- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) - A home in the Northern California city of Pacifica is being moved from its cliffside perch after its patio, stairways and retaining wall broke away and crashed into the beach below.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (https://bit.ly/1QlV5jh) the three-bedroom home down the street from two apartment buildings that had to be demolished after the hillside underneath them eroded away during El Nino storms this winter.

A company specializing in house raising lifted the house off its cement slab Tuesday onto two 36-foot-long steel girders using 10 hydraulic pumps.

Melissa McConnell says the plan is to slide her house on a track to the edge of the property line near the sidewalk over the next two days, where it will sit until she and her husband can figure out a permanent location.

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Information from: The San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com


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