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I was at the beach at lake Temescal in Oakland, California, with my 3 children peacefully enjoying myself. 3 policemen showed up and gave me a citation for nudity even though I was wearing 2 sweaters and a bikini bottom (not a thong). They justified their actions with East Bay Parks regulations that say that you are not allowed to show buttocks at the beach. I was showing buttocks and was in violation according to their rules.
Ordinance 38/Section 405.
NUDITY. No person shall appear, swim, bathe, sunbathe, walk or be in any of the parks, lands, beaches, waters or any place owned, managed, controlled or otherwise under the jurisdiction of the East Bay Regional Park District, in such a manner that the genitals, vulva, pubis, symphysis, pubic hair, buttocks, and cleft, perineum, anus, anal region, or pubic hair region of any person, or any portion of the breast at or below the upper edge of the areola thereof of any female person, is exposed to public view or is not covered by an opaque covering. This subdivision shall not apply to children under the age of 5 years.
This citation was a result of sexual harassment and retaliation by one of the park rangers. Ranger Vernon Jones had previously asked me out and was turned down and 2 days prior to the incident I filed a complaint about him driving too fast in his personal vehicle down a pedestrian path. He called the police on me in retaliation. The policemen kept insisting that it was a member of the public and not a ranger who called them.
A couple weeks later I was given another citation for swimming while the beach was officially closed even though none of the police saw me swim. It was another ranger Cliff Rocha - agianst whom I had also complained in the past - who called the police and convinced them to give me a ticket. Officer Torres insisted on giving me a citation against the will of the other police officers who were present. Officer Torres said the ranger would sign the citation. This citation was so illegal that 5 days later I received a letter from the Alameda County DA saying that my citation was not going to be filed and that there was no need to go to court nor pay the fine.
I made a video about the incident and uploaded it here.
I host a naked TV show where I interview people in the nude. I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to make a nude interview about this incident. I did an interview with one of the women who go to lake Temescal to swim, Cara Judea Alhadeff. This interview is currently airing on Public Access channels in SanFrancisco and Berkeley, California, and it is posted on line at www.MyNakedTruth.TV
www.MyNakedTruth.TVI was at the beach at lake Temescal in Oakland, California, with my 3 children... more
This past Saturday thousands of bicyclists in nearly 30 countries across the planet got naked to participate in the annual WNBR event to promote cycling and nudity as environmentally-friendly and positive ways to make the world less dependent on automobiles.
http://looncanada.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/world-naked-bike-ride-day-goes-by-in-a-flash/This past Saturday thousands of bicyclists in nearly 30 countries across the planet... more
Two young men caught cycling with no clothes on have escaped charges of offensive behaviour, but received a warning to wear protective headgear.
Local policewoman Cathy Duder was unfazed when she came across the two nude men, both in their early 20s.
"They were more shocked than I was, trying to cover up their bits and pieces with their hands," she said.
The men were riding around the Coromandel seaside resort of Whangamata on the north-east coast of New Zealand.
When asked for an explanation, the pair replied that "they wanted to experience total freedom".Two young men caught cycling with no clothes on have escaped charges of offensive... more
"A trial of a scanner that produces "naked" images of passengers has begun at Manchester Airport.
Sarah Barrett, head of customer experience at the airport, said most passengers did not like the traditional "pat down" search.
At Manchester Airport's Terminal 2, where the machine has been introduced, passengers will no longer have to remove their coats, shoes and belts as they go through security checks.
Ms Barrett said: "This scanner completely takes away the hassle of needing to undress."
Ms Barrett said the black-and-white image would only be seen by one officer in a remote location before it was deleted.
"The images are not erotic or pornographic and they cannot be stored or captured in any way," she said.
Passengers could refuse to be scanned, she added."
Coming to an airport, school, court, amusement park, concert and sports venue near you. Makes you long for the days of profiling."A trial of a scanner that produces "naked" images of passengers has... more
A tourist in Queensland refused to take his clothes off at a nudist colony sex party, prompting a riot and the removal of the man and his wife.A tourist in Queensland refused to take his clothes off at a nudist colony sex party,... more
Members of the Caliente Resorts nudist colony in Florida have petitioned election officials to allow their polling place to be the nation's first clothing-optional. Florida state law wouldn't prohibit this, but an elections supervisor said they aren't redrawing precincts until 2010.
Is voting naked the truest freedom any one can possibly have?Members of the Caliente Resorts nudist colony in Florida have petitioned election... more
Nudists put weapons away as 'war' ends with ceasefire.
A ceasefire is in the works to end the nudist war of Usedom beach, where naked German sunbathers and the more conservative Polish have clashed. Located on the German-Polish border, the beach hit the headlines when Polish holiday-makers expressed their outrage about the nude Germans’ free-spirited display.
The battle of the nude vs. clothed contingents should end soon. A peace plan has bee made to erect signs, written in both German and Polish, which will mark off the naked-friendly territory from the clothes-only section. Additional signs will be placed to remind German sunbathers that the Polish prefer to keep their beach free of bare bum sightings.
The plan seems to have stopped Swinoujscie conservative councilman Edawrd Zacaj’s suggestion that the nude beach be closed entirely, to protect the Polish from the “abnormal” German nudist beach culture.Nudists put weapons away as 'war' ends with ceasefire. A ceasefire is in... more
Ten German nudists may have to give up their hobby of naked mountain climbing after one of the men was arrested for indecent exposure.
The Germans, who come from the eastern region of Saxony, spend their time conquering summits with nothing but a rucksack on their bare back.
But the authorities are not impressed at seeing bare bums and tackle on display on their beautiful mountain paths. For several months they issued nude climber Siegfried Grawert (51) countless fines for indecent exposure and disturbing the peace, amounting to over 2,000 Euros
But Grawert has so far refused to pay.
Now Grawert has to sit – fully clothed – for ten days in a small prison cell in Nuremberg. If the stubborn German still refuses to pay a fine for his naked hiking, he may be sitting there a while longer.
But Siegfried is determined to fight for his nudist rights: “Many think I am sick, an exhibitionist but that’s not the case. Being naked is the most natural thing in the world.”
The group of German nudist friends see no problem with their hobby. Siegfried explains: “We don’t need clothes, don’t have to do laundry, save time and are helping the environment. The skin can breathe better. It makes me stronger.”
Despite his claims that being naked 'makes him stronger', the photo album on the site begs the question: Should he be forced to pay a fine? Is the naked body that distasteful?Ten German nudists may have to give up their hobby of naked mountain climbing after... more
The Usedom beach on the German-Polish border has become the unlikely place for a fresh battle between the countries - a nudist war!The Usedom beach on the German-Polish border has become the unlikely place for a fresh... more
France's data protection authority has given permission for a nudist resort to keep a "black list" of guests barred from its facilities, the organization said.
The Rene Oltra nudist center in southern France was obliged to seek permission after a person complained of being denied a reservation, the authority said on its website.
French law requires organizations to seek authorization to keep lists of individuals denied use of their services.
Contacted by Reuters, the resort declined to give further details regarding individual's exclusion from its site.
The centre's rules require guests to abide by its "naturist ethic" of nudity at all times, weather permitting, and bans upsetting other guests or failing to observe hygiene standards.
"But nudity is not exhibitionism. Any indecent behavior will be sanctioned by immediate exclusion," the rules say.
(Reuters)France's data protection authority has given permission for a nudist resort to... more
Chicken John is a local SF artist with a hat and a mustache. He's running for 2nd place to champion Ranked Choice Voting.
His competition includes a homeless taxicab driver named Grasshopper, a clown, a nudist, and Gavin Newsom.
You can't make this stuff up.
We report. You decide.
Chicken John is a local SF artist with a hat and a mustache. He's running for... more