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County orders California neighborhood to take Christmas lights down

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A California county’s Public Works Department ordered homeowners in a small neighborhood known for its elaborate Christmas light displays that they’re going to have to pull the plug because they’re in violation of county code.

The estimated 15 to 20 homeowners who received the letter are scratching their heads, given that the holiday tradition has gone without complaint for about five years, according to KTLA Channel 5 News.

“We’re in violation of a county ordinance that we’re not quite sure of,” resident Brian Kopiec told KTLAl. “When we bought the house, the people that sold it to us told us what a great neighborhood it was, and they actually warned us that this neighborhood goes great at Christmas

The letter gave residents until Wednesday to turn the lights off.

“I think it’s actually horrible, what they’re doing to us,” Kopiec said. “All the poor kids — they love [the lighting display], and it really brings the neighborhood

One more nail in Christmas’s coffin. Watch the KTLA news report.


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