Saturday, March 13, 2010

SAN ONOFRE UNDER ATTACK UPDATE 10-22-09

San Onofre Friends,
Below is the NAC Update concerning the NAC/FOSOB lawsuit to keep the clothing optional beach a trail-6 open for naturist use. Today, the California Supreme Court denied our petition for review and request that the Court de-publish the Appellate Court opinion. While this is a major setback, the fight is far from over. We are not giving up on San Onofre or any other clothing optional beaches in California. This turn of events makes it all the more important that we fight harder than ever. The Parks Department has the authority to designate clothing optional areas in state parks. It’s time that the department started serving the public and exercise that authority in a meaningful way.
Please check back at this website often for further updates and information.
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NATURIST ACTION COMMITTEE
UPDATE
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DATE : October 22, 2009

SUBJECT :
San Onofre Update
TO : All naturists and other concerned citizens

Dear Naturist,
This is an update from the Naturist Action Committee (NAC) on the status of San Onofre State Beach and NAC's ongoing effort on behalf of naturists there.

In June of this year, a California state court of appeal ruled in favor of the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) in its appeal of a Superior Court's ruling from 2008 that had favored naturists. The Naturist Action Committee and Friends of San Onofre Beach subsequently sought a ruling from the California Supreme Court. Today, the California Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

The appellate ruling was initially unpublished, but at the request of DPR, the appellate court later published the ruling. NAC requested that the ruling be de-published. However, as an adjunct to today's announcement, the California Supreme Court refused NAC's request to de-publish.

At issue in the lawsuit was whether DPR has followed proper procedure in abruptly ending the application of the Cahill/Harrison regulation at San Onofre State Beach. Cahill/Harrison is long-standing and well-known means for managing and regulating the clothing-optional use of portions of state parks.
TICKETS FOR NUDITY ARE POSSIBLE AT ALL CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS
The Supreme Court's refusal to hear the case allows the possibility that rangers may immediately begin issuing citations for nudity under Title 14, Section 4322 of the California Code of Regulations. Because the appeal ruling was published, this threat applies not only at San Onofre State Beach, but at ALL UNITS OF THE CALIFORNIA STATE PARK SYSTEM.
MORE INFORMATION
Details of this situation and specifics of the Cahill/Harrison Regulation and associated documents may be found on the NAC Web page: http://www.naturistaction.org/sanonofre

There, you will find background documents related to the Cahill Policy, the Harrison letter and NAC's lawsuit.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

This is a tremendous setback, but the battle has not ended. The Naturist Action Committee is carefully considering the details of each of its remaining options and the ramifications of each.
NAC will continue to issue Action Alerts, Advisories and Updates on this issue as circumstances require. Look for them.
PLEASE HELP NAC TO CONTINUE HELPING NATURISTS!

The Naturist Action Committee remains committed to the vigorous defense of the clothing-optional use of public land. Activism on behalf of naturists can be expensive. NAC relies entirely on the voluntary financial support of people like YOU.
Won't you please send a generous donation to:
NAC
PO Box 132
Oshkosh, WI 54903

Or call toll free (800) 886-7230 (8AM-4PM, Central Time, weekdays) to donate by phone using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card. Or use your credit card to make a convenient online donation: http://www.naturistaction.org/donate/
Thank you for choosing to make a difference.

Naturally,
Bob Morton
Executive Director

Naturist Action Committee

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