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Issue: Bathing topless at Venice Beach


Date: Apr 24, 2015

Forty years ago, a cadre of Venice Beach sunbathers routinely basked in the altogether. 

The Venice Neighborhood Council thinks the time is ripe to take a half-step back to that time of physical freedom. In a 12-2 vote Tuesday, the council said it "supports women being afforded the same rights as men to sunbathe topless." 

There are so many more important things to be concerned about in Venice...this makes us look foolish. 

The city and county of Los Angeles prohibit nude or topless sunbathing. But Melissa Diner, the Venice council community officer who sponsored the resolution, said the panel would draft letters to Councilman Mike Bonin, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, which has jurisdiction over the beach, calling for Venice to be exempted.  (Read the rest.)  





Vol 13 Issue 34

Pub: Apr 24, 2015

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