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San Onofre Win for the Nudists

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August 21, 2008 03:00AM
Nudists OK at San Onofre beach, for now
A judge tentatively rules against the state parks department, which had planned to prohibit nudity on the Trail 6 area.
By Susannah Rosenblatt
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer

August 21, 2008

Sunbathers at San Onofre State Beach can still bare it all -- at least for now -- under a tentative ruling issued by an Orange County Superior Court judge.

The nudists are suing state parks officials over the pending crackdown on au naturel recreation at the shore just south of the Orange County line. A final ruling is expected within days.

Complaining of increased lewd conduct, the state Department of Parks and Recreation had announced plans to prohibit nudity on the Trail 6 beach area after Labor Day.

In court Wednesday, Deputy Atty. Gen. Deborah Fletcher, representing the state parks, argued that the policy governing nudity in state parks was not a formal regulation but rather "an enforcement guideline," and therefore could be changed without public notice.

Though state law doesn't allow for clothing-optional areas in parks, the policy, written by a former parks director in the 1970s, suggests that citations should be made only after a member of the public complains and the violators do not voluntarily cover up.....

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-nude21-2008aug21,0,4780513.story

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San Onofre Win for the Nudists

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