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Bunny billboards cause stir in county

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A BILLBOARD advertising the Bunny Ranch Bar stands near the Strawberry Lodge on Highway 50. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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From page A3 | August 28, 2013 | 52 Comments

Two billboards off Highway 50 in El Dorado County have caught the attention and outrage of some residents.

Featuring the name of a brothel in Nevada, the billboards, one in Camino and the other in Strawberry, show two shapely blondes and a Web address for the Bunny Ranch Bar.

However, it’s all a misunderstanding according to Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof.

He said the billboards are advertising his Bunny Ranch Restaurant and Cigar Bar, not the brothel. “Did I mention that kids eat free?” he said.

As for the suggestive element of the billboards, Hof said, “a lot of billboards have women in more scathing outfits than that.”

“This has nothing to do with prostitution,” he said. “I own a lot of different businesses under the Bunny Ranch name including a business park, the restaurant and cigar bar, and soon a Bunny Ranch wedding chapel.”

Hof said people seeing the billboards jumped to the wrong conclusion. “They thought we were advertising something else,” saying people should have gone to his Website to learn more about what he was advertising. “You know what assumptions lead to …” he said.

Hof said he owns seven of the 17 brothels in Nevada and has owned the Bunny Ranch since 1992. “The Bunny Ranch is a brand I’ve created that’s growing into a lot of things,” he said. “Did I mention that kids eat free?”

Nonetheless, his Website does prominently note that “there is always a bunny on your bar stool” at the restaurant and cigar bar.

The negative publicity has forced him to change the billboard in Camino. He said his graphic arts people are in the process of changing the message on the billboard, although he wouldn’t give any details. As for the one in Strawberry, he said they were still looking at it and deciding if they want to change anything about it.

“In the meantime,” he said, “did I mention that kids eat free?”

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  • MorrisAugust 27, 2013 - 11:48 am

    Nice. So basically a Pimp is inviting your sons.....and daughters.....to a free lunch at the Bunny Ranch. You know what they say about a free lunch. What next, career day? Ick. Leisure Suit Larry rides again.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    Or the boards were put up on purpose to evoke the emotions that are happening...sign ordinance draft is being prepared...what better way to control "visuals" on the hwy. Fight the signs--not the 1st amendment. Bill boards and signage are covered under the 1st.. If you allow a type of sign to be banned--what will be next?

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  • MorrisAugust 27, 2013 - 1:39 pm

    Well played Fran. Indeed. But I still think billboards are a blight. These are too, but in a wholly twisted sort of way that makes them funny. Soooo...wondering who watches the kids when Daddy gets, ummm, his lunch? I'm thinkin the addition of more familty-friendly amenities such as daycare, junior bunny bar and strip miniature golf could really grow their business.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 2:36 pm

    http://www.hcn.org/issues/44.1/billboard-corporations-use-money-and-influence-to-override-your-vote or it is about the sign ordinances going up all over the united states....not just bill boards. Sections: 17.16.010 Content 17.16.020 Policies for Sign Regulations 17.16.030 Permit Requirements and Review Procedures 17.16.040 Exempt Signs 17.16.050 Prohibited Signs 17.16.060 General Sign Development and Design Standards 17.16.070 Permanent On-Site Sign Regulations 17.16.080 Temporary On-Site Sign Regulations 17.16.090 Off-Site Sign Regulations 17.16.100 Allowed Signs on Public Property 17.16.110 Illegal, Abandoned, and Nonconforming Signs 17.16.120 Definitions Just curious that all kinds of signage is just popping up....

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 2:37 pm

    https://www.edcgov.us/search.aspx?searchtext=signs&folderid=0&searchfor=all&orderby=id&orderdirection=ascending. Result TypePubic Review Draft Sign Ordinance Update7/8/2013 8:11:16 AM Requirements and Review Procedures 17.16.040 Exempt Signs 17.16.050 Prohibited Signs 17.16.060 General Sign Developme … Consequently, this Chapter is to provide sign regulations for signs on private property that are … on any sign for which the sign structure or mounting device is authorized in compliance … allow a change in the physical structure of a sign or its mounting device; and does not … ..

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 2:42 pm

    any where USA. Los Angeles http://banbillboardblight.org/los-angeles-sign-regulations/

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 2:43 pm

    http://www.lasvegasnevada.gov/files/chapter_19.14.pdf Lots of rules..

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 2:46 pm

    Morris--our conuty follows EDAC...which follows everyone else...New York : The Sign Enforcement Unit regulates outdoor signage in New York City. Signs must comply with regulations outlined in the NYC Construction Codes and the NYC Zoning Resolution. The Sign Enforcement Unit also administers the Outdoor Advertising Registration program. http://www.nyc.gov/html/dob/html/safety/signs.shtml

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 2:50 pm

    Blight is not what Im thinking...I am thinking freedom of speech. Hitler did the same thing--but beyond...burn ed signs, art and books that he felt were morally and ethically "wrong." I grew up around signs...but lately signs are all over...I think as a "statement." Morris--the last observation....isnt it nice that we can disagreed on an open wall--before our 1st amendment rights are totally taken away...

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 3:11 pm

    http://www.blackmountainnews.com/article/20130804/NEWS/308040061/Legislators-ease-many-state-rules Legislature approves new dos and don’ts (side bar) • Students must now learn how to write in cursive by the end of fifth grade and must memorize multiplication tables. • It is now illegal to sell electronic cigarettes to minors. • Passage of a Moffitt-sponsored bill makes it illegal to sell synthetic marijuana. • Local governments reviewing applications for new or modified wireless telephone towers can no longer require applicants to demonstrate a need for a tower, and governments’ ability to require companies to cover costs of reviewing applications is reduced. Government didnt come up with these...citizen "groups" did.shaking head. well have fun--look up signage around the world. Lately--there have been no new ideas out of El Dorado County. Watch for reversing bill board laws for money through higher "fees"--and you thought it was about "you." Your move Morris

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 3:18 pm

    Now I would agree-- some signs are "ugly"--we now have a "ugly" blue sign in Pollock Pines--which will surprisingly fit the new signage ordinance when it happens--so it can stay its four years. Or the shadow boxes being put up all over--they will "fit" as well--could be a cowinkydink...lolololol http://landuselaw.wustl.edu/signartsite1.htm

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  • MorrisAugust 27, 2013 - 4:40 pm

    Fran, you make excellent points. And certainly have done your required reading. (Thank you, btw for the ref material. I did review) There are many points that make plain sense and go to private property rights. Check. Then there is that whole control the masses danger. (In both directions; actually. Presence or absence) Check again. But the brain keeps coming back to how awful they are; to me at least. Like a TV blaring loudly in a room in a beautiful house on a forest of acreage. Jarring. Grating. Detract from....Don't add to...the place. Please know that I love California and consider this home. However, when I go back to Kill Devil Hills. that 2 hour drive from the airport out to the island is striking in comparison. One has to be gone long enough from a place to see stuff sometimes and in Deep East North Carolina, the boards are heavily restricted. You'll see a series of big-ass house sized ones way up in the air. 5 to 10 in a row. Then nothing but big green pine trees and grassy 4 lane highway for another 20 miles. Again, I love it here. But coming back, it's like an assault. And much of it really ugly. Chicago has far less boards than here. Chicago! Seems wrong. Anyway, I give the board 10 days. Pls. put me in for a square on the 6th...that's the date that billboard will be mounted to the ceiling of a 16 year old boys room in a single wide trailer in Georgetown. He will be a Rock Star for 72 hazy days as all wil come to see it like they did the Jesus tortilla.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 4:52 pm

    Morris--i agree some are horrible...but I just heard someone at one of these meetings..suggest the rules on signage should go beyond in order to protect the moral and ethic "health" of a community. which is what Hitler decided. Young children burned books with smiles on their faces....how far are you willing to go?

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 4:57 pm

    I also asked who would decide what morals and ethics we should follow--the people in that room? the bunny sign made me laugh--I took it for what it was...to evoke emotions. However I had just been at one design meeting...then a off site sign appeared in my town...so the bunny sign....come on. any way lots to think about...thanks for the small debate.

