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Sea lion stench: Businesses sue San Diego over pungent poop smell

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Sea lion stench in San Diego has led to at least two businesses suing the city, according to a Dec. 28 Fox News report. La Valencia hotel and George’s restaurant both filed suits, asserting that officials are not doing enough to fix the stink at San Diego's La Jolla Cove .

Restaurant owner George Hauer told U-T San Diego that after two years of false reassurances, the city has failed to come up with a 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 told the newspaper. “We've run out of patience.”

“We’re not trying to gain anything from this in particular, except for the city’s attention — with backing from the court — to once and for all deal with this issue in a dedicated, thorough and sustained manner,” he explained.

San Diego 6 News reports that the smell is troubling. “It's pretty nasty, yeah,” Bay area visitor Dave Frick said. “It's not very inviting. We came down here to kind of see the sights and it's just... pretty pungent,” Frick told the news agency, which notes that Frick’s reaction is consistent with other people San Diego 6 talked to along the a Jolla Cove coastline.

Alex Roth, a spokesperson for interim Mayor Todd Gloria assured residents that the city was working on the problem. “We are well aware this is a problem impacting businesses and quality of life in La Jolla. We are actively working toward a solution. No options are off the table.”

City officials have confirmed that sea lions are the source of the, and Roth has said the poop is probably more pungent because the sea lions have been eating anchovies recently, U-T San Diego reports.

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