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September 14, 2015

That Only Works In The Movies



INCIDENT: Burglary arrest

LOCATION: 13700 Block of Mark Drive

DATE/TIME OF INCIDENT: September 14, 2015 1130 hours

SUSPECT: Name withheld (Juvenile suspects 2)

CHARGES: PC-459 Burglary PC-182 Conspiracy PC-69 Resisting arrest

STATUS: In Custody, Indio juvenile hall

On Monday September 14, 2015, at approximately 1130 hours, Officers from the Desert Hot Springs Police Department responded to the 13700 block of Mark Drive regarding a burglary in progress. The home owner reported coming home and finding subjects unknown to them in the

Officers arrived, established a perimeter and cleared the house. While officers cleared the house, they encountered two suspects inside the house. One suspect escaped through an open window and was apprehended by officers on the outside perimeter after a short foot pursuit. The other suspect attempted to jump out a closed window and was apprehended inside the house. He suffered severe lacerations to his arm from the glass shards and needed medical treatment at Desert Regional Hospital.

Both suspects were booked at Juvenile Hall on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and resisting arrest. Their identities are not released due to being juveniles. Property stolen from the residence was recovered, and returned to the victim.

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Harbin Hot Springs Destroyed

The well known naturist resort has been destroyed by the Valley Fire. Closed indefinitely.

Filed under California,Naturism-Nudism | permalink | September 14, 2015 at 03:44 PM | Comments (0)

September 13, 2015

"How can I go to Burning Man?"

Well, here's one way, starting at Barstow. (Hang in there, it gets pretty on the playa.)

Filed under Burning Man,Photography,Travel | permalink | September 13, 2015 at 10:35 PM | Comments (0)

September 12, 2015

In Roselawn, Indiana

Real soft news parody of the way every other TV news program deals with nudist resorts. This one is Ponderosa Sun Club.

Filed under Naturism-Nudism | permalink | September 12, 2015 at 10:11 PM | Comments (0)

First Drone Video

No sooner do I complain, but here comes the first drone video. This one conformed to the new rules in Black Rock City, and you may notice the result is much less exciting than what we've seen in the past.

Filed under Burning Man,Photography | permalink | September 12, 2015 at 03:03 AM | Comments (0)

September 11, 2015

Burner Buddies Group Shot

Great bunch of Burners.

Filed under Burning Man,Gay Issues,Naturism-Nudism,Photography | permalink | September 11, 2015 at 09:39 PM | Comments (0)

First Overblown Video

The first Burning Man videos out of the box are always the most overblown, so here we go, what you missed and never will see:

Lasers and drones were severely restricted this year. That is, no lasers. And drones were limited to a select 30 fliers. Who the 30 were and how they were selected seems to be secret. I've yet to see any drone video from this year's Burn.

Filed under Burning Man | permalink | September 11, 2015 at 09:38 AM | Comments (0)

Quizno's Burns The Man

BMOrg takes issue with a Burning Man parody ad for Quizno's and so it is rattling its lawyers. So here's the ad:

Filed under Burning Man,Food and Drink | permalink | September 11, 2015 at 03:03 AM | Comments (1)

September 9, 2015


Here's a video I shot from the back of my bike as I crossed the inner playa on Wednesday of Burning Man. This is at 4X speed. For much of it I could see only a very few feet ahead and had to stop completely once or twice when I was completely blinded. A camp playing loud music to my right helped me stay oriented. When you use audio orientation on the playa there is the risk that you're following an art car, not going to a stationary camp.

This was an extremely windy and dusty year. Far, far worse than any other year I've gone. I'm not even going to get into the cold temperatures here.

Filed under Burning Man,Cycling | permalink | September 9, 2015 at 06:22 PM | Comments (0)

September 6, 2015

Burning Man 2014

Burning Man 2014 Collage

"8) Leaving No Trace: Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them."

"9) Participation: Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart."

"10) Immediacy: Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience."

Filed under Burning Man,Naturism-Nudism,Photography | permalink | September 6, 2015 at 09:30 AM | Comments (0)

September 5, 2015

Burning Man 2013

Burning Man Collage 2013

"7) Civic Responsibility: We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state, and federal laws."

Filed under Burning Man,Naturism-Nudism,Photography | permalink | September 5, 2015 at 06:00 AM | Comments (0)

September 4, 2015

Burning Man 2012

Burning Man 2012 Collage

"6) Communal Effort: Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote, and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction."

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September 3, 2015

Burning Man 2011

Burning Man 2011 Collage

"5) Radical Self-expression: Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient."

Filed under Burning Man,Naturism-Nudism,Photography | permalink | September 3, 2015 at 06:00 AM | Comments (0)

September 2, 2015

Burning Man 2010

2010 Burning Man Collage

"4) Radical Self-reliance: Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise, and rely on his or her inner resources."

Filed under Burning Man,Naturism-Nudism,Photography | permalink | September 2, 2015 at 06:00 AM | Comments (0)

September 1, 2015

Burning Man 2009

2009 Burning Man Collage

"3) Decommodification: In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience."

Filed under Burning Man,Naturism-Nudism,Photography | permalink | September 1, 2015 at 06:00 AM | Comments (0)