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Gov. Schwarzenegger Tours La Cañada Mudslide Area

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger got an up-close and personal look today at the damage to homes, vehicles and property in the northern portion of Ocean View Boulevard in La Cañada-Flintridge sustained during massive mudslides and debris flow that erupted in the early morning hours of Saturday.

In response to local officials' assertion that the mudslides were a result of poor handling of the Station Fire, Schwarzenegger said he would "appoint a blue ribbon commission" to investigate their claims, reports KTLA. "He promised to cut red tape to find disposal sites for thousands of truckloads of debris that must be removed from houses, yards, streets and catch basins."

Most residents were allowed back into their homes today, although evacuation orders remain in place for the uppermost points off Ocean View. At least 43 homes were damaged, of which nine are considered uninhabitable, and mud is reportedly knee-deep in some places.

See more photos from Ocean View Blvd. here.