Normally I would be OUTRAGED at this outrageous waste of taxpayer dollars. But this is important.
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/08/26/BAG46ED67B1.DTLThey're having fun, fun, fun in Santa Cruz now that state lawmakers have passed a bodacious resolution that says the town has every right to call itself "Surf City USA.''
Wading into murky waters where no legislator has ever hung ten before, the Senate Rules Committee declared that the Orange County town of Huntington Beach -- which also fancies itself as Surf City USA -- cannot claim exclusive rights to the name.
For years, the two towns have both used the moniker, but the informal truce was broken not long ago when Huntington Beach applied for a trademark -- and exclusive rights -- to the name.
That gnarly move prompted the committee to pass a resolution declaring that Santa Cruz, home of the wetsuit, is the true Surf City USA but that any town can use the name if it wants to.