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My Street Is Eating Cars - A Sinkhole Hits Santa Monica

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Even for L.A. this is a bad parking job.

On Saturday morning my roommates and I woke suddenly to the overpowering sound of a police officer speaking loudly on a megaphone. I couldn't make out what he was saying, but whenever there is an authority figure on a megaphone, it's usually not a good thing.

I dragged myself to the front door and peered out the screen door to see what was going on. I noticed scattered police officers, firemen and what appeared to be construction workers, but I couldn't really see what the problem was. That is, until I looked a bit harder.

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It's a hole. Damn. Wait a second. There's a car in it?