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Jul 2, 2014 3:08 AM by Marissa Esquivel

Seaside tradition to "mallow out"

SAN DIEGO - A sticky tradition may soon be put to an end.

Marshmallow fights is a tradition that has been honored for decades in a seaside community just west of San Diego.

But there have been some reports of elderly and children getting injured by the flying treats.

Town leaders and other community members tried at a news conference Tuesday to convince people to bring an end to the marshmallow fight that takes place every year in the seaside community west of San Diego.

There have been reports of flaming and frozen marshmallows and even of batteries found inside marshmallows.

As a result, the town council has launched a campaign for the holiday crowds to "mallow out," in an effort to shift their expectations.

They've asked businesses along Newport Avenue to limit marshmallow sales and have put out a call for volunteers to serve as peace patrol officers; though Newsom said there will be no vigilante citizen arrests.

San Diego police plan to have 100 officers on San Diego's beaches to handle the holiday crowds, and a good portion of those will be based in Ocean Beach.

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