Telegraph Hill residents can conditionally reenter homes following rockslide 

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The three condominium units that were “yellow tagged” after Monday’s Telegraph Hill rockslide have been conditionally cleared for reentry, the Department of Public Works said Tuesday night.

DPW spokeswoman Gloria Chan said that the department was recommending to the Department of Building Inspection that two of the yellow-tagged units only be reoccupied on the condition that residents not stay in the rooms facing the hillside overnight. Yellow tags indicate that people can reenter a building or unit to retrieve items but cannot stay the night.

Chan said that engineers evaluated the hillside at the roadway above it on Tuesday.

On Monday, several large boulders and rubble fell from the steep, rain-soaked slope, smashing a parked car and pushing over a retaining fence behind the Parc Telegraph, a large residential building. It remained unclear whether the Recreation and Parks Department, which owns the hill, or the building was liable for the damage. The building homeowners association sued the department over a 1997 landslide, and in 2001 The City paid the property-owners $41,500 toward shoring up the hill. City officials said it was unclear whether the Parc Telegraph had fulfilled that obligation.

The Parc Telegraph’s property manager did not return phone calls.

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