The bluff failure on to Jimmy Durante Boulevard in Del Mar was the result of several factors.
On Channel 10 and 8 news, I said that the new house construction up the slope might have been a contributing factor.
I now know that this is NOT true.
The works done by architect Dean Meredith and the geotechnical firm are excellent. The new house is not part of the bluff-failure problem.
I have learned a new lesson about the effects of social media. My on-air words have been widely transmitted with comments and have caused harm.
I apologize to any and all people, personally and professionally, who have been affected by my words.
Pat Abbott, Professor Emeritus of Geology, SDSU