No immediate threat to 3 cliffside homes in Dana Point after landslide, city says

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

DANA POINT, Calif. (KABC) — There’s concern for three large homes in Dana Point that appear to be teetering frighteningly close to the edge after a landslide over the weekend.

The estate-style homes all sit along Scenic Drive. AIR7 HD was over the area where the remnants of a large chunk of land could be seen sitting at the base of the cliff.

The Orange County Fire Authority said it did not receive any calls about the landslide. It’s unclear if anybody has been evacuated.

This comes not long after heavy rains saturated the region and led to countless landslides and mudslides across Southern California.

“I would be concerned if I lived in one of those homes,” Dana Point resident Jan Cocchiara said. “I don’t know if it’s because of all the development that the hill’s been compromised.”

One of the homeowners did not want to go on camera, but said his home is secure and has not been red-tagged by the city.

The city of Dana Point says the homes were inspected and determined there is no immediate threat to the properties.

Folks like Cocchiara don’t know what can be done to prevent the hillside from eroding.

“I’m not an engineer,” Cocchiara said. “I don’t know what needs to be done, but apparently something is going to happen. I guess we’ll find out.”

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.