On March 1, 1983, the old pier at Avila Beach collapsed during one of the strongest El Niños in California history. Below, the front page of what was then the Telegram-Tribune.
On March 1, 1983, the old pier at Avila Beach collapsed during one of the strongest El Niños in California history. Below, the front page of what was then the Telegram-Tribune.
On March 1, 1983, the old pier at Avila Beach collapsed during one of the strongest El Niños in California history. Below, the front page of what was then the Telegram-Tribune.

Old pier in Avila fell under pounding surf

March 05, 2011 10:15 PM

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John Lindsey

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .