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Laguna Beach Landslide

Orange County Fire Authority Captain Bret J. Russell stands watch over the red zone in Bluebird Canyon. The home behind Russell on Flamingo Road was torn in two by the slide. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Bluebird Canyon residents form a long line at 4 p.m. as they are allowed back into their homes in the slide area. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Many Bluebird Canyon residents are pointing the finger of blame towards the mansion-size home (lower half of photo) in the 900 block of Oriole Drive as the cause of the landslide. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Firefighters walk through the debris along what used to be Flamingo Road in Bluebird Canyon. (Mark Boster / LAT)
Emergency workers hike through the landslide area off Flamingo Road in Laguna Beach, Calif. on the morning after a landslide destroyed homes in Bluebird Canyon. City officials said seven homes were destroyed and eight more suffered significant damage. (Mark Boster / LAT)
One of the red-tagged homes on Oriole Drive bears the markings of the search and rescue crews while a home above is spilt in half. (Mark Boster / LAT)
71-year-old Robert Power looks for his cat at his red-tagged home along Bluebird Canyon Dr. in Laguna Beach. He has lived there for 35 years, and did not find the cat. (Christine Cotter / LAT)