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  • MorrisAugust 27, 2013 - 5:20 pm

    Oh now THAT I can speak to. NC finally got liquor by the drink a few years ago but since most towns or counties are dry; good luck finding one. No sales of liquor in the stores, you have to go to the ABC Store (open till 7 for your convenience!) 30 miles out. We still don't have real 'bars' so Friday / Sarurday night it's Club Applebee's Meat Market because in order to sell by the drink you must have 51% food sales revenue and customer must have a Unicard. (Basically a permit renewed annually) And when a controversial show episodic aired a few years ago, the network affiliate presented in its place an encore presentation of The Andy Griffith Show. And you cannot legally discuss or conduct the sale of an automobile on Sunday or you will go to jail. Also illegal to display condoms. Behind the counter ask for em from the clerk. So the only ones that sell are the magnums because we guys can't say regular to that dude and it's too damn long a drive to South Carolina.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 8:53 pm

    lololol...thanks for the smile Morris...

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 8:59 pm

    Morris talked about ABC stores...wow...I had know idea how many rules across the USA have changed ...http://abc.nc.gov/education/permittee/faq.aspx

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 27, 2013 - 9:01 pm

    "know" to no...heavy sign....

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  • LpAugust 28, 2013 - 12:52 am

    Geez Fran... Can you take break from all this commenting? Haven't you anything better to do? Go for a walk or something..

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 6:18 am

    LP...No..I believe in freedom of speech--I m sorry you dont. I never bother posters that use the whole wall for that reason.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 6:24 am

    MD needs an "eye roll"l button. Good morning...El Dorado.

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  • Pville DaveAugust 28, 2013 - 7:04 am

    Hey Fran.... Get a life.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 7:12 am

    lololololol awwwwwwwwwwww Dave not very nice. I must have hit a sore point some where...signage maybe? Constitutional rights?

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 7:16 am

    Dave lots of money being spent on bill board issues across the USA...can our county afford the trails and the lawsuits? http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2013-03-31/story/lobbyist-has-say-billboard-law-rewrite

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 7:17 am

    Maine's decades-old billboard, signs laws under attack Maine was the second state in America to ban off-premises billboards in 1977, but some lawmakers argue it hurts business. http://www.pressherald.com/politics/193791801.html

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 7:20 am

    http://www.signlaw.com/ can the county afford to be sued CEDAC? Whats your answer? The nice gentleman that was presenting said that the county has to be careful because signage is covered under the 1st amendment. LP-Dave...what say you...do you think our county has the time and money to deal with extra issues at this time?

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  • Over InformedAugust 28, 2013 - 8:04 am

    The bottom line is billboard content can not be regulated under the 1st amendment thus the only alternative is to limit or eliminate billboards in the county. For those interested in the facts, check out the amortization section of the proposed sign ordinance. There is a cost for elimination which appears to require a multi-million dollar financial commitment by the BoS and the county. Funding for this potential payout requires some thought and discussion while the sign ordinance goes back into the shop for an overhaul.

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  • WhattheheckAugust 28, 2013 - 8:54 am

    Fran......Freedom on speech argument is lame and has lot of holes in it. When you bring Hitler into the discussion we all know how desperate the argument must have become. If anyone goes to some beautiful towns in the US like any town on Maui, Colorado, Idaho, Washington, etc. they can see sign restrictions because these people know how ugly they make their towns. Freedom of speech has nothing to do with ugly signs. People have said again and again that they are above prostituting themselves to businesses that don't care what they put up and call a sign.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 9:04 am

    HItler burned signage, art and books in public...people were allowed to "spit" on the work put on display for three days....all in the name of moral and ethic standard--he had guidelines made up. and you are right--I think the new Blue sign in my town is ugly...and it came in on lies. States all over are in courts spending lots of money fighting lawsuits. I wish people could learn their own names since they know mine. If the issue of moral and ethic "health" of a community is used at a BOS meeting to promote any banning --I will do a power point on the Degenerate Art show put up by Hitler...fair is fair. I even have the audio tape behind the show...Im ready are you? Fight the sign not the 1st amendment.

