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Meredith house not to blame for April 21 bluff collapse on Jimmy Durante

Meredith house not to blame for April 21 bluff collapse on Jimmy Durante

A Del Mar architect’s home-building project had nothing to do with the April 21 bluff collapse shutting down northbound Jimmy Durante Boulevard to traffic.

Patrick Abbott, the geologist who told news media the project might have been a contributing factor, delivered a public apology for his remarks in an appearance Monday, May 6, before the Del Mar City Council.

“It was speculation, which I should not have done,” Abbott said, adding that he confirmed his error through consultations with professionals familiar with the project.

“Therefore, I was wrong,” he said. “So based on the current evidence ... it means the new building there, the new house, is not responsible in any...

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