PERSONAL SUITTo sue in a state court, one needs to have a "cause of action." There are numerous causes of action, such as "breach of contract
," "negligence," "fraud," "unjust enrichment," etc., as well as causes of action rooted in statutory law. Every state has their own although they are very similar to each other in every state because they all stem from the same common law. A pleading in Court needs at least one cause of action, although it is not unusual to have more than one. Herein, one may have a suit for nuisance. A nuisance is an interference with the interest in the private use and enjoyment of the land and does not require interference with the possession
. (See 7 Witkin, Summary of Cal. Law (8th ed. 1974) Equity § 91, p. 5314., Wilson v. Interlake Steel Co., 649 P. 2d 922 - Cal: Supreme Court 1982). The NOISE would be the major factor here. Often the threat of a suit may get results even without needing to sue. A suit can request an injunction, as well as legal/attorney fees and damages. COMPLAINT TO THE CITYYes, you can file a complaint about the zoning/ordinance violation. If this is done, then the city can enforce the zoning/ordinance at its discretion. Sometimes the city can be lax about this. I am sorry. COMPLAINT TO THE HOAAnother way to possibly resolve this is to complaint to the HOA. If there is a functioning, strong HOA, it then should fine the neighbor and/or even foreclose on his continued violation(s) if he does not cease and desist the activity which is in violation with the CC&Rs and bylaws. I hope this helps and clarifies. Please use the SEND or REPLY button to keep chatting, or please RATE when finished. You may always ask follow ups at no charge after rating. Kindly rate my answer as one of TOP THREE FACES/STARS and then SUBMIT, as this is how experts get credit for our time. Rating my answer the bottom two faces/stars (or failing to submit the rating) does not give me credit and reflects poorly on me, even if my answer is correct. I work very hard to formulate an informative and honest answer for you; please reciprocate my good faith with a positive rating.