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  • Jym Dyer
    =v= I guess San Francisco didn t get Mother Nature s hint when she knocked down some freeways, so she s giving us a reminder.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 23, 2012
      =v= I guess San Francisco didn't get Mother Nature's hint when
      she knocked down some freeways, so she's giving us a reminder.


      Boulders slide down Telegraph Hill, crush car
      Will Kane, Chronicle Staff Writer
      Monday, 23-Jan-2012 | San Francisco Chronicle

      (01-23) 11:57 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- City officials have
      temporarily evacuated a condominium building at the base of
      San Francisco's Telegraph Hill after several boulders slid
      down the hill and crushed a parked car, authorities said.

      The boulders, apparently loosened by the weekend rain, slid down
      the hill near Lombard and Montgomery streets around 9:30 a.m.,
      officials said. No one was hurt.

      The bottom floors of a multistory condo complex at 240 Lombard
      St. next to the hill has been evacuated while engineers from the
      city determine if any more boulders could fall, officials said.

      The car that was crushed was owned by a security guard for the
      complex, said Jon Golinger, head of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers
      Association, a neighborhood group.

      "It is unfortunate he lost his car, but it sounds like he
      protected this building," Golinger said. "If the car hadn't
      been there, the rocks might have rammed the first unit of the

      Some of the boulders are "as large a person," Golinger said.

      Crews with the city Department of Public Works will evaluate the
      hill and remove the boulders, said Mindy Linetzky, a spokeswoman
      for the agency.
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