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  • GO BILLBOARD GO.August 28, 2013 - 9:21 am

    ALL of you people..GET OVER IT. There's been this kind of American intertainment for ever. I have been in his places many times, Im an attractive clean lady, you are treated well in his astblishments far better than local places in Placerville. Most of you that have made comments about this Damm Billboard, I'm sure you have watched PAINT YOUR WAGAN, if you have shame on you there is a BROTHEL that comes to town:))). OH did I mention Kids Eat FREE. GO BILLBOARD GO.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 9:24 am

    Images of the Degenerate Art show http://tinyurl.com/pl2zy5w what was lost was many important German expressionistic paintings. sculptures of all genres, graphic signs for advertising...books...and most important the freedom of expression, and human dignity. Three days people could go in and "spit" on peoples work...in the name of the moral and Ethic health of a community. The audio depicts people shouting and laughing as young people burn books. READ. In other states...banning signs...banning breeds of dogs...banning drinks (prohibition only made money for the criminals) and the list goes on. Talk about "ugly" or blocking a view...but moral and ethic standards--who gets to chose? "Ugly" is subjective. The Bunnies made me laugh--the blue sign made me mad. One of the rules being decided on is the depiction of the human body...as an artist I have drawn the human body for part of my degree...I have studied the body inside and out--in order to help illustrate figures in pieces of work.. The human body will be different for me. Again fight the sign not the freedom. Each freedom..each piece of land...each law that is taken away...will not be given back. Many states have already done this--then gone back in and said "okay" for extra fees...please read.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 9:27 am

    rolling eyeballs @ go bill board go...

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 9:35 am

    Degenerate Art/Dadaism...cubism...expressionism http://tinyurl.com/os4xjzb

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  • ElDoCitizenAugust 28, 2013 - 9:38 am

    Morris, Chicago has less billboards than here ???? ......Are you kidding me, do your research , there are 22 off-site signs in the county ( 22 !!!!!!) thats from El Dorado hills to Tahoe......Chicago has over 5000, with over 500 just on the surrounding Expessways in the City......C'mon people, 22 signs in a 80 mile stretch of highway is not the end of the world....And you don't need a billboard to put up non commercial signs that say stuff people don't like, so the issue doesn't just go away if didn't have billboards, thats the first amendment and ALL of our right.

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  • LADY IN PINKAugust 28, 2013 - 9:43 am

    You people are killing me. This intertainment has been around for ever. But he is not advertising a BROTHEL visit. HIS astablishments are well kept up and service is quality high. This is freedom of speech. If any of you have ever watched the movie.PAINT YOUR WAGAN, we'll they brought a wagan load of Brothel babes into a mineing town. shame on you for watching. GO BILLBOARD GO.

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  • CherylAugust 28, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Go Billboard Go AKA Lady in Pink - You might try spellcheck

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  • CherylAugust 28, 2013 - 12:50 pm

    Could always boycott the Strawberry Lodge until that blight on our landscape comes down.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 2:00 pm

    Or you could be an artist and paint something you want on paper on place it over the bunnies--remember paper dolls :). If one charges huge sums of money for bill boards--what might happen? That bunny sign will cost 1 million dollars for two months--if they want to pay it...go the back roads during that time.Passively attack the sign --not the freedom.

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  • CherylAugust 28, 2013 - 3:37 pm

    What about my freedom not to have to look at billboards in a scenic area that are advertising whorehouses??

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  • CherylAugust 28, 2013 - 3:49 pm

    Oh, wait, he says he is advertising a restaurant and can't understand why people thought otherwise. I guess because instead of showing a family enjoying a meal in his restaurant he has blondes with big boobs on it instead....

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  • CherylAugust 28, 2013 - 3:54 pm

    And Fran, you were all in a tizzy over the mural at the library, but the whorehouse billboard is freedom of speech???

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 4:38 pm

    CherylAugust 28, 2013 - 3:54 pm And Fran, you were all in a tizzy over the mural at the library, but the whorehouse billboard is freedom of speech??? lolol i was waiting for that one....it is a mural--that was not open to local artists to compete with on a public building. I have the capabilities to paint over it--and have not. Plus I am really insulted as a trained artist that a person would be allowed to keep reworking the same piece on a public building where it wasnt open to the whole public...I could go on--should I...because I foresaw this coming...the libray loves when I attack them--I could go on and on about the mural...the point that they said the bench out front was stolen.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 5:01 pm

    Cheryl...that bench was not stolen--I have been taking pics of that library off and on for years....remember I was keeping it safe. The bench fell over--no one for months went out to look at the front to pick it up...boy scouts did the front...their stuff is slowly disappearing in town...Dogwood signs replace many things. Freedom of speech...if you can not see how changing laws will be the beginning of something worse--you have not done your homework. READ...and get back to me. If I didnt believe in the 1st amendment--that mural would be gone. Should we go back to the carpet-- (some of the same people who do everything up here)where a small group just turned over $5000.00 of the communities money...without asking them. I have been curious--I was on the board for three years...and none of these people worked with us. I have a new surprise--I have Ms. Amos and Harper in the same room at a Parks and trails meeting--now isnt that interesting...well only if you have been reading about the money being spent on Parks and trails. Again...I could go.. how about the broad band meeting--lots of people were there--just not the community. Harper was there. Do you know what distant learning is? Well ask Harper--the only thing keeping libraries open...is if they become Hubs for technology...but schools can do that--so give the money to them. distance learning is part of a "walkable" community...there will be no more schools...all you need is a comp--skype...and the net. So sure--get rid of a sign designed to make people mad (my hats off to the people who knew what they were doing)...make laws...take away color..live in the same type of houses--oh--sorry the people who decide have houses--they rest of us live in stack n packs. why in the world would any one think they have the right to do this to a community. You cant even buy fresh milk from a neighbor any more. Kudus to all of you. I have tons of links about the library--statements--people...where do you want to go now?

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  • CherylAugust 28, 2013 - 5:03 pm

    I have nothing to do with the library, I just remember you going on about the mural, so no grand conspiracy here. And I don't think this issue with the billboards is a freedom of speech talking point. Bunny Ranch (oh wait they are for a restaurant right?) billboards have no place on the side of our highway.

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  • Oh BrotherAugust 28, 2013 - 5:20 pm

    I actually find Carl's Jr. advertisements on TV very disturbing. I don't like my grandsons or grandaughters watching them. Barely clothed, catsup or barbeque sauce dripping seductively, licking their fingers, very scantily clothed. Unfortunately, I like the food so what can I do?? It's a difficult situation. I find the Carl's Jr. ads more full of sexual content than those billboards though.

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  • CherylAugust 28, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    Oh Brother - I KNOW!! The one that used to really get me was the one where the woman is eating a burger and lets the sauce drip on her white jacket. So unrealistic, as if a woman would let that happen!

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  • Midnight12August 28, 2013 - 5:25 pm

    Hey! Does anyone remember the billboard on 50 East, right after P.Pines (I think), in the 60's,-70.s it was on the first very sharp corner? It was huge and had a CHP writing a ticket on one side and the other side had a depiction of a horrific roll over accident with bodies hanging out of the car on the other. The caption read “Life... or Death!” Hilarious! It caused so many accidents by hawkers they had to take it down! Sorry I never took a picture of it.

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  • Oh BrotherAugust 28, 2013 - 6:04 pm

    Forget the white clothing, it's the daisy dukes and tied shirts with all the boobies and butts hanging out and the one with the two girls fawning all over each other, and the first one in the car, wow. Too many made from Carl's Jr.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 8:08 pm

    ADVERTISING AND FIRST AMENDMENT Billboards DAVID L. HUDSON JR. FIRST AMENDMENT SCHOLAR Friday, September 13, 2002 http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/billboards

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 8:16 pm

    "Outdoor billboards in the United States are protected by the first amendment to a certain extent. In 1981, the landmark case of Metromedia vs. City of San Diego, the Supreme Court determined “Billboards are a well-established medium of communication, used to convey a broad range of different kinds of messages.” But, the Court also recognized that a “billboard creates a unique set of problems for land-use planning and development.” Billboards are generally not protected by the 1st amendment when they begin to create "visual clutter" and create unsafe conditions for the general public (e.g. distractions while driving). In addition, slanderous content is treated as an infringement of 1st amendment rights and thus not protected." Use the laws available to attack a sign--but do not take away the freedom. Clutter (too many signs)...dangerous distraction...(can cause an accident on the highway--people are watching the sign over the road.) Moral and ethical standards to forbid a sign--who decides? Just get a group where the billboard almost caused a mass accident...and it can be taken down.

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  • Fran DuchampAugust 28, 2013 - 8:20 pm

    a “billboard creates a unique set of problems for land-use planning and development.” wow and where are we doing revisions on land-use planning and development? fight the sign not the freedom of speech.

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  • LpAugust 28, 2013 - 11:46 pm

    Fran....Please go for a walk...I do believe in free speech. But, I think making a point over, and over again, waters down what you're really trying to say.... Go for a walk, play bingo, just do something. Step away from the computer! I do appreciate your concern for our county though.

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