"The building at 310 Esplanade Ave. was yellow-tagged and deemed uninhabitable in January 2016 after powerful surf from El-Nino fueled storms eroded the coastline and bluffs. Portions of the eroding cliff had collapsed into the ocean after rains hammered the Bay Area city." - LA Times. January 30, 2017
There were two buildings constructed in the 60's that belonged to Millard Tong, who city officials say has been aware of the bluff’s condition and filed for bankruptcy in 2015. The other building was demolished prior.
"In January, El Niño-related storms forced city officials to declare the building at 310 Esplanade Avenue unsafe and residents were asked to leave their homes. Portions of the eroding cliff had collapsed into the ocean after rains hammered the coastal Bay Area city." - LA Times. Dec 15, 2016