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Manhattan Beach takes steps to declare emergency after shark attack
Manhattan Beach takes steps to declare emergency after shark attack

The Manhattan Beach City Council late Tuesday took steps toward declaring a state of emergency and public nuisance along the shore, a move that would give officials more time to consider regulations on fishing from the city's pier. More than 20 people spoke during the public comment period of the council meeting, echoing ongoing debate ignited when a long-distance swimmer was bitten by a juvenile great white shark July 5. It's believed the shark was thrashing to free itself from a fisherman's line when it bit Steven Robles, 50, in the side not far from the pier. Officials acknowledged that the city does not have the authority to unilaterally impose a permanent fishing ban,...

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