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Solana Beach

Brother and sister John and Claire Manhard head for the surf. Behind them is a recent cliff failure posted with warning signs. Breakoffs of the sandstone bluffs is a natural occurrence but homeowners have put up sea walls to protect their cliff-top properties. The city is considering amendments to a land-use plan that requires permits for new or altered sea walls to expire after 20 years.Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times