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An arch along the coast of La Jolla, the symbol of the community of Bird Rock, collapsed during the intense December storms.
Images in the La Jolla Light show the arch earlier in 2010 and then the crumbled rocks discovered by locals on Wednesday, Dec. 22.
The rock shares the name of the famous surf spot. Located at the end of Bird Rock Avenue, the site has always managed to attract sea birds as often as surfers.
“I didn’t hear the collapse,” La Jolla Historical Society member Don Schmidt said. “I didn’t hear anything with the wind and the rain and the heavy seas.”
“Very sad," Sharon Wampler emailed the paper. " I recall recently the BR community talking about reinforcing the rock as a community project.”
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