There was an almost identical slide in 1995 in the same place.
Governor vows to aid La Conchita as rescue crews seek survivors
BEN FOX, Associated Press Wri
(01-12) 23:33 PST LA CONCHITA, Calif. (AP) --
Rescue workers, buoyed by word late Wednesday that everyone believed to be missing following a deadly mudslide has now been accounted for, continued to dig through a giant pile of mud and debris nonetheless, seeking to make sure that no one was overlooked...
...Earlier Wednesday, as rescue workers searched for survivors, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived at this picturesque seaside hamlet to survey the devastation. He promised residents the state would help them return to their homes...