Last Saturday, coastal San Pedro neighborhoods were overwhelmed by motorcyclists roaring to a non-permitted picnic at Joan Milke Flores Park.
As many as 6,000 bikers gathered at the park, revving altered engines, overtaking streets, parking illegally and later becoming rowdy.
Police dispersed the crowd late in the afternoon, but, as the Daily Breeze headline stated, the motorcyclists left a “bad taste” in the community.
Councilwoman Janice Hahn has asked the Los Angeles city attorney to investigate whether the incident constitutes unlawful assembly.
“While people have the right to gather at our parks, when a small party turns into thousands of people, it is clear that we require a permit for a reason,” Hahn said.