Posts Tagged ‘California’

CALIFORNIA NUDE BEACH TO CLOSE

June 1, 2008

ACTUAL PHOTO FROM WEBSITE “TO SAVE CALIFORNIA’S NUDE BEACHES”

San Onofre’s Trail 6, one of California’s oldest nude beaches, is about to go from “clothing optional” to clothing mandatory.

The beach, which is located next to Camp Pendleton, is the victim of a government crackdown on nudity. State officials are beginning an “educational period” starting Monday. They will inform nude beachgoers that as of Labor Day anyone caught without clothing at the beach will be cited and fined.

A nudist organization  which promotes “wholesome family nude recreation” is trying to fight the ban.

SAN ONOFRE BEACH

FLIERS ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED TO “SAVE” ONE OF CALIFORNIA’S LAST NUDE BEACHES

BEACHGOER: NAKED WITH SHOES

NEEDLES, CALIFORNIA WANTS TO BE NEEDLES, NEVADA

April 19, 2008

 

The city of Needles, CA is in the middle of nowhere. Literally.

Needles is located a few miles from the Nevada border in the middle of the desert.

 

 Needles is also just across the Colorado River from Arizona. The city receives a lot of older “snowbirds” and a lot of these people chose to live in trailer parks. Here’s a recent listing from the real estate section:

The city of Needles most famous resident of all-time is Spike.

He’s Snoopy’s brother from the comic strip Peanuts.

As a native of California and a long-time resident of Nevada, I’m not trying to be CRITICAL of Needles. Just ACCURATE. It literally is a forgotten city in the middle of NOWHERE.

Unfortunately, Needles is 213 miles away from its county seat in California. City officials say this leads to their constant underfunding for services from San Bernardino County. The latest dispute involves the county’s unwillingness to help keep the city’s troubled hospital open as a full-service medical center.

In response, the Needles City Council told its staff to look into two ideas. Either form their own county or MOVE TO NEVADA. That’s right the city of Needles is threatening to change states. Secession from California would require approval from Congress, both the states of California and Nevada, and a popular vote by city residents. And, all of that seems MORE LIKELY than squeezing any more money out of San Bernardino County.