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Last summer in the buff for O.C. nudists

July 14, 2009 3:35:49 PM PDT
Nude beachgoers at San Onofre State Beach in San Clemente will have one more summer to sunbathe in the buff without getting a ticket.State park officials tell the Orange County Register that nudists will be given verbal warnings that they should cover up through Labor Day weekend. After that, they'll be cited and even arrested if necessary.

The warning comes after a panel of the 4th District Court of Appeals ruled that a crackdown on nudity at state beaches was valid.

State officials have spent two decades trying to enforce a ban on nudity at San Onofre State Beach, citing complaints about lewd behavior.

A group of nudists say they're considering appealing to the California Supreme Court.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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