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POSTED December 27, 2013 8:26 p.m.

SAN DIEGO SUED OVER STINKY SEA LION WASTE: SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's La Jolla Cove stinks, and the culprit is sea lion poop.

A lawsuit filed last week by La Valencia Hotel and George's at the Cove says the stench is driving away customers and poses a health risk. Their lawsuit, filed in San Diego County Superior Court, argues that the city hasn't done enough to deal with the problem.

Restaurant owner George Hauer saidthat the city has assured him for two years that it was going to deal with the problem but hasn't come up with any solid plan.

We consider this to be a potential health hazard and a serious public nuisance, and we have faced the resulting financial hardships for too long," he said. "We've run out of patience."

The city can't comment specifically about the lawsuit, said Alex Roth, a spokesman for interim Mayor Todd Gloria.

"We are well aware this is a problem impacting businesses and quality of life in La Jolla," Roth said. "We are actively working toward a solution. No options are off the table."

Last year, businesses in the same area complained that guano from pelicans, gulls and other birds was raising a stink. The city eventually hired a company to spray a bacterial solution to dissolve the waste.

DRIVER SURVIVES 300-FOOT PLUNGE OFF CLIFF: PALOS VERDES ESTATES  (AP) — A driver who plunged 300 feet off of a Southern California ocean cliff was rescued after firefighters waded into the surf to free him from the car.

The 19-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition and told paramedics that he intentionally drove of the cliff in the Bluff Cove area of Palos Verdes Estates.

Authorities were called to the scene at about 2 a.m. Friday. They found the car being slammed by waves.

Los Angeles County firefighters, lifeguards and local police helped in the rescue. The driver was finally pulled free and flown to a hospital.

The crash site is on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

MAN, 29, DIES IN  SKYDIVING ACCIDENT : PERRIS  (AP) — A 29-year-old man has died in a Southern California skydiving accident.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department said in a statement that police in the city of Perris responded to reports of an air emergency at Perris Valley airport Friday and arrived to find the man who had been hurt in a parachuting accident.

 

After a rash of major accidents in 2011 and 2012, it has been a mostly quiet year for skydiving injuries in Perris, a national mecca for the sport about 75 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

A U.S. Marine died in an accident near the same airport in February.

 

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