Huntington Beach

Nudists Protest Exclusion from California Gym

On Tuesday, members of Friends of San Onofre Beach, a nudist group, attended a Huntington Beach City Council meeting to protest the city manager’s decision to prohibit their use of the Huntington Beach Gym and Pool for nude bathing.

Nude pool (Ed and Eddie / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Surfer Meets ‘Aggressive’ Great White Shark in Huntington Beach

A surfer in Huntington Beach was bumped by an “aggressive” great white shark on Friday while on his surfboard, prompting authorities to close two miles of the beach for approximately 24 hours. The incident came as a surprise considering that shark attacks in California have been on the decline, and have decreased significantly (90%) since the 1950s.

Shark from below (Enrique Céspedes / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

California High Schools Debate Vaccinating Employees for Measles

Furious debate has circled around the issue of parents vaccinating children since an outbreak began at Disneyland in mid-December last year. Whether or not teachers and school staff should be required to be vaccinated (again, in most cases), however, is a different story. Even records for those that are vaccinated have been found to be far out of date in some cases.

Vaccine (Associated Press/ Charles Rex Arbogast)

‘Surf City’ First in Nation to Repeal Plastic Bag Ban

On Tuesday night, on an overwhelming 6-1 vote, the city council of Huntington Beach, California–which is officially known as “Surf City, USA”–directed the city staff to begin the process of repealing a policy that bans the use of plastic grocery bags, and requires grocery stores to charge a ten-cent fee on paper bags.

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong