LYNWOOD -- Lynwood residents who advertise parties via social media such as Facebook may have sheriff's deputies show up uninvited.
``Not only are sheriff's deputies monitoring the city's streets via ... real-time surveillance cameras, but they're also monitoring social media sites and public pages for anything to do with `public' parties or illegal activities,'' according to city spokeswoman Marisela Santana.
The parties, she said, become illegal when admission is charged.
``This is about taking a proactive approach to party calls and preventing them from getting out of control'' sheriff's Lt. Ernie Chavez said. ``We're not going out and telling people they can't have house parties, but we are telling them that they need to be responsible.''
The city has an ordinance for dealing with loud parties and pays the sheriff's department to have a ``party car'' on patrol on Saturday nights, Santana said.
Music that is audible from 50 feet away from its source is grounds for a violation of the city ordinance. As of the end of October, sheriff's deputies have responded to 1,299 noise reports, Santana said.