San Pedro Landslide Survivor: The Tree Stands Alone
A little palm tree trapped by cement is the lone survivor (and maybe the only victim) of this week's landslide in San Pedro.
The landslide prompted by last weekend's rains took out the scenic road overlooking the ocean. No one was hurt and no homes are in harm's way (yet), and the landslide hasn't been able to secure disaster funding. That hasn't stopped passers-by who came to gawk at the landslide to come up with their own ideas for using public funding.
"We should use some of our government taxpayer money to lower a helicopter to pluck it out and save it," San Pedro resident Diane Smith told NBC LA.
One resident has started making T-shirts to save the tree, another thinks it would make a fine tourist attraction (and it's just midway between Disneyland and Grauman's!) and others are just coming up with whatever excuse they can to get away from their families this Thanksgiving weekend.