Nudists have taken this whole being-naked-at-all-times thing to a new and musical level; now the naturists want police to come after them with cuffs any time they drop trou in public.
So on Wednesday, notorious nudists Gypsy Taub and George Davis are going to try again to lure the cops by staging a "body freedom dance performance" accompanied by violinist Erik Hoffman. This lewd performance will begin at noon -- admission is free. Read More
A federal judge considering San Francisco’s public nudity ban rejected arguments Thursday that simply disrobing in public was protected political speech akin to flag burning.
U.S. District Judge Edward Chen made his comments during a 90-minute hearing held to consider the new law requiring the covering of the “genitals, perineum, and anal region” that is set to go into effect Feb. 1. Read More
A man with an assault rifle in his vehicle removed his clothes and brandished a samurai sword at police in west San Jose for more than two hours Tuesday morning before he was arrested while trying to flee, a police spokesman said.
Coco Bennett, 29, whose residence is unknown, was arrested on suspicion of brandishing a weapon and possessing an assault rifle, police spokesman Officer Albert Morales said. Read More
Angry, unclothed activists reveled Tuesday in what might be their last opportunity to be loud and naked in the halls of government, save for their pending court
challenge to San Francisco’s recent ban on public nudity.
The policy’s perfunctory second approval by the Board of Supervisors inspired about seven nudists to take off their clothes and yell anti-corporate slogans. Supervisor Scott Wiener, the ban’s sponsor, was a particular target. Read More
Last week, Supervisor David Campos voted against limiting nudity and in favor of spending $1.6 million to fund the first five months of a pilot program giving free Muni passes to low-income youths.
When debating the Muni vote, Campos said that choosing between paying for maintenance on Muni and the free passes is a “false choice.” In response, Supervisor Sean Elsbernd launched one of his signature rants: Read More
Same-sex couples in California might get an early Christmas present next week — and retailers an unexpected boost in sales — if the U.S. Supreme Court refuses to review the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry. Read More
I’m enjoying party season in San Francisco, except for the fact that I’m asked routinely about whether Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi is going to be the subject of a recall.
Honestly, I don’t know. Read More
Nudists made their displeasure known last week by stripping naked during a close Board of Supervisors vote to ban public nudity citywide. And with a few months to go before the new ordinance officially becomes law, the political corridors of San Francisco could be filled with naked rage through the holidays. Read More
Angry nudists briefly disrobed and shouted their disapproval at City Hall on Tuesday, shortly after the Board of Supervisors narrowly voted to approve a citywide ban on public nakedness. Read More
The Board of Supervisors will bare it all today regarding how they feel about a proposed citywide ban on public nudity.
The legislation, introduced by Supervisor Scott Wiener last month, will be decided by the board after recent naked protests at City Hall and federal court action by nudists arguing that the proposed law would violate their First Amendment rights. Read More