This turns out being a NSS for me personally but not for the other 20 cars I witnessed getting tickets.
I went to lunch at a small plaza near the 405 and 55 in Santa Ana, forgot the name off the top of my head, anyway it requires a left turn into the plaza, and one would think the first left is allowed, however I found out this is not the case. The first left is DO NOT ENTER, but the sign isn't very visible, and driving into the lot seems logical, anyway i noticed 3 or 4 cars lined up and talking to a police officer, figured he was directing traffic and i waited in the non turn lane to turn, he starts waving vehicles forward but they arent going to any of the parking spots.
I got frustrated of waiting, and drove to the second left entrance, the legal entrance, then it dawned on me, the cop was ticketing everyone who made that turn for the sign i hardly saw because of the cars lined up. So I sat down and had lunch, and watched the cop wave more cars into ticket land, and it appeared no excuse was good enough... when people wisened up and traffic lessened, the cop got out a tape measure and walked around the lot and cited a few trucks for being too tall I can only assume.
I asked about it at work, and supposedly, this motor bike cop does this daily, and there rarely are repeat offenders, so this is obviously a problem with the singage and with a dick head cop waving in the tickets.