Weekend Wrap-Up (Thursday to Sunday, January 21 to 24, 2010)

Weekend Wrap-Up (Thursday to Sunday, January 21 to 24, 2010)

  • 320 Esplanade imperiled. On Thursday the cement walkway, safety railing and bluff behind 3 apartments in 320 Esplanade collapsed into the surf. Pacifica’s Doug Rider, Chief Building Official, “red tags” the building as unsafe and residents are evicted… from just the affected apartments. (A total of 6 units were vacated: 3 on the first floor, and 3 on the second floor).
  • We move out, but don’t go far. Enough’s enough. Enough of losing the safety margin behind the apartment and enough of early morning pounding on the door. See the scary pictures and our personal time-line.
  • Owners decided to save 330 Esplanade. On Sunday the San Francisco Chronicle’s website SFGate reported that the owners decided to ante up the > $1 million needed stabilize the full height of the bluff, Spectators riveted as Pacifica buildings teeter. Questions remain about whether the owner of 330 Esplanade will sign on for similar work behind his building, and whether he can without forcing the evacuation of the remaining residents.
  • Storms continue, but without the 20+ foot surf that threatened the bluff.

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