Pacifica mobile home park threatened by erosion


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Mon, March 1, 2010


Residents of a mobile home park are the most recent Pacificans to be threatened by the erosion of wave-battered cliffs, reports Julia Scott in the County Times.

The waves took out a 3-foot-wide, 20-foot-long section of blufftop and shattered the living room windows of at least one home facing the ocean at Pacific Skies Estates, a mobile home community perched precariously near the edge of the cliff less than a mile south of the apartment building that was evacuated in mid-December due to cliff erosion.

Only four of the 12 homes that face the ocean across a narrow cliffside road are occupied, said mobile home park manager Steve Kester. He closed the road and boarded up the west-facing windows of many of the homes on Monday, but said residents should have nothing to fear despite Sunday’s events. [...]

Some of the mobile homes now have no more than 17 feet between their backyards and a sheer drop to the ocean. But Doug Rider, Pacifica’s chief building official, said he isn’t looking at evacuating them.