deaths because we believe in markets and capitalism. 600 thousand people die in the world a year from the flu and we don’t try to prevent those deaths with lockdowns because we we believe in markets and capitalism. 1.25 million people die in the world a year in car crashes and we don’t try to prevent those deaths with taking away cars because we we believe in markets and capitalism. 300 thousand people died in the world from the coronavirus —- and we are trying to prevent those deaths — because its politics. Next we will build pyramids like the Ancient Egyptians so everybody can live forever. Last point, preventing the flu and coronavirus requires outside fresh air, all studies saying that staying inside is the most dangerous way to live. Most coronavirus deaths were people who stayed indoors and obeyed the rules.

  19. Mark Lemmon says:

    That mask the sheriff is wearing is not M95 and therefore not functional for viruses… So why wear it?

    1. Robert Earnest says:

      All masks are good according to all the recent press reports I have read. Originally, the CDC said they wouldn’t help, but I guess they changed their mind.

  20. Robert Earnest says:

    If you are worried about catching the bug, COVID-19; you shouldn’t be going to the beach.

  21. Joanne Bailey says:

    You are being programmed to believe that not wearing a mask is “selfish” Don’t fall for it. Masks are worthless, except as visible symbols of submission to the state

  22. Don Tabor says:

    As a Libertarian activist long accustomed to resisting government overreach, I am appalled to read that many citizens, including some of my fellow Libertarians, are refusing to wear masks in public places on the belief that they are somehow standing up to big government.

    Wearing a mask is not a political statement, it is a precaution taken primarily to protect others in case you are infected but do not yet know it. Voluntary concern for the well being of others is one of the things required of a free people. People who love freedom do what is needed without being forced to do so.

    So, wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance and, if you have any suspicion that you may have been exposed, stay home from work and public places.

    Not because the president, the governor or your mayor says you have to, but because it is the right thing to do.

  23. mtsbike@aol.com says:

    Today’s New York Times (a very liberal mouthpiece) actually acknowledges that there is a huge difference in infection rates between red and blue counties. Democratic controlled counties have seen much higher infection rates and deaths.

    1. Don Tabor says:

      Naturally, Blue counties tend to be more urban and epidemics have always hit cities harder, it’s not a policy difference, it a density issue.

  24. Johnny Kay says:

    More and more people are waking up to the fact that the coronavirus “pandemic” is a fraud — an invisible, all-purpose enemy to which the government can attribute any dangers it wants to frighten and control us.

    The international corporate elite that runs things behind the scenes has taken an illness no more dangerous than the common flu (and probably far less so) and turned it into an excuse for an enormous expansion of government power and an enormous redistribution of resources — literally, trillions of dollars — from the citizens to the corporate elite.

    We have been lied to every step of the way. News reports of overworked doctors, overflowing morgues, crowded hospitals, crowded ICUs, emergency rooms inundated with thousands of COVID-19 patients, racing ambulances full of COVID-19 patients, mass graves, and refrigerated trucks full of bodies are contradicted by numerous videos of empty hospitals, empty waiting rooms, empty “testing centers”, and parked ambulances in the alleged “epicenters” of the pandemic.

    It has all been a fiction from the very beginning, both here and in other countries.

    Even in New York City at the height of the alleged pandemic, undercover reporters released videos showing New York City ERs virtually empty. No lines, nothing. Just recently, Project Veritas showed undercover video of a staged “testing center” in Michigan with hospital employees playing the patients.

    There is no legitimacy to any of it. The masks, the “social distancing”, the “social bubbles”, the “self-isolation”, the “self-quarantining”, the “contact tracing”, the “flattening the curve”, the shutdowns, the lockdowns, the push for vaccination, the push for testing, the bans on assemblies and large groups — none of that is to keep us safe, but all of it is to condition us to accept more government control, more arbitrary regimentation, more handouts to the corporate elite, and mandatory vaccination,.

    The coronavirus charade is no different from previous virus panics — SARS, MERS, Swine Flu, Zika — only now the people at the top think we are divided enough, stupid enough, and weak enough to submit to a massive acceleration of the ongoing transfer of power and wealth from us to them. Sadly, it appears that they are correct.

    Too many of us still believe — despite overwhelming historical and contemporary evidence to the contrary — that the government and the corporate media do not lie, especially about the big things. In reality, the government and the corporate media lie about everything — especially about the big things.

    The breakthrough will come when the majority of us realize that the starting point for knowing the truth about anything is to believe the opposite of what the government and the corporate media tell us.

  25. Mike Viscosi says:

    Do the math, 3 mil people should die this year from normal, heart attack, car wreck, whatever, causes. That’s around 9000 people per day. Now how many of those are the virus? Russia has an infection rate at high as ours but one tenth the death rate. Why? Because they’re not a bunch of diabetic, obese, lip ring wearing phussies. Man the fk up America. You’re making me ashamed to be American.

    1. Tam Y says:

      Wow, Mike. People must tell you all the time that you are very inspiring. You make others want to do/be better just by the quality of your words.

  26. Mike Viscosi says:

    China started this and suddenly found themselves on the horns of a dilemma. Alert the world and cut themselves off from the world till contained, or, protect Beijing and send it out to the world and put the world on the same footing. The CCP is the virus and needs to be destroyed with all possible speed before this cancer rots this planet. Live free or die.

  27. Mike Viscosi says:

    150 infected at Smithfield plant. That is no information at all, the question should be how many got sick, otherwise, they’ve just been vaccinated.

  28. MrDude says:

    It looks to me like everybody is playing by the rules. Everybody seemed socially distant on the beach itself. Just look at it. Many of the “clusters” could have been from the same home. The beach wasn’t even that crowded.

  29. Malcolm Stuart Wright says:

    As far as I can tell….most of you are ill informed and stupid. Why are Americans in such a big rush to die? Its a pandemic. Covid-19 don’t care about your Rights. Stay home, wash your hands, do social distancing. What’s hard to understand about that? Your President is a real estate developer, not a virus expert. My prediction is that by end of September, 250,000 of you will be DEAD. Your country is going down the toilet fast and most citizens have their head in the sand.

    1. John Mason says:

      As far as I can tell, YOU are ill-informed and stupid. Nope, nothing hard about staying in lockdown doing nothing but cashing checks and stiffing landlords. Hey, to your ilk, who needs an economy, when we have Democrats? OUR president is not supposed to be a virus expert. He left the advice to Dr. Fauci, THE EXPERT. (Btw, the “experts” have been thoroughly clueless.) Trump left the rules to the states. Meanwhile, you stay all comfy in your dark little hole, while the rest of us accept the risks of having a life.

  30. Dan says:

    People that refuse to wear a mask or practice social distancing because it violates their rights are doing exactly what the leftists want and will give these power hungry leftists the ammo to put us in another LOCKDOWN! They believe people are to stupid to protect themselves and can only be safe if Government regulates their lives for them! By refusing to follow the basic steps to stop the Wuhan Bat Virus from finding unprotected HOSTS it MUST have to survive and propagate you are playing right into the hands of the leftist would be dictators!

  31. Lot of right wing nuts seem to watch this station! Good luck!

  32. vortex4id says:

    Don’t buy into the fear mongering — the seven day moving average of COVID-19 deaths has been declining for three weeks. Time to open up the country.

  33. Benjamin Jones says:

    Time to open up the country- Morons running states are Demos on a “Power Trip”- throw them out of office- Both parties failed us on this virus! Trump is just a Pippet for the Big Banks and Big Business…

  34. Louis says:

    I love it that Americans are not obedient

  35. J Blair says:

    its democide – they now an illegall occupying force. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMclPOH035w&t=2m57s

  36. J Blair says:

    if contact tracing becomes mandatory, I hope to read many news stories of them being cut down like the treasonous dogs they are

  37. Jack Rail says:

    The ultraviolet rays of sunlight kill the virus, knucklehead. The rules of nature supersede the silly rules of minityrants.

  38. Matt Petty says:

    I’m to the point I’d almost prefer “Covid-19” over the incessant narcissistic complaining of Bill Hallett and his ilk. Wait…… ok… yes… I most definitley would!

  39. Carolyn N Phillips says:

    The beach was a scary place over the Memorial Day weekend. People were behaving like idiots.
    I fear for the health of myself and my neighbors who live here at the beach if unmasked people, who clearly cannot read, think, or follow scientific reporting, are allowed to come in in massive numbers and bully those of us who are social-distancing and trying to stay healthy.

    1. LA NUKKA says:

      People are thinking for themselves – they are saying no to tyranny. Dont buy the plandemic hoax.

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