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State cleared to clamp down on nude beaches
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/21/9 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 07/21/2009 7:26:26 AM PDT by SmithL

Keep that towel handy. California parks officials can enforce a ban on nudity at any state beach, even in areas that have been informally designated as "clothing optional," a state appeals court says.

The new policy will take effect immediately, although officers will decide whether to warn, cite or arrest violators, said Roy Stearns, spokesman for the state Parks and Recreation Department.

"I'm pretty sure that we will try to tread lightly to get compliance at first," he said Monday, three days after the appellate court in Santa Ana published its ruling as a statewide precedent. "We're not in the business of hassling people. ... Officer discretion will play a role."

Still, he noted, the ruling overturned a 30-year-old policy that had allowed sunbathers and swimmers to bask unclothed in isolated sections of state beaches from San Diego to Eureka. Park rangers intervened only if someone complained, and then would merely tell the nudist to don a swimsuit or leave.

The ruling doesn't apply to federal parkland such as the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which includes San Francisco's North Baker Beach and several other Bay Area sites frequented by the unclad, or private land such as a portion of Muir Beach in Marin County. The National Park Service does not prohibit nudity on its land, said Chris Powell, spokeswoman for the national recreation area.

But some popular clothing-optional state beaches, such as Gray Whale Cove south of Pacifica and Red Rock Beach in Mount Tamalpais State Park, will be affected.

Lawyers for the Naturist Action Committee, which sued unsuccessfully to preserve a clothing-optional zone at San Onofre State Beach in Orange County, said they would appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court and lobby the Parks and Recreation Department to exercise its long-unused authority to designate...

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Hobbies; Outdoors; Society
KEYWORDS: california; goldenstate; ileftmyclothes; naked; napl; nudebeaches; publicnudity; sanfrancisco; summer; summercamp; suntan
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1 posted on 07/21/2009 7:26:27 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

TTIWWP!..............


2 posted on 07/21/2009 7:28:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Inquiring minds want to know, but American Idol minds could care less...)
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To: SmithL

I say we make FR ‘clothing optional.’ What? It already is? LOL!

(I can think of ten guys that most likely post here nekkid...)


3 posted on 07/21/2009 7:29:17 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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Back when I was a new Cub Scout leader, a Boy Scout Troop invited our Webelos to camp with them at San Francisco’s Battery Chamberlain. I wish someone had warned me that it overlooks clothing-optional Baker Beach.


4 posted on 07/21/2009 7:29:44 AM PDT by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: SmithL
The National Park Service does not prohibit nudity on its land,

A regulation promulgated in response to incidents in the White House during the Clinton years.

5 posted on 07/21/2009 7:30:43 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SmithL

First they tax the shirt off my back and everything else they can get from me and then they bust me at the nude beach.
6 posted on 07/21/2009 7:31:38 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I usually FReep in my asbestos undies.


7 posted on 07/21/2009 7:31:40 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SmithL

However the cub scouts probably thought it the best campout they ever had.


8 posted on 07/21/2009 7:32:59 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Officer discretion will play a role."

I expect a rash of shootings of nude beach patrons by cops exercising their discretion to start very soon.

9 posted on 07/21/2009 7:33:24 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

definition: Posting nekkid... posting without a spell checker.


10 posted on 07/21/2009 7:34:45 AM PDT by dblshot
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To: SmithL

And we all know the elephantine government cannot ‘tread lightly.’ On anything.


11 posted on 07/21/2009 7:36:31 AM PDT by relictele
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To: dblshot


However the cub scouts probably thought it the best campout they ever had.”

I don’t know... Seems gay beaches were always gay cruising grounds when I was in California.


12 posted on 07/21/2009 7:39:34 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: SmithL

Would you have packed the bigger binoculars?


13 posted on 07/21/2009 7:51:45 AM PDT by stormer
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To: SmithL
Reminds me of the story about the NY secretary who saved her money for a Florida vacation. When she got to the hotel she asked the desk clerk where would be a good place to get some sun. He replied the roof was nice and there was seldom anyone up there. So that afternoon she goes out on the roof, spreads out her stuff and spends an hour or so, turning over from time to time. Later that evening she notices she's getting a bit red from the sun but also that has some very obvious tan lines.

Next day she goes up on the roof and since no one’s around she takes off her bathing suit top and bottom and folds them carefully on a towel right next to her. In a few minutes she hears someone running up the stairs to the roof. She calmly reaches out, takes her towel and covers herself with it. A very red-faced bell hop comes up to her, out of breath, and says, “M’am, the manager says you got to put your clothes back on, right now!” She responds, “Why? There's no one up here and I've this towel to cover myself if someone comes around?” The bell hop tells her, “I know that, M’am. But you're lying on the skylight to the dinning room!”

14 posted on 07/21/2009 7:54:01 AM PDT by jwparkerjr (Palin Must GO! to the white house)
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To: Lurker

I was thinking about the headline Clamping Down.


15 posted on 07/21/2009 7:54:17 AM PDT by Global2010 (Noli Perturbati)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
(I can think of ten guys that most likely post here nekkid...)

Why are you thinking of me, Diana? ;^)

16 posted on 07/21/2009 7:54:55 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: dblshot
definition: Posting nekkid... posting without a spell checker.

More definitions

Naked: You have no clothes on.

Nekkid: You have no clothes on and you're up to something.

(Lewis Grizzard)

17 posted on 07/21/2009 7:56:50 AM PDT by newheart (Obama. We kind of underestimated the creepiness.)
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To: Just another Joe; Diana in Wisconsin
Why are you thinking of me, Diana? ;^)

Pssst... hey, Joe: we're all nekkid under our clothes.

18 posted on 07/21/2009 7:57:07 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: jwparkerjr

Good One.

and one I never heard.


19 posted on 07/21/2009 7:57:41 AM PDT by Global2010 (Noli Perturbati)
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To: SmithL

What happened to the constitutional right to bare arms?

A few years back I visited the nude cove at Malibu a few times. It wasn’t bad since the oldies and fatties were discouraged. The surreal part though was watching a series of tour boats troll by the beach full of badly dressed pervy tourists.


20 posted on 07/21/2009 8:00:47 AM PDT by tlb
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To: dblshot; stormer

The Cubs seemed pretty unfazed by it all. On the way home, we had our first little talk about things you see in San Francisco may not be acceptable in the rest of the Country.

The campout occurred in the early `90s, and I saw jewelry in places I hadn’t even imagined before.


21 posted on 07/21/2009 8:02:40 AM PDT by SmithL (The Golden State demands all of your gold)
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To: SmithL
The new policy will take effect immediately, although officers will decide whether to warn, cite or arrest violators, said Roy Stearns, spokesman for the state Parks and Recreation Department.

My guess is that, depending on how good looking the person is will determine if they get a warning, a citation, or arrested!! LOL!!!

22 posted on 07/21/2009 8:03:43 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: r9etb
Pssst... hey, Joe: we're all nekkid under our clothes.

Whaaaaaaat?
You mean I'm nekkid at work?

Oh my!

23 posted on 07/21/2009 8:04:21 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: SmithL

Save the economy-—buy a bathing suit!
I say designate one beach for those liberals who
must swim in the nude and tax them royally for it, eheheheh! Good little socialists won’t mind anyhow so soak ‘em like they wish it on others.


24 posted on 07/21/2009 8:04:31 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo

Actually if you market it correctly, you could turn it into the latest trendy thing and a status symbol. Market it as “edgy” and “in your face” and set up specialized zones and the celebs will pay hand over fist.


25 posted on 07/21/2009 8:17:33 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: dblshot

LOL — that would make a good tag line!


26 posted on 07/21/2009 8:37:37 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (GOP: Stop listening, start doing -- we need new leaders!)
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To: SmithL
"We're not in the business of hassling people. ... Officer discretion will play a role."

Sounds like they plan on using our guilty/not guilty rules. ; )

27 posted on 07/21/2009 8:41:46 AM PDT by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: newheart; Slings and Arrows

Naked: All of your clothes are off
Nude: None of your clothes are on


28 posted on 07/21/2009 10:38:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: dblshot
However the cub scouts probably thought it the best campout they ever had.

Probably not, the majority, if not all, of nude beaches in Calif. are dominated by homos. Public depravity is common.

29 posted on 07/21/2009 11:12:35 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Naked: All of your clothes are off
Nude: None of your clothes are on

Nekkid: All your clothes are off and you're looking for trouble.


30 posted on 07/21/2009 11:19:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: SmithL

Fire Island (NY) and Sandy Hook (NJ) both have nude beaches, despite being under the auspices of the National Park Service.


31 posted on 07/21/2009 11:20:36 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: doorgunner69
nude beaches in Calif. are dominated by homos
I'm so naive! Guess that comes from not being on the coasts. I know fire Island NY is really bad.
32 posted on 07/21/2009 12:09:15 PM PDT by dblshot
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
(I can think of ten guys that most likely post here nekkid...)

How'd ya know? I doesn't gots no Webcam!

Who're the other nine? (Just want to see if it matches my list.)

33 posted on 07/21/2009 2:43:59 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: Joe 6-pack

“I usually FReep in my asbestos undies.”

You need to, LOL! :)


35 posted on 07/21/2009 4:51:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: dblshot

I didn’t want to post ‘naked’ because this IS a Family-Friendly Site.

Well, except for all the nudity, LOL! ;)


36 posted on 07/21/2009 4:52:17 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Just another Joe; patton; Lazmataz; martin_fierro; JoeSixPack

You’re on the list! ;)

I’m thinking you, patton, most definitely Laz, martin fierro, joe six pack...just off top, LOL!


37 posted on 07/21/2009 4:55:38 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: SmithL

The boys gotta learn about it somewhere, Smithy! ;)


38 posted on 07/21/2009 4:56:27 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: newheart

“Naked: You have no clothes on. Nekkid: You have no clothes on and you’re up to something.” ~ Lewis Grizzard

Thank you! Finally someone ‘gets’ me! :)


39 posted on 07/21/2009 4:58:41 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: tflabo

Wisconsin has one. I’ve seen it with my own eyes while canoing down the Wisconsin River. Mostly gay men parading their junk. Go figure. *SNORT*

http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/9011/mazo.html

Yes, all good things have rules and here they are:

No sexual conduct on the beach (Right! That NEVER happens; you can tell it never happens by the truckloads of used condoms cleaned up each week!)

No glass allowed on the beach (Obviously!)

You must not be seen nude from the parking lot (Why spoil the fun?)

Before taking someone’s picture ask thier permission (I did not correct spelling mistakes; and really, what fun is having nude pictures if someone says it’s OK?)

Pick up your garbage and dispose of it properly (Dispose of each other, Freaks!

Pets are allowed, but you must clean up after them (I won’t even go there!)


40 posted on 07/21/2009 5:04:26 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: SmithL
California parks officials can enforce a ban on nudity at any state beach, even in areas that have been informally designated as "clothing optional," a state appeals court says.

Actually, no they can't.

For only those capable of exerting the most force can make their will apparent.

So, for example: if the Chinese military, en mass, decides to enforce the ability for nude bathers to bathe nude at California beaches... then all of California's court opinions mean jack-squat.

:-P

41 posted on 07/21/2009 5:10:15 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

You? You wear woolen long-johns year round...and your back flap is missing a button, LOL! ;)


42 posted on 07/21/2009 6:07:48 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; Just another Joe; patton; Lazmataz; JoeSixPack
Yeah, I surf naked.

Made you look!

43 posted on 07/21/2009 6:13:23 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

THAT’S what I’m talkin’ about! ;)


44 posted on 07/21/2009 6:15:58 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: clamper1797; SmithL; Diana in Wisconsin
State cleared to clamp down on nude beaches

I blame you.

45 posted on 07/21/2009 6:17:59 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Woolies? OMG! I forgot I had them on; I thought I just had a hairy body.


46 posted on 07/21/2009 7:59:54 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Well, you would have to. ;-)


47 posted on 07/22/2009 4:36:18 AM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: tlb
It wasn’t bad since the oldies and fatties were discouraged.

Yeah, as if we weren't discouraged enough already.

48 posted on 07/22/2009 4:39:39 AM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good one, Slings.


49 posted on 07/22/2009 4:45:30 AM PDT by TheOldLady (0bama -- Beloved of the Morningstar)
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To: ApplegateRanch

You’re a little late for your ‘spring shearing’ this year, aren’t ya? ;)


50 posted on 07/22/2009 5:30:01 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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