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Oct 27, 2012
 
I am just curious what are my rights and what would be the right course of action for me to take.

My neighbors are into boy scouts and often have late night parties with kids playing, screaming in the back yard till late hours in the night and when I say late I mean 11-1130pm.

It's very hard to put my kids to sleep and sleep myself with constant screaming and banging noises.

Overall they are ok. Yes they have many visitors every now and then who take up the entire street parking but that doesn't bother me as much as late night noise.

I am thinking of talking to them and suggesting the have day parties instead of night. Can I do that?

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Livermore 94551

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Oct 28, 2012
 
[QUOTE who="Hmm!"]I am just curious what are my rights and what would be the right course of action for me to take.

My neighbors are into boy scouts and often have late night parties with kids playing, screaming in the back yard till late hours in the night and when I say late I mean 11-1130pm.

It's very hard to put my kids to sleep and sleep myself with constant screaming and banging noises.

Overall they are ok. Yes they have many visitors every now and then who take up the entire street parking but that doesn't bother me as much as late night noise.

I am thinking of talking to them and suggesting the have day parties instead of night. Can I do that?[/QUOTE]
After 10pm they can be issued a noise violation by the police. But if you don't want to ruin your neighbor relationship, try talking to them first. I think your concerns are totally reasonable, and they should understand. Maybe after 10pm they could take it inside so the noise doesn't go into your house.
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Livermore, CA

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Oct 28, 2012
 
I can sympathise - the past 10 years I've had a similar problem next door. This jerk LOVES to party and acts more like a frat boy than parent.

Screaming kids, club music to drown out that noise and drunk adults yelling over all of that until midnight or later.

Too many times to count we have to close our doors and windows in order to listen to our music, watch TV or take a phone call [NOT kidding]. The a$$ just moved so for the first time in 10+ years we can use our backyard. Everyone has commented how quiet our neighborhood is now that this jerk has left. It's amazing.

Talking to these jerks does no good - they'll act like your an old fart. This guy told me "I can't even use my own backyard" when we complained - he had no clue or concern the impacts of his constant noise had on anyone else. It was impossible to sit side by side outback and have a conversation over his BS. I like to have fun too AND I believe you can have fun while being a courteous neighbor.

Livermore needs to update their noise ordinance that was written 40+ years ago when this was farmland.

Good luck!

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Oct 28, 2012
 
As stated above, the city has a noise ordinance.....usually talking to them will work, sometimes they simply don't recognize there is an issue until someone brings it up. Good luck!
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Oct 28, 2012
 
Thank you all. I will go talk to them and see how that goes :)

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Oct 29, 2012
 
Keep us informed!

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Oct 29, 2012
 
Yeah, I was going to say the same thing. Let us know how it goes.

My brothers have parties at my dad's house when he's out of town. One night they got pretty loud pretty late. The next day the neighbor came over to express his frustration over no sleep. So having another party that night, my brothers made sure they had everyone inside and out of the pool by midnight as the neighbor had asked. If your neighbors are reasonable people, I think they should understand and make reasonable adjustments for you and your kids.
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Livermore, CA

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Oct 29, 2012
 
My neighbors are loud until 4am and when I call the cops the cops treat me like crap because because they want me to talk to my neigbhors. When other neighbors have talked to the noisy folks they have retaliated by poisoning pets, shooting rockets at other peoples houses and so on. Or they pretend not to speak english and they get up in your face.

My best advice is to keep your mouth shut and try to ignore them.

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Brentwood, CA

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Nov 8, 2012
 
Ignoring them wont make the problem go away, and constantly calling the police before talking to them will only make it worse. I suggest walking over and reasoning with them. Dont tell them that they are being disrepectful and don't try to be neighborhood watch. Simply tell them that you've noticed a trend and would appreciate it if they could keep the volume down. If they decide to be obnoxious about it then keep a log of each incident and call the police when it gets really bad.

I have a similar problem with my neighbors across the street, only difference is my neighbors kids are the ones doing it since the parents are gone. If you notice that these people are drunk or being belligerant then it becomes a safety issue for you and your neighbors and the police should be called only if they are outside doing this. The fact is that no one should have to put up with other peoples excessive noise. Use y our discretion.

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Dec 17, 2012
 

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Give them he** and never let them get in your personal space. Mine know me very well here. Some learned the hard way but it's all cool now.

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Jan 20, 2013
 
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