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Santa Cruz pulls 'Surf City' shirts

January 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Which California town really is Surf City, U.S.A.? As far as T-shirt slogans go, it's Huntington Beach.That city has been involved in a long legal dispute with a Santa Cruz souvenir store which had been selling T-shirts identifying Santa Cruz as Surf City.

The Huntington Beach Visitors Bureau had registered Surf City as a trademark back in 2006. The two sides have now reached a settlement with the Santa Cruz store agreeing to stop selling the shirts.

Just for the record, Jan of "Jan and Dean", who co-wrote the song "Surf City" with the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson, says the song is about Huntington Beach.

 

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