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No nude sunbathing on San Onofre beach

June 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
People who want to sunbathe in the buff on San Onofre State Beach lost their court battle. An appellate panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal shot down their lawsuit against the state of California.Sunbathers have gone nude on a secluded stretch of San Onofre State Beach for about 20 years. But after getting complaints, state officials started cracking down.

Last year, a group of naturists sued on the basis of 1979 guidelines for nudity on state beaches. They won that lawsuit, but on Thursday, an appellate panel ruled that the guidelines aren't valid because the public wasn't invited to give feedback before they were adopted.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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