SFC\Boulders slide down Telegraph Hill, crush car
- =